IWC Da Vinci

Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph

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  • Reference IW393101
  • Case Material 18-carat red gold
  • Bracelet/Strap dark brown alligator leather strap
  • Dial Colour silver-plated
  • Jewels 42
  • Calibre 89900
  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • IWC-manufactured 89900 calibre (89000-calibre family)
  • 68-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Retrograde date display
  • Flying hacking minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock
  • Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock
  • Flyback function
  • Glucydur®* beryllium alloy indexless balance with high-precision adjustment screws on balance rim
  • Rotor in 18-carat red gold
  • Sapphire glass, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
  • See-through sapphire-glass back
  • Water-resistant 3 bar
  • Case height 17 mm
  • Diameter 44 mm
  • Alligator leather strap by Santoni
  • *IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Glucydur® trademark.

Hacking Tourbillon

What is known as the “hacking tourbillon”, permits down-to-the-second setting of the time via a newly designed system of levers. The result is a technically sophisticated and optically balanced complication.

The fully fledged tourbillon was integrated to replace the small seconds at “6 o’clock”. By pulling out the crown, two levers grasp the balance rim and bring the balance and the entire train, including the seconds display of the chronograph, to a halt. This function enables setting the time with extreme accuracy.

To compensate the increased energy used by this newly designed tourbillon, the pallet and escape wheel are made of diamond-coated silicon to reduce friction, an extremely hard surface with good sliding properties, making it possible to retain the original 68-hour power reserve when fully wound.

CHRONOGRAPH MEETS TOURBILLON

The unique status of the Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph with the Reference IW393101 is reflected in the name alone. Uniting complications such as a chronograph, a tourbillon and a retrograde date display on an IWC dial for the first time called for a redesign of the IWC-manufactured 89900 calibre. A fully fledged tourbillon was integrated to replace the small seconds at “6 o’clock”. The company’s designers positioned the tourbillon cage on the original fourth wheel while the small seconds counter was transformed into a central seconds. The chronograph function remains at the top of the dial at “12 o’clock”. It enables the user to stop times up to 11 hours and 59 minutes and read them off as if on a normal watch face. On the retrograde date display, which describes a gentle arc across the left-hand side of the dial, the hand automatically jumps back to 1 after the 31st of the month. The new calibre features a “hacking” tourbillon that enables setting the time with down-to-the-second accuracy. In addition, the pallet and escape wheel are made of diamond-coated silicon, an extremely hard surface with good sliding properties that reduces friction and thus wear and tear. The reduction in friction also compensates for the increased energy used by the tourbillon, making it possible to retain the original 68-hour power reserve when fully wound. At 44 millimetres in diameter and with a height of 17 millimetres, the massive 18-carat red gold case of this timepiece makes a decidedly imposing impression. At the back of the watch, which is water-resistant to 3 bar, a glance through the transparent sapphire glass reveals the complex design of the new 89900 calibre movement.

reference 3931

The Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph combines three IWC complications: the chronograph, tourbillon and the retrograde date display. Thanks to the IWC-manufactured 89900 calibre, which features a hacking tourbillon, the time can be set with down-to-the-second accuracy. In the retrograde date display, the hand jumps back automatically to “one” after the 31st of the previous month.

Highlights

  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • 68-hour power reserve
  • Retrograde date display
  • Flying minute tourbillon
  • Diameter 44 mm

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