The IWC Da Vinci of the 1980/9os was an iconic watch and the Da Vinci Reference 3750 at the time the by far most sold complicated watch. Let us discover the new ones …
I need to mention one thing before we start: These pictures do not show the true beauty of the watches with their movable horns with curved lugs. Worn on the wrist the watches look different, simply like they should. I told IWC to make pictures were you see the watches on a wrist, when I saw them the first time in November and I told them again, when I saw the watches again in Geneva last week. Unfortunately there was not enough time so I could not take pictures of the new Da Vinci collection on a wrist. The SIHH simply is too busy for such an exercise. So try to imagine, when seeing these pictures, that the movable horns with curved lugs perfectly nestle to your wrist.
Do you remember the iconic 1980/90 IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci, Reference 3750?
Discover the six new Da Vinci wristwatches and their prices. If you wish to enlarge the pictures please click on them …
IWC Da Vinci Automatic
The Da Vinci Automatic with its 40-millimetre diameter was designed for both men and women as a classic watch with three hands and features a discreet, elegant design.
IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36
IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36
The Da Vinci Automatic 36 and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 are not only smaller and slimmer, but also have a more feminine design: with rounded crowns and a recessed inner circle on the dial, as previously found in the Portofino 37 mm collection. Gold cases, diamond-set bezels and alligator leather straps by Santoni in the colours raspberry, bronze, dark brown and dark blue specially developed for IWC underscore the watch’s aesthetic appeal.
IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the first watch from IWC to combine the in-house developed and manufactured mechanical chronograph with a perpetual moon phase display on a subdial in a new complication module. The moon phase is displayed by a disc, partly silver- or gold-plated, partly dark blue, which rotates to show the shadow of the earth and the waxing or waning moon below an aperture in the dial. It is now the new IWC in-house calibre 89630 that powers the perpetual calendar’s other functions: the date, month, day and four-digit year display.
IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph
The name of the Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph in 18-carat red gold alone reflects its unique status: an unusual combination of a classic tourbillon with a retrograde date and a sporty chronograph on a single dial. The further-developed 89360 chronograph calibre, the new IWC-manufactured 89900 calibre, permits down-to-the-second setting of what is known as the “hacking tourbillon” via a newly designed system of levers.
The result is a technically sophisticated and optically balanced complication with a clear, uncluttered design.
The wearer reads stopped hours and minutes off from a totalizer at the “12 o´clock” position, while a central seconds hand shows elapsed seconds. The flying tourbillon is positioned below at “6 o’clock” and, on the left-hand side, the gently curved arc of the retrograde date display almost visually connects one complication with the other. Apart from this, the pallet lever and escape wheel were manufactured with the use of diamond shell technology for the first time. This involves a diamond coating that reduces friction, thus generating a higher output of energy.
This is my personal favourite ….
IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”
The Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” has a blue dial and a diameter of 42 millimetres. Newly developed moving horns with curved lugs ensure that the black alligator leather strap by Santoni ts wrists perfectly. The stainless-steel chronograph shows elapsed minutes and hours on a subdial, so that the stopped times can be read off as if on an analogue watch. As usual, the timepiece has a central chronograph hand to show seconds.
Every year since 2006, IWC Schaffhausen has launched an exclusive special edition for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these timepieces goes directly to the Laureus Foundation and contributes to the funding of its projects. Like its predecessors, the 11th in the series of IWC special editions is a symbol of hope for children and young people who are socially disadvantaged because they have mental or phys- ical handicaps or live in difficult family circumstances.
Curious about the prices?
The prices mentioned below are the one for the Austrian market including 20 % VAT. To get a net price please deduct 16,66 % …