IWC, F.A JONES, PORTUGIESER, LIMITED EDITION, PLATINUM, REF. 5442, FULL-SET
ICONEEK price: 16’300.-CHF
Iconeek is proud to introduce here a fine and rare, superb and full-set, oversized mechanical platinum, limited edition wristwatch by IWC: the Portugieser F.A Jones. The IWC Portugieser F.A. Jones model was created to commemorate Florentine Ariosto Jones, the daring American businessman who founded IWC in Schaffhausen in 1868. The model was produced in stainless steel, limited edition to 3000 pieces, in 18K pink gold, limited edition to 1000 pieces, and in platinum, limited edition to 500 pieces, such as the present watch.
The model comes with a three-body construction: a large platinum tonneau-shaped case with ball-shaped crown, downturned lugs, a concave polished platinum bezel and a glazed display back secured by six screws on the back. Under the slightly domed sapphire crystal, we find a mint white dial with painted large black Arabic numerals, white gold Breguet hands, a subsidiary seconds at 6, an outer minute division. Under the sapphire crystal back secured by six screws, we discover a caliber 98290, mechanical, manual winding, rhodium-plated, three quarter plate, finely engraved bridges and plates, with elongated regulator, 18 jewels with gold chatons, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with timing screws, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, shock-absorbers. Dial, case and movement are signed.
The present watch comes with all its original accessories including the special fitted wooden presentation box with gilt plaque engraved « Portugieser F.A. Jones, Referenz 5442, 140/500 » and outer packaging, IWC Guarantee dated May 2006, operating instructions, booklet on IWC founder F.A. Jones.
With its timeless design, great history and finely finish movement, the oversized limited edition platinum F.A. Jones Portugieser model is per sure a great watch, as well as a collector!
Condition: 9/10, in superb and original overall condition, full-set
Model: F.A JONES
Limited edition: yes, no. 140/500
Movement no: -
Case no.: 3070571
Dial: white with painted black Arabic numerals, white gold Breguet hands
Movement: cal. 98290, mechanical, manual winding, 18 jewels
Bracelet: leather strap, platinum IWC buckle
Water-resistant: yes, tested
Dimensions: 43 mm. diam, thickness 11.15 mm.
Accessories: fitted presentation box with outer packaging, user manual, F.A Jones special booklet, soft cloth, IWC service booklet, IWC guarantee card dated May 2006, Geneva
Ref. ICO: 99-20-002A