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Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus

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The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus is a fitting tribute to an outstanding IWC watchmaker. Each of the displays – i.e. date, day, month, four-digit year and moon phase – can be advanced synchronously, a day at a time and whenever needed, using the crown. With an engraved portrait of Kurt Klaus on the back cover.

Highlights

  • Limited edition of 1,000 watches in 18-carat red gold
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Four-digit year display
  • 44-Hour Power Reserve
  • Case Dimensions 43.1 x 51 mm

Price: $24,000 — $36,400

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A TRIBUTE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY DESIGNER

IWC owes a great deal to Kurt Klaus. After all, he spent over 50 years with the company as a highly successful designer and inventor. During this period, his designs included an easy-to-use perpetual calendar that could be set using the crown together with a moon phase display that required no correction buttons. The limited Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus pays a fitting tribute to an outstanding watchmaker. In 2009, the stainless-steel model was joined by a version featuring the stimulating colour combination of a black dial with a warm red gold case. If for some reason the watch has not been worn for some time, all the displays i.e. the date, day, month, four-digit year and perpetual moon phase can be advanced synchronously, a day at a time, using the crown. The tiny signature can be found, as always, in the bottom right-hand corner of the dial, while the back features an engraved portrait of Kurt Klaus.

Variations

Details

  • Reference IW376206
  • Case Material 18-carat red gold
  • Bracelet/Strap black alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour black
  • Jewels 39
  • Calibre 79261
  • Price $36,400
  • Limited edition of 1,000 watches in 18-carat red gold
  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Perpetual calendar with crown-activated rapid advance
  • Four-digit year display
  • Perpetual moon phase display
  • Date, day and month displays
  • Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Special back engraving
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 15.2 mm
  • Case dimensions 43.1 x 51 mm
  • Reference IW376207
  • Case Material stainless steel
  • Bracelet/Strap black alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour silver-plated
  • Jewels 39
  • Calibre 79261
  • Price $24,000
  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Perpetual calendar with crown-activated rapid advance
  • Four-digit year display
  • Perpetual moon phase display
  • Date, day and month displays
  • Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Special back engraving
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 15.2 mm
  • Case dimensions 43.1 x 51 mm

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  • IW376206 Watch Front
  • IW376206 Watch Back
  • IW376207 Watch Front
  • IW376207 Watch Back

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Perpetual Calendar

The design of the perpetual calendar was a feat of watchmaking genius that finally paved the way for IWC’s entry into the world of Haute Horlogerie. A mechanical masterpiece, it takes into account all the complexities of the leap years; in other words, it recognizes all the years that can be divided, without remainder, by four (e.g. 2012), as well as the centuries that can be divided, likewise without remainder, by 400 (e.g. 2400). These leap years all have a 29th day in February. Years at the turn of the century that leave a remainder when divided by 400 – the next ones are 2100, 2200 and 2300 – are not leap years. In cases like these, calendars with an analogue display will need to be advanced by one day on 1 March by a watchmaker. Calendars with a digital display can be adjusted by the owner. The perpetual calendar’s century slide with an analogue display turns each new century into a major event. The current century slide bears the numbers 20, 21 and 22 and will thus come to the end of its service life on 31 December 2299; but even now, IWC supplies the century slide bearing the figures 22, 23 and 24 for the years 2200 to 2499.

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