Every year for the past few years, IWC, the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer, has chosen one of its collections to completely revamp. This year, the brand has selected the iconic Da Vinci collection, celebrating a return to more traditional round cases with the unveiling of six new models, including several gorgeous ladies watches. With something to suit just about every taste, we invite you to come discover the new collection.
The Da Vinci Collection
The new Da Vinci line is dedicated to beauty and grace, not unlike the artist whose name the collection bears, and so IWC has taken a decidedly softer tone with the design. The round cases are paired with IWC’s newly developed moving horns with curved lugs that ensure a comfortable fit on any wrist. If you’re feeling particularly decadent there is also the option to pair your new watch with a leather strap manufactured by hand exclusively for IWC Schaffhausen by the Italian high-end shoe manufacturer Santoni.
Starting things off is the mid-size Da Vinci Automatic 36mm, which comes in five different variants. Offering you a choice of either 18k red gold or stainless steel cases, some even feature dazzling bezels set with 54 diamonds for that extra glamorous touch. Inside is the Calibre 35111, a self-winding movement complete with time and date display. It offers 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
The Da Vinci Automatic Moonphase 36mm meanwhile, comes in three different variations and features a stunning moon-phase indicator just below 12 o’clock. The design is a little more traditional yet still exceptionally elegant and understated, perfect for those business meetings where you want to make a statement without making a scene. It’s powered by the self-winding Calibre 35800 and also offers 42 hours of power when fully wound.
As a final touch the casebacks of both models feature an engraving of the Flower of Life, paying homage to Leonardo da Vinci’s unceasing search for the mathematical rules of beauty and proportion.
Next up is the unisex Da Vinci Automatic, in a slightly larger 40mm x 10mm case. Traditionally speaking, this type of watch would be considered more masculine but its understated elegant style and slim profile means it will look good on him or her. Offered in two versions, the simple dial displays the time and date only, powered by the tried and tested Calibre 35111, an automatic movement with central hacking seconds and a 42-hour power reserve.
There are also two exceptionally complicated pieces in the collection. The Tourbillon Retrograde Chronograph offers a fly-back, column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch and automatic winding, as well as a retrograde date indication and a tourbillon regulator. The Perpetual Calendar Chronograph meanwhile takes its design cues from the original Ref. 3750 of the same name, launched in 1985. Presented in a 43mm x 15.5mm case, it features a perpetual calendar complete with integrated moon-phase display and a chronograph.
Finally, IWC also gives you the opportunity to do good whilst looking good, with the Da Vinci Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”. Part of the proceeds from the sale of each of these watches go directly to the Laureus Foundation and contributes to the funding of its projects. This Chronograph is no charity case however, it is a legitimate timepiece complete with manufacture movement. Presented in a 42mm x 15.3mm steel case, the in-house, automatic 89361 chronograph calibre offers a 68-hour power reserve as well as a full chronograph with fly-back functionality.
For more details on the new IWC Da Vinci collection please do not hesitate to contact us directly or come into one of our boutiques to find the perfect model for you.