IWC Portuguese F.A Jones Watch

The IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones is a beautifully detailed tribute to Florentine Ariosto Jones, the intrepid American businessman who founded IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1868. With a classical style that calls to mind the age when pocket-watches were king, the IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones makes an elegant yet striking impression on the wrist.

The heart of the IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones is its unique calibre 98290 movement. Conceived by IWC, it bears unique constructive and decorative elements that pay respect to the original “Jones Calibre” family of movements which brought IWC its initial fame. Particularly striking is the characteristic elongated index which extends down from the balance cock, allowing adjustment of the balance beat, which at 18,000 vibrations per hour, is true to its historical predecessor. Intricate damascening covers all visible surfaces of the plates, in the manner of high-grade railroad watches from the 1860’s.

Featuring brushed and polished elements, the classic lines of the 43-mm case are timelessly appealing; the onion-shaped crown, and pomme-style hands are other details unique to the F.A. Jones Portuguese. The IWC Portuguese F.A. Jones is produced in a numbered, limited edition of 3000 pieces in stainless steel, 1000 in 18K rose gold, and only 500 in platinum. For the dedicated collector, or anyone who appreciates the rich early history of IWC, the Portuguese F.A. Jones will become a treasured watch.

About Steve

Stephen Culcasi’s passion is for fine timepieces. He discovered his love of fine watches when he entered the industry ten years ago and brings extensive experience in retail management and private client service to Lussori. Stephen takes pride in the impressive selection of timepieces offered at Lussori which is located on Ocean Avenue in Carmel, California and has a keen eye for spotting new trends. His clients make up a who’s who list of celebrities, high profile business people, and respected collectors worldwide. Stephen holds a bachelors degree from Cal State Long beach. He enjoys restoring antique cars and photography.

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