Schaffhausen,
15
January
2018
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00:00
Europe/Amsterdam

IWC’S DA VINCI COLLECTION EXPANDS

Schaffhausen, 15 January 2018 – IWC Schaffhausen unveiled two limited-edition Da Vinci watches at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva as part of the Jubilee collection to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. The Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” with small seconds at “6 o’clock” is the first watch to feature the new IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre. IWC is also presenting a Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” whose case and moving lugs are paved with 206 pure white diamonds amounting to 2.26 carats.

A year ago, IWC relaunched the watch collection with its iconic 1980s-style circular case. The watch family is now welcoming two new members in an anniversary design with the characteristic dials produced using a complex lacquering process in white or blue.

 

The Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 3581) with small seconds at “6 o’clock” is the first watch to feature the new IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre. A total of 250 watches will be made in red gold and 500 in stainless steel:

– 18-carat red gold, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW358103)

– Stainless steel, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW358101)

– Stainless steel, blue dial with lacquered finish, rhodium-plated hands (Ref. IW358102)

The newly developed automatic IWC-manufactured 82200 calibre with a Pellaton winding system boasts a power reserve of 60 hours. Movement components in the system subject to particularly hard use, such as the pawls or the cam, are made of virtually wear-proof ceramic. The skeletonised rotor offers a view of the movement decorated with circular graining and Geneva stripes.

 

The Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 4593) takes up the tradition of elaborately decorated jewellery watches. This was a style the company cultivated towards the end of the 1980s and during the 1990s with models like the diamond-set Lady Da Vinci in yellow gold, Reference IW8435. Two limited-edition models are available, each restricted to 50 watches:

– 18-carat white gold, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW459309)

– 18-carat red gold, white dial with lacquered finish, blued hands (Ref. IW459304)

Both timepieces have a moon phase display at “12 o’clock”. The watches’ case and moving lugs are paved with 206 pure white diamonds amounting to 2.26 carats.

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to environmental protection.