A moon phase display is finally returning to IWC’s Da Vinci family after the brand yesterday unveiled the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 ladies’ watch to SIHH show-goers.
The line comes in a choice of three models: one in red gold with a bronze-coloured alligator leather strap; one in a stainless-steel case with 54 diamonds on the bezel and a dark brown alligator leather strap; and one in stainless steel with a dark blue alligator leather strap, all with silver-plated dials.
With a diameter of 36 millimetres, a moon phase complication and a semicircular crown, IWC expects the unit to appeal to watch devotees with a passion for luxury and technical sophistication.
The recessed inner circle, which adds a more pronounced three-dimensional structure to the silver-plated dial and emphasises circularity as a design feature of the line – together with the richly coloured Santoni alligator leather straps – are designed to complements the feminine appeal of a watch that is water-resistant to 3 bar.
The mechanical 35800-calibre automatic movement powers this model, while pulling the crown enables stopping of the central seconds to set the watch.
The ‘Flower of Life’, a geometrical figure with several regularly overlapping circles and object of intensive study by Leonardo da Vinci, is engraved on the case back.
The Automatic Moon Phase 36 is part of an enhanced collection of Da Vinci watched unveiled by IWC this week. It is currently offering presales of selected pieces from the new range.