Lot 4266. Watch: extremely rare IWC men's watch, "Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Platinum", Ref. 5042, limited Edition No. 47/50, probably barely used, with Box & papers

Sold: € 30 000
Auction date: 15.09.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4266 | Watch: extremely rare IWC men's watch, "Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère Platinum", Ref. 5042, limited Edition No. 47/50, probably barely used, with Box & papers
Approx. Ø44mm, approx. 180g, platinum, screw down sapphire crystal case-back with original protector, automatic movement with 7 days power reserve, one-minute Tourbillon, up-regulated by 3 equidistant arms, caliber 50900, case number 3083315, plant number 2949865, silvered dial, steel hands, black leather strap with IWC platinum buckle, little-worn condition with Box and papers, small scratches on bezel and glass edge of the Box with traces of storage, made in an edition of only 50 pieces in 2004, of which only 2 pieces for the German market. This IWC rarity is seldom offered at auction. To our knowledge, only 2 of the 50 watches have been offered this watch, so far, at auction, No. 21/50 sold in Geneva in 2013 for 60,000 Swiss francs, and 9/50 in New York in 2010, sold for 55,000 US$. "Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère" :The only of its bottom-mounted and therefore "flying" Tourbillon is used in this watch as a "living Twelve". The cage of the tourbillon takes the balance wheel, the anchor and the escapement wheel and rotates once per Minute around its own axis. Thus, the unilaterally acting forces of gravity on the balance wheel (focus error) are thus compensated.

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