IWC Da Vinci Watches
The International Watch Company (IWC) is a popular manufacturer of luxury Swiss watches and is established in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. IWC was founded in the year 1868 by an American watchmaker named Florentine Ariosto Jones and since 2000, it has been a subsidiary of the most famous Swiss Richemont Group. IWC watches are notable due to their high quality as they make use of titanium in their manufacturing process.
Introduced in the year 1969, the IWC Da Vinci watch line is a creation from Schaffhausen. IWC Da Vinci is renowned due to its characteristic of technical refinement along with the exquisite stylish body. The original Vinci is regarded as the very first Swiss quartz watch which was equipped with the innovative Beta 21 movement.
History of IWC Da Vinci Watches
One of the popular IWC watch collections is its IWC Da Vinci. Over a period of time, this IWC watch family line has evolved drastically and has featured a number of versions and styles. Introduced in the year 1969, this IWC watch line attained instant popularity as it was the very first Swiss quartz watch. Equipped with the innovative Beta 21 (where 21 denotes the number of brands and manufacturers that were implicated in the action of development) movement, the IWC Da Vinci watch featured a striking hexagonal case along with long indices and plain hands. Although it was manufactured for a very short period of time, in the year 2008, it was revived by the IWC Da Vinci Automatic Vintage 1969 (Ref. IW546101).
The regular hexagonal shape of the IWC watch was now stretched and the timepiece was featured with a sapphire crystal bottom which allowed the viewers to take a look at its magnificent calibre 80111 movements. The indices on the dial of this IWC Da Vinci watch (Ref. IW546101) provided justice to its original model.
In the later years, the IWC watch was upgraded with integrated bracelet, cases made of steel, minimalistic shapes along with graphic lines. The brand was put on the map after it released its IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar model. This took place in the year 1985 when it introduced its popular Ref. 3750 which is, of course, one of its most famous versions. This also became the inspiration for its upcoming releases like IW392101 and IW392103.
The IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar is one of the favourites of watch enthusiasts. What sets it apart is its feature of calendar mechanism which was constructed by the legendary IWC horologist Kurt Klaus. This was the first IWC chronograph that programmed a perpetual calendar along with a four-digit year display. This distinctive and smart calendar recognizes the differing length in months as well as leap years, and, therefore, this IWC Da Vinci chronograph does not need any another calibration prior to the year 2100. The feature is simply ingenious considering that the complex system can be set with a single crown.
The IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moonphase 36 is another notable dress watch by the brand. Measuring 36 mm in diameter, this watch has been presented in various choices like plain stainless steel, stainless steel with diamonds, and red gold. The stainless steel version of this family line is regarded as one of the most classic and elegant watches. It features a nicely silver-plated dial along with applied navy blue Arabic numerals. The moon phase indicator of this Da Vinci watch is placed at 12 o'clock and is the star here without overpowering the rest of the IWC Da Vinci watch. Powered by the automatic calibre 35800 movements, the IWC watch also has a power reserve of 42-hours. The solid case back of the watch consists of an engraving – Flower of life (a geometric pattern of overlapping circles that was drawn and studied by the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci).
A number of IWC Da Vinci models has been released to date, and they all are based on the round classic case. The latest addition to IWC Da Vinci has been done in the year 2018 at SIHH. It comprised of 27 limited edition models including the beautiful IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition 150 Years. This special edition is the first to feature the new IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre which is an automatic movement with Pellaton winding and small hacking seconds. This IWC watch is amongst the finest that has been launched in quite some time. It is not only appealing but also a treat for the eyes especially when you have a look at its case. Since the IWC watch is a limited edition, only 500 pieces of this beauty have struck the market and it is offered in three different variations which one of which is 18 karat gold quoted along with a dazzling white dial. The two other variations have stainless steel cases – while one of them has a blue dial the other one has a white one.
The IWC Da Vinci watches are not just watches for men but there are gorgeous watches for women as well. Hence, if you are looking for a dress watch with an elegant shape which also have a charming price, then this is the perfect fit for your wrist.