The SIHH is coming to an end, and now we all know that the big releases for most of the exhibiting brands (or Maison, if you wish) and of course in the CBI this is the year of Da Vinci. The perpetual calendar chronograph in red gold achieved in December, early exposure, but also has a steel brother, and we had the opportunity to see in it, go with hands, and see how the wrist feels.
By number and functionality, of course, it is exactly the same as the pink gold model – 14.5 mm thick and 43 mm in diameter, with with hinged pins and IWC 89630 caliber, with a power reserve of 68 hours, water resistance of 3 bar and a Santoni leather strap stainless steel folding buckle.
The price is considerably lower than the gold model for the steel model; $ 29,900, compared to $ 40,200 for the Gold version. Aesthetics is more sober and utilitarian as well, though as with the gold model, I think it’s a beautiful combination of design features from the Da Vinci complex in the 1980s and more contemporary updates this year.
The design, however, and of course, is very polarizing; The 1980s Da Vinci era was very sober in this regard – much more than pure instrument of IWC watches in the pilot collections and Aquatimer, for example. However, this is quite a part of the history of the IWC – pocket watches early era had more and less cloaked IWC watches, but perhaps in the 1950s and 1960s were the best utilitarian things. The largest claw seems to be much more than the amount that is considerably at 14.5 mm; However, once on the wrist, it is significantly reduced by the hinged flaps, making it a very convenient wristwatch despite the bare figures.
The movement in this particular example worked, but unfinished, so we have images of folded omitted; Other representative images will follow soon. Meanwhile, the level of quality on the dials really impressed; The management of the lunar phase, the quality of the hands and the numbers to apply and so on, are all as it should be on a nearly $ 30,000 terrible clock (but it is much less frequent than it should, which really exists to notice when it happens. More information about high quality replica watches!