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Price Guide: IWC Portuguese Movements

IWC Portuguese movements⁠

The IWC Portuguese Chronograph IW371446 is based off of a famous Portuguese Chronograph from the 1990’s as a way to market to the newer generation while retaining the classic IWC tradition and feel. The first thing you notice upon looking at it is the color palette of navy blue, white, and silver. The navy blue helps the hands and numerals to contrast against the white, simplistic background. The dial also follows a symmetrical design with the branding at 3 o’clock balanced with the words “Chronograph Automatique” at 9 o’clock. From top down, the minutes counter sundial at 12 o’clock is balanced with a seconds sundial at 6 o’clock.⁠

The IW500109 has a bright stainless steel casing that provides a sharp contrast with the matte black dial. Its design consists of silver Feullie style, or in more simple terms leaf-style, hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. The outer ring has marks for every minute. At first glance, the case seems to be perfectly smooth and polished, but upon closer inspection, you will notice that the sides of the watch have straight grain brushing that go over the lugs. This small detail brings texture and interest to the otherwise flat casing. This watch features an automatic winding in-house movement with 7-day power reserve. ⁠

The IWC Portuguese Chronograph ref IW371401 is both well-known and serves as the inspiration for many other Portuguese models. It features a 41mm wide case, a railway track chapter ring with marks at each quarter-second, and two indented subdials. This watch sold for $7,900 back when it was available new, and now trades at around $4,600 on the secondary market. ⁠

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