With its smaller case in red gold measuring only 36 millimetres in diameter, the moon phase complication, dome-shaped crown and exquisite materials, the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 is the perfect companion for those who appreciate understated luxury. The classic moon phase display with the dark blue night sky and gold or silver moon and stars is an attractive and eye-catching feature on this three-hand watch. The horizon stretches to the recessed inner circle, which lends the silver-plated dial a sense of structure and depth. Articulated lugs ensure that the horns do not protrude from the case. The watch fits perfectly on the wrist, making it extremely comfortable to wear. With the Flower of Life engraved on the case back, Iwc Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Review Replica pays tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s tireless search for mathematical rules for beauty and proportions.
Among the qualities of the new round IWC Da Vinci case is that the articulating curved lugs, which move to provide a better fit for the wearer. Together with the glossy black Santoni alligator leather strap, in addition, it gives the watch a somewhat ornate appearance. Powering the IWC Da Vinci Chronograph watch is IWC’s in-house caliber 89361, which will be a chronograph movement using a flyback function. And thanks to IWC’s effective double-pawl winding system, the IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” includes a power reserve of 68 hours – or almost 3 times.
That noted, my complaint with IWC has for some time now been that they appeared not overly rushed with their attempts to successfully create a new chapter for their own impressive, Kurt Klaus-developed perpetual calendar. “When in doubt, go round” may only be the headline at IWC, however, as we’ll see, not without reason. Seemingly in song with the recently re-styled Ingenieur, which has also dropped its more agressive and angular lines for a circular, more target-group-friendly look, the Da Vinci returns to framing its numerous signs with a perfectly round bezel. Boring it isn’t, though, as it offers many fine and some unexpected details, so let us work our way through all of these.
- Red gold case
- Diameter 36.0MM
- Height 11.7MM
- Water resistance 3 bar
- Silver-plated dial
- Moon phase display
- Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
- 35800 Calibre
- Automatic, self-winding
- 25 Jewels
- 42 hours Power Reserve
- Côtes de Genève, perlage
- Bronze alligator leather strap by Santoni
Calibre Family 89000
The 89000-calibre family includes powerful chronograph movements with flyback function, which are used, for example, for the big digital date and month displays or for watches that display stopped hours and minutes on a subdial.
The soft appearance of the employed gold indices contrast somewhat attractively against the sharp, angular, pointy palms – a subtle but striking detail. IWC’s a few thirty-plus years of expertise in designing equally feature-packed dials reveals in the way the silver-plated dial lacks any outstanding patterns or texture, functioning as a soft-glowing backdrop that allows all other nicely separated components to stand out, enhancing legibility and easing on aesthetic overload. The year window above 7 o’clock is obviously more for bragging rights compared to anything else — whether it were to make watchmakers’ lives simpler to place the perpetual functions of the movement it could nevertheless be concealed by the dial itself. But IWC even goes so far as to state that they already “supply the century slide bearing the figures 22, 23, and 24 for the years 2200 into 2499 – you know, just if manufacturing technologies in 2247 would not permit for the making of this little slice.
The perpetual calendar is one of the most fascinating haute horlogerie complications. Originally developed by former chief designer Kurt Klaus and
continuously improved since then, it is mechanically programmed for 577 years.
This can be an IWC altered Selita SW300-1 that operates at 28,800A/h (4Hz) also features 42 hours of power reserve. It’s a robust choice for a movement that’s truly serviceable with a reliable history. Strong, inoffensive, and dependable, the motion is essentially like the watch itself. No, it isn’t the biggest release of SIHH. It is not a million-dollar split-second chronograph or a deep, exceptionally complicated look in the cosmos either. The IWC Da Vinci Automatic watch is a timepiece that remains true to tradition and offers a no-frills check into the brand’s past together with their hopes for the future. What IWC brings to the table here is an appealing option for both women and men, and it is going to be interesting to see if its versatility can dictate a really universal experience for anybody that finds it fascinating enough to pick up. The IWC Da Vinci Automatic may be had for a price of $5,400 on leather with a silver-plated dial or $6,400 on a bracelet with slate colored dial.