With its articulated strap horns and the perpetual calendar, the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in 18-carat red gold represents the very best of over 30 years of the Da Vinci family. The moon remains still against the dark blue night sky while the moon-phase indicator disc beneath the dial acts as the earth’s shadow and imitates the waxing and waning of the moon. The perpetual calendar’s extreme precision is made possible by the in-house 89630 calibre. The moon phase display diverges by just 1 day in 577.5 years from the actual phase of the moon. The hour and minute counters are combined in a totalizer at “12 o’clock”, enabling stopped times to be read like a second time of day. Thanks to the flyback function, this watch allows ongoing chronograph time measurements to be instantly “deleted” and a new measurement started without an intermediate stop.
Let’s start with the flying tourbillon, since it’s unique since it is a hacking tourbillon. A tourbillon which hacks is a rarity as it’s frequently too delicate and complex a mechanism to be starting and stopping unexpectedly. However, this one does, and it helps users to place their view with to-the-second accuracy. How it works is that when the crown is pulled out into the time-setting position, two levers grip the balance wheel like a clamp and stop the seconds hand from moving. The flying tourbillon creates a full rotation every moment, so the tourbillon bridge may function as a seconds hand. Much like the earlier IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” watch, this watch also uses a 12-hour totalizer to document the elapsed time. Finally, that the IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph watch also features a retrograde date display, which is situated just to the left of this handset.
I’ll go out on a limb and say this: IWC perpetual calendars — especially the Portugieser variants, naturally — have for a long time been one of those genuinely complicated and expensive watches that I could observe folks… well, really wear. Not just in fancy airport lounges or occasions, but also in perfectly everyday settings, out and about — though probably more so in big cities of planet’s wealthy countries than elsewhere. While that is a statistically unsubstantiated claim, I will stick to it because to observe a watch of these complexity on real people’s wrists out in the true world isn’t only interesting but also, in a way, inspires one to see said watch at a slightly different light.
- Red gold case
- Diameter 43.0MM
- Height 15.7MM
- Water resistance 3 bar
- Silver-plated dial
- Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase
- Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
- Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock
- Flyback function
- Sapphire glass, arched-edge, antireflective coating on both sides
- Small hacking seconds
- 89630 Calibre
- Automatic, self-winding
- 51 Jewels
- 68 hours Power Reserve
- IWC-manufactured movement
- Côtes de Genève, perlage
- Dark brown 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.
This can be an IWC modified Selita SW300-1 that operates at 28,800A/h (4Hz) and features 42 hours of power reserve. It is a robust choice for a movement that’s truly serviceable with a trusted track record. Strong, inoffensive, and dependable, the movement is basically enjoy the watch itself. No, it’s not the biggest launch of SIHH. The IWC Da Vinci Automatic watch is a timepiece that remains true to tradition and offers a no-frills look 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 men and women, and it is going to be interesting to see if its flexibility can dictate a truly universal experience for anyone that finds it intriguing enough to pick up. The IWC Da Vinci Automatic can be obtained for a cost of $5,400 on leather with a silver-plated dial or $6,400 on a bracelet with slate colored dial.
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top quality iwc replica watches-description-text”>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.