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
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
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
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.
Da Vinci Quartz Electronic
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36
In 2017, IWC re-launched the Da Vinci in the iconic round design of the 1980s. With the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36, the tradition of creating selected references especially for women was re-established in this watch family.
Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph
With the Da Vinci Tourbillon Retrograde Chronograph, IWC demonstrated mastery in haute horlogerie: the IWC-manufactured 89900 calibre movement for the first time united a chronograph, a tourbillon and a retrograde date display on a single dial.
Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”
As part of the Jubilee Collection to mark its 150 year anniversary, IWC Schaffhausen released the Da Vinci Automatic Edition "150 Years" with small seconds at "6 o'clock". With this timepice, the manufacture calibre 82200 with a 60-hour power reserve makes its debut. This stunning timepiece features a 5N gold case and is limited to just 250 pieces.