VALUE & RATING | IWC Portugieser Chronograph

IWC Portuguese watch value increase

On this page you will find the price increase, value development, trend and the rating for the movement of the IWC Portuguese Chronograph.

The watch is made of stainless steel with Sapphire Crystal and a leather strap. The movement is a IWC 79350, self-winding with a 44h power reserve.



Watch Case:

40.9mm, Stainless Steel


Not Rotatable


Sapphire Crystal

Case Bottom:

Stainless Steel



Water Resistant:


7.600 €
(RSP 2017)



Historic value development
of the IWC Portuguese


Trend development
IWC Portuguese


Information on the


This watch rated in
comparison to the market


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The value
of the IWC Portuguese Chronograph has grown by 84% between 1998 and 2016. In the same period of time the Portuguese Chronograph made of rose gold increased by 94%. Over the last 10 years, the average growth of the stainless steel version has been 3.4% or 215 € per year. All in all, the growth is below-average as compared to our watch portfolio consisting of over 260 selected luxury watches. There was no price increase in 2014 and in 2016.

You are able to determine growth-rates from the graph as shown by the following example:
A value of 110 in year X means a growth-rate of 10% as compared to the year of origin with the value 100 (110-100=10%).

3 year
5 year
10 year

The market achieved higher growth rates than the IWC Portuguese Chronograph, especially over the most recent period of time. This is due to the fact that there were no price increases for this watch in 2014 and 2016.

about the table:
The yearly average presents an average yearly growth over the given period of time until 2016.

References of this brand with a comparable value development:


Resale Value


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A second-hand IWC Portuguese Chronograph today is worth slightly more than the official sales price from back in 1998. The older a luxury watch gets the more likely it gains in value that exceeds the original purchase price. The value of a new watch falls down to its market value after purchase. The retail sales price usually includes a relatively high retailer margin, which represents a markup to the market value of a watch. By purchasing a used IWC Portuguese Chronograph at a price near its market value, you are able to achieve a higher rate of return. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in a second hand and well-maintained watch, ideally with original papers and box.

Find offers for second-hand IWC Portuguese Chronograph watches here Tip: Choose a dealer with certified watchmakers who guarantees the authenticity of his watches.

Trend Development

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If search volume is not sufficiently high for showing a geographic chart, we use a higher-level category name or brand name in this chart.

The popularity of the IWC Portuguese Chronograph declined by about 20% on Google. However, the German term for this watch IWC Portugieser has been searched increasingly.

The interest in the IWC Portuguese is spread globally. A large part of the search volume on Google originates from Singapore followed by the Netherlands, Australia and the UK. Therefore, Amsterdam, Zurich and Stockholm count among the top cities by search volume on Google. Overall, the trend is positive for the watch's German name. Its widespread popularity points towards a solid demand in the IWC Portuguese Chronograph.

Exemplary Illustration of
a mechanical movement

IWC 79350 beats as caliber in the Portuguese Chronograph. This movement is based on an ETA 7750 and has been refined by IWC. It comes with a power reserve of 1 day and 20 hours. The watch handles advance 8 times per second with the movement's 28.800 alternations per hour.


IWC 79350


Self-winding Movement

In-house Movement:

No, ETA 7750





Amount of Jewels:    31



Power Reserve:         44h



The amount of jewels serves as indicator for the complexity and the finishing of a movement.
Market average:
31 Jewels (Self-winding movements)
21 Jewels (Manual winding movements)

The power reserve provides an insight into the performance of movements.
Market average:
45 hours (Self-winding movements)
50 hours (Manual winding movements)

The growth of the IWC Portuguese Chronograph accounts to the lower half of all price developments in our market portfolio from 1998 to 2016.

The resale value is slightly positive. The trend on international basis shows a negative development over the last 3 years.

The movement does not stand out in the given indicators as compared to other movements in our portfolio.

Please note:
A low rating does not implicate a bad quality of the movement.

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