IWC’s 150th birthday has arrived and as a way of celebrating, the Swiss watch manufacturer has created a limited edition timepiece housing an independent IWC movement from their 80000 calibre family. The three handed design comes fully equipped with a number of innovative features. Explore the IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” watch today…
IWC Schaffhausen have returned to their iconic Da Vinci collection to celebrate 150 years manufacturing fine Swiss wristwatches for both their male and female audiences. They have re-designed the profile of the watch with a splendorous round case. It looks even more luxurious than the originals created back in 1969. A pair of prominent articulating lugs are the perfect introduction to a classic leather strap which wraps around the wrist for a comfortable and snug fit. IWC Da Vinci watches were most certainly designed for wearing all day long, that’s for sure. The revamped watches now join designs like the Portugieser and the Portofino collection –classic round shaped dress watches that combine sophistication with performance.
The idea of the Da Vinci “150 years” Edition is to celebrate the company’s 150th birthday since it was founded in 1868. Not only that but it also represents an in-house movement option – a new member of the 80000 family of IWC Schaffhausen movements. Aside from the familiar characteristics of an IWC watch – the beautiful blue steeled hands and polished bezel to name just a couple – the IWC Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” watch is special in its own right. The timepiece, limited to just 500 units made worldwide, is created with up to twelve layers of lacquer to its dial. The surface is then flat-polished and brushed and then printed several times.
This special edition IWC “150 years” watch also features eye-catching blue steeled hands and the company’s designers have chosen to omit the presence of a date display. Instead the 82200 calibre offers a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, dressed against a pure white dial. Those of you who are drawn to the craftsmanship behind the movement that powers a watch, will find that the in-house developed 82200 movement impresses on so many levels. It features Geneva stripes, circular graining and a skeletonized gold rotor which can be seen through the watch’s sapphire crystal exhibition caseback. The “150 Years” medallion can be also be seen through the glass, and the movement has been equipped with a Pellaton bi-directional winding system along with ceramic parts for wear-resistance. With an impressive 60 hour power reserve, you could always switch between this timepiece and another favourite from your collection, without having to worry about whether the watch has lost time when you come back to it the next day.
The newer versions of the IWC Da Vinci watch like this limited edition piece, feature a recessed inner dial and a striking crown at 3 o’clock on the bezel. The slim feuille hands enhance an elegant look for wearing to work, for drinks out with friends, or for wearing with smart attire whilst on a luxury break away. The watch above all, ties in with IWC’s traditions in creating high quality timepieces that can be enjoyed for their versatility and their timelessness. If you’d like to learn a little more about IWC’s new celebratory timepiece, you can check out the full spec and availability information here.