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IWC Portuguese Ref IW3714 B+P

The Portugieser was developed at the request of Portuguese navigators who were looking for a reliable instrument to read the time and navigate during their long voyages. The model has since become a true classic of the IWC brand. This 18k Rose gold watch features an automatic movement with a chronograph function. In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful 3714 models! It has a silver dial with Rose gold-colored indexes and hands, and a standard diameter of 41 mm.

The package is complete with the box, papers, and service papers. The watch has been serviced by IWC itself. Additionally, a new leather crocodile strap with an original IWC buckle.

We are confident that this watch will find a new owner quickly. This Portugieser demonstrates a sense of style. It pairs well with a suit and is not out of place with casual attire.

€ 10.600

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand IWC
Diameter 41 mm
Model Portuguese
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference IW3714
Buckle/clasp Original gold buckle
Year of production (circa) 2003
Lug Width 20 mm
Material 18k Rose gold
Set Content Original box & papers, IWC service papers 2022
Crystal Sapphire
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Ivory
Movement Automatic
Backstory

International Watch Company, better known as IWC Schaffhausen, was founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. The company specialized in Aviation watches and is currently operating under the Richemont Group umbrella.

IWC introduced its first pilot’s watch in 1936. An inner rotating pointer could be used to keep track of take-off times and the escapement was anti-magnetic, to cope with the magnetic fields from the cockpit instruments.

In 1939, two Portuguese distributors ordered a large wristwatch with pocket watch movement and another iconic IWC line was born: the Portugieser. Today, particularly the dressy Portugieser chronographs are popular among IWC aficionados.

When Europe plummets into WWII, IWC is commissioned by both sides of the conflict to supply military watches. The two best-known examples are the Dirty Dozen field watches for the allies and the big pilot, known as Beobachtungsuhr or B-uhr, for the German Luftwaffe. The latter would form the design template for the later Big Pilot range.

Towards the end of WWII, IWC developed a new military movement, known as Cal. 89. When the war ends, the tough caliber is fitted to civilian watches. The Cal. 89 watches, many in classic Calatrava style, remain popular among collectors until today. In 1948, the Cal. 89 is fitted to the Pilot Mk XI, another popular vintage reference.

1955 Saw the introduction of another influential IWC model: the Ingenieur. IWC used its expertise in magnetic resistance to manufacture a watch for engineers and scientists, working with magnetic fields. This is two years after Rolex introduced the Milgauss for the same clientele.

In 1967, IWC branches out into water sports. The Aquatimer is introduced as a serious divewatch. The more casual Yacht Club is launched alongside for all-purpose daily wearing.

IWC remained innovative, being among the early adopters of the brand new quartz technology, for instance. But the house also recognized the value of heritage, building on its historic Pilot and Portugieser ranges. The result is a broad scope of all sorts of watches, for all sorts of people. Through it all, IWC maintained a reputation as high quality watchmakers.

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

IWC

Model

Reference

IW3714

Year of production (circa)

2003

Material

18k Rose gold

Crystal

Sapphire

Dial color

Ivory

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

41 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Original gold buckle

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Original box & papers, IWC service papers 2022