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New Release: IWC Da Vinci Automatic and Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years”

by Frank Chuo on January 16, 2018

IWC Schaffhausen has 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” and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years”. Just 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.

Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

The Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” (Ref. 3581) with its petite 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)

With a case size of 40.4 mm x 12.1 mm, the watches should be an easy fit on most wrists. The 82200 calibre is an automatic movement with Pellaton winding and boasts a power reserve of 60 hours. Components in the system subject to pronounced stress, such as the pawls or the cam, are made of virtually wear-free ceramic. The rotor is skeletonised and offers a view of the movement decorated with circular graining and Geneva stripes.

 

Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years”

With this dainty piece, IWC takes up its former 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. The Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years” has a case measuring 36 mm x 11.7 mm. It is available in two limited edition models, each restricted to 50 pieces:

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– 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 watches have a moon phase display at 12 o’clock. The case and moving lugs are completely covered by 206 pure white diamonds amounting to 2.26 carats.

 

Technical Specifications

Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years”

Features

Mechanical movement – Pellaton automatic winding – Small hacking seconds – Rotor with Jubilee insignia – See-through sapphire-glass back – Limited edition of 500 watches  (Ref. IW358101/IW358102)/250 watches (Ref. IW358103) each

Movement

IWC-manufactured calibre: 82200
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 60 h
Winding: Automatic

Watch

Materials: Ref. IW358101: Stainless steel case, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni; Ref. IW358102: Stainless steel case, blue dial with lacquered finish, white printed indices and numerals, rhodium-plated hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni Ref. IW358103: 18-carat red gold case, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni
Glass: Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 40.4 mm
Height: 12.1 mm

 

Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Edition “150 Years”

Features

Mechanical movement – Self-winding – Central hacking seconds – Moon phase display – Jubilee insignia engraved on case back – Limited edition of 50 watches each

Movement

Calibre: 35800
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 25
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: Automatic

Watch

Materials: Ref. IW459304: 18-carat red gold case, 206 diamonds on the case and lugs, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni; Ref. IW459309: 18-carat white gold case, 206 diamonds on the case and lugs, white dial with lacquered finish, black printed indices and numerals, blued hands, black alligator leather strap by Santoni
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 36 mm
Height: 11.7 mm

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