Every year, the Schaffhausen brand refreshes one of its core collections, and this year it’s the turn of its lesser-known Da Vinci collection.
The IWC Da Vinci Replica was first launched in 1969, and housed the Beta 21 movement in a hexagonal case. In 1985, the brand revisited it with a collection featuring classic round cases with stepped lines (based on a Leonardo da Vinci architectural sketch), which became the vehicle for the world’s first perpetual calendar mechanism in which every indication could be set using the crown.
This year, IWC Best Swiss Replica Watches are launching its bravest Da Vinci collection yet, aimed at both men and women. The 2017 models have inherited the 1985 Da Vinci DNA, which is evident in their round grooved cases. At the lower end of the price spectrum are the Da Vinci Automatic 36 and Automatic Moon Phase for ladies.
The brand presented four versions of the Automatic 36: 18-carat gold with diamonds, and three models in stainless steel (including one with a diamond-set bezel), all with a range of colourful leather straps, alongside a trio of Moon Phase models in red gold, steel and steel with diamonds.
In tribute to the pioneering Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar, it also unveiled a range of complications for gents including the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph and Da Vinci Laureus, powered by IWC’s in-house 89630 and 89361 movements respectively. The Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the first replica watch from IWC to combine the well-known mechanical chronograph with a perpetual moon-phase display on a subdial.
Also new this year is the Pilot 36, a follow-up to last year’s overhauled Pilot’s collection, and the rugged Ingenieur Automatic.