Da Vinci Collection Da Vinci Collection

Da Vinci Collection

The Da Vinci has kept abreast of the times throughout its almost 50-year history. The appeal of these watches lies in their elegant design and exquisite complications.

Round shape for the Da Vinci watches

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Round shape for the Da Vinci watches

IWC Schaffhausen has returned to a round case for the Da Vinci collection, which was so successfully established by the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar in 1985. The slightly recessed inner circle on the dial, the striking dome-shaped crown and the circular date window at “6 o’clock” all add a touch of feminine style to this three-hand timepiece.

Authentic elements inspired by Da Vinci

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Authentic elements inspired by Da Vinci

The simple design of the Da Vinci, with its large Arabic numerals, slim feuille hands and double-framed bezel with a visible seam between the two frames, recalls the iconic design code from 1985, the year in which the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar implemented authentic elements inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Characteristic striking strap horns

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Characteristic striking strap horns

The articulated strap horns and curved lugs are characteristic features of Da Vinci timepieces. They allow the integrated straps to fit snugly on the wrist, which also makes the watches attractive to women. Three-wing butterfly clasps ensure the wearer will not drop the watch when putting it on and taking it off.

History

Da Vinci Quarz Eletronic

Da Vinci Quarz Eletronic

The first IWC Da Vinci watch was a landmark piece in terms of its movement technology. Equipped with the first Swiss-made quartz movement - which had been jointly developed by several renowned Swiss watch manufacturers - it measured time ten times more accurately than a tested chronometer movement.

Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar

Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar

The inventive spirit of Leonardo Da Vinci was the source of inspiration in 1985, when IWC gave this watch family an autonomous perpetual calendar, and by so doing created a timepiece that would become one of the most successful ever made.

Da Vinci Ceramic Perpetual

Da Vinci Ceramic Perpetual

IWC’s inventive spirit was not limited to watch movements – in 1986, IWC created the first case made of the high-tech ceramic zirconium oxide.

Da Vinci Lady Chronograph

Da Vinci Lady Chronograph

The Da Vinci Lady brought sophisticated technology to women’s wrists. With a semi-mechanical 630-calibre chronograph movement and date and moon phase display, the Da Vinci Lady Chronograph has influenced the development of the Da Vinci family for over 20 years.

Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Four Seasons

Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Four Seasons

This was a very special version of the Da Vinci Tourbillon that was launched to celebrate the new millennium. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Four Seasons was available in a limited edition of just 20 pieces.

Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar

Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar

Two decades after the launch of the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3750, a new version of the watch was created. The case diameter was increased to 41.5 mm. The watch face was given a more striking appearance with Arabic numerals. It was also equipped with antireflective sapphire glass.

Da Vinci Chronograph

Da Vinci Chronograph

With the Da Vinci Chronograph, IWC launched its first in-house chronograph movement: the 89360 calibre. For this watch, IWC returned to the tonneau-shaped case initially featured on the 1969 model. From a technical point of view, the case was highly complicated – the most advanced case IWC had ever built.

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