IWC Da Vinci Watches breathe fresh life into traditional Swiss watchmaking. Taking inspiration from the Italian Polymath Leonardo Da Vinci, the watch collection expresses classical appeal, fused with contemporary accents, enabling both the older and younger generation to enjoy a myriad of technical innovations from these master craftsmen.
IWC Da Vinci watches were first developed in the 1960’s and incorporated the Beta 21 Quartz movement. Later came the IWC Da Vinci Haute Horlogerie watch, which delivered an accurate mechanical chronograph with perpetual calendar and year feature. The year 2007 saw the launch of the beautiful tounneau-shaped case which graced IWC Da Vinci watches with a sense of elegance, adding a timeless appeal that would resonate with anyone considered to have an admiration for luxury Swiss timepieces. The research undergone in order to achieve such a unique case, constructed from premium materials, was painstaking and went on to house some of the finest mechanical movements ever seen.
The IWC Da Vinci Ladies watch collection features diamond set bezels with stunning silver dials and coloured straps that demand attention. Looking in particular at the 36mm IWC Da Vinci Ladies watch collection, you can appreciate the level of detail gone into the elegantly crafted Arabic numerals which accommodate the hour track, and a gorgeous, perfectly round date aperture resting quietly at the 6 o’clock location. IWC Da Vinci watches for ladies are a great choice for an anniversary gift, a birthday treat or a Mother’s Day present. Fantastic as a day-to-day companion with a splash of luxury, the watches bring glamour and opulence to the wrist of those ladies who like to dazzle and delight with their appearance. The glistening diamond set bezels are tangible. The refinement – incomprehensible.
The IWC Da Vinci 36mm Ladies watch in a midnight blue however, is considerably more understated. A sumptuous rich blue dial becomes the perfect backdrop for the same Arabic indexes and elegantly sculpted central hour hands, yet loses the glistening diamond set bezel, instead opting for a smooth polished frame which leads to a robust casing, offering maximum protection for the internally suspended in-house manufactured mechanical movement. The two different styles demonstrate the vast difference between two individually decorated designs, yet the powerhouse for each, is equally as stealthy.
The revolutionised aesthetics of IWC Da Vinci watches led to the launch of the IWC Da Vinci Chronograph. The timepiece offers the stop minutes and hours on a display that mimicked a normal watch layout. Ten years after the fly-back function was added to some IWC Da Vinci watches, the brand returned to the original circular watch face. The IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph was the first innovation that combined a moon phase function with a mechanical chronograph, whilst the IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Retrogade watch, as its name suggests, fused an eye catching retrograde display, with a sporty chronograph.
Whether it be the unique and highly glamorous look of a lady’s IWC Da Vinci watch, or the modernity of the gent’s version, fitted with the most up-to-date technology - the exquisite collection embodies a style that will be welcomed by all those in search of a wristwatch that combines opulence and all things luxury with pure Swiss precision.