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A fitting tribute to a legendary icon of innovation Leonardo Da Vinci, the IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci collection was first launched in 1969. Equipped with the quartz Beta 21 movement, the collection was a lot different from today’s Da Vinci. The 1969 timepiece featured a hexagonal case and steel bracelet. The modern Da Vinci took its shape in 1985 with the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph. The timepiece featured a round case and was designed by Hano Burtscher, IWC’s Chief Designer during the Quartz Crisis. The timepiece became an icon and gained cult status very soon.
For a collection named after someone who was a pioneering innovator, the collection holds a fair amount of magic tricks from the past. But today, the collection is a rather simple embodiment of the 1985 timepiece. Beginning with the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase, there is a small moon phase window at the 12 o’clock marker. To further accentuate the moon phase, a few of the timepieces are also equipped with a diamond-studded bezel. Moving towards the much simpler variants of the collection, the Da Vinci Automatic offers a date window at the 6 o’clock marker. There are two case sizes available in Da Vinci Automatic series, 36 and 40mm and some of them are also offered in a diamond-studded bezel iteration. Holding the true essence of being a “Da Vinci”, the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph and Da Vinci Tourbillon Retrograde Chronograph holds the heritage of the collection to their chest. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is a reworked version of the 1985 Da Vinci designed by Hano Burtscher. A mix of both a chronograph and perpetual calendar, the timepiece features an hour and minute sub-dial at the 12 o’clock marker with a flyback central hand, making it a chronograph. The perpetual calendar is marked by a year window between the 7 and 8 o’clock marker and the day, month, and date are fixed at the 9, 6, and 3 o’clock markers. Featuring a flying minute tourbillon, the Da Vinci Tourbillon Retrograde Chronograph sits at the top of the watchmaking acumen of the brand. The timepiece features a retrograde date display between the 8 and 11 o’clock marker. On the 12 o’clock marker is the minute and hour chronograph totalizer sub-dial complemented by a flying central hand.
Laureus Sport For Good Foundation Edition
“Sport has the power to change the world”. These penned-down words by Nelson Mandela changed how the world perceived the world of sports. The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation helps children overcome violence, discrimination, and inequality through the means of sports. Collaborating with this foundation, IWC decided to launch the Da Vinci Chronograph Edition ‘Laureus Sport For Good Foundation’ edition in 2017. Equipped with two chronograph sub-dials and a date window, the timepiece is just limited to 1,500 units.
Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
What is special about IWC?
IWC watches are truly a collector's delight with such flawless craftsmanship, state-of-the-art mechanisms, and rich materials. Loved for their pilot watches, IWC is one of the world's most popular luxury watch brands. All their watches, especially vintage models, retain their value for years and therefore, are equally popular in the pre-owned market.
Which are the most popular IWC collections in India?
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