A classically designed watch made for dressier occasions, the IWC Portugeiser is a very popular collection. Unlike many luxury timepieces tailor-made for dressing up, the Portugeiser seamlessly combines stunning looks with incredible performance. Many consider this piece the first large luxury wristwatch.
The IWC Portugeiser series just turned 75 this year. Due to the longevity of this stunning collection, fanfare has poured in as the models were updated. Up until 1980, only a few “true” Portugeiser watches had ever been produced. Although, many still consider IWC Yacht Club Automatic to be the predecessor to the Portugeiser.
The main distinguishing feature found on most Portugeiser models is the size. This collection lays claim to being the first large watch, while still remaining luxurious. Many find the large face of the IWC Portugeiser to be a perfect combination while dressed to the nines.
Famous Wearers: Ryan Gosling, Kevin Spacey, Taylor Lautner
Style: Bold elegance, revolutionary innovation, unique complications
IWC Portugeiser Models
- Portugeiser Siderale Scafusia, Portugeiser Annual Calendar Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2016”, Portugeiser Annual Calendar
- Portugeiser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “75th Anniversary”, Portugeiser Hand-wound eight days edition “75th anniversary”, Portugeiser Automatic
- Portugeiser Chronograph, Portugeiser Perpetual Calendar, Portugeiser Yacht Club Chronograph
- Portugeiser Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde, Portugeiser Grande Complication, Portugeiser Hand-wound Eight Days
- Portugeiser Chronograph Classic, Portugeiser Yacht Club Worldtimer, Portugeiser Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”
- Portugeiser Minute Repeater, Portugeiser Tourbillon Hand-wound, Portugeiser Tourbillion hand-wound “Metropolitan Boutique Edition”
The IWC Portugeiser is known worldwide as a stunning collection, but IWC has many. The IWC Pilot is considered to be the company’s flagship collection. Other IWC models that have found great fanfare include the Ingenieur, da Vinci, Aquatimer, and Portofino.
Vintage IWC Portugeiser
Due to the age of this watch, you can find vintage IWC Portugeiser watches on the market. However, many have found the price for a true vintage Portugeiser to be costly. There are so few models, the resale values for vintage IWC Portugeiser watches have skyrocketed.
How to know if my IWC Portugeiser is real?
It can be difficult to tell if your IWC Portugeiser watch is real or not. The timepiece has been counterfeited. The best way to determine the authenticity of your timepiece is through examination by an expert. At myGemma, we have watch professionals on staff. Just fill out our online form and one of them will be in touch.
How Much Can I Receive For My IWC Portugeiser?
Second-hand prices for IWC Portugeiser watches vary. Non-vintage models remain stable while vintage Portugeiser models can sell for a lot more. Of course the price you receive when selling IWC Portugeiser watches depends on age, condition, model, servicing, original papers, box and more. Most who decide to sell IWC Portugeiser watches find 20-40% return over their initial investment.
Where to Sell IWC Portugeiser?
If you’d like to sell IWC Portugeiser watches, you’ve come to the right place. At myGemma, we buy IWC Portugeiser watches. Just fill out our form online online and one of our specialists will be in touch. Many sellers find payment in their bank account within 24 hours.
With over 150 years of experience in buying luxury timepieces, jewelry and diamonds, our team of experts will provide you with a professional valuation of your IWC Portugeiser. Our process is designed to make sure that you get the strongest price for your watch.