Da Vinci was the big launch for IWC at January’s SIHH exhibition, with the entire exhibition stand seemingly devoted to Renaissance themes to complement the collection of ladies’ timepieces.
The star piece in a three model family was the diamond studded Automatic Moon Phase, a stunner in its 36mm steel case at £11,950.
However, we preferred the pictured rose gold edition without diamonds at £14,250; a watch that would be easier to wear all day and night.
The Da Vinci is an example of exquisite beauty coupled with serious mechanical watchmaking.
It is elegantly proportioned for a ladies’ wrist, but makes none of the compromises too often expected of women who love Swiss watches.