Introduced at the finish of 2016 and completely unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (Geneva, 16-20 January 2017), the IWC Da Vinci collection includes models in various sizes and with a rich variety of complications.
Today we focus on the Da Vinci Automatic, a classical three-hand watch with date introduced in a 40 mm case which can appeal both ladies and men.
Its distinctive moving horns and twin frame bezel directly draw inspiration from the 1980s Da Vinci SL Automatic Ref. 3528, a timepiece that is still highly pursued by collectors.
Ladies version of the Da Vinci SL Automatic dating back to 1984
The Da Vinci Automatic 40 mm is available either with slate-colored dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, stainless-steel bracelet or with silver-plated dial, gold-plated hour and minute hands and appliqués, black alligator leather strap. In this version, a blue seconds hand provides a colorful
Thanks to its moving horns, the watch fits perfectly even around a slim wrist and can along these lines be attractive also for ladies.
The clear-cut dial design with the date at 6 o’clock is characterized by large Arabic numerals and lancet-shaped leaf hands.
Both models are water-resistant to 30 meters/100 feet and controlled by the highly reliable 4 Hz (28,800 vph) Caliber 35111 with automatic winding and 42-hour power hold.
The elegance of the watch can be enhanced by a hand-colored black alligator leather strap by Santoni secured by a pin buckle while the stainless steel bracelet featuring a practical folding butterfly clasp makes the watch sportier.
The IWC Da Vinci Automatic with silver-plated dial and black alligator leather strap (ref. IW356601) has a price of Euro 5,700/US$ 5,900 while the model with slate-colored dial and steel bracelet (ref. IW356602) will retail at Euro 6,550/US$ 6,900. iwc.com
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