Many brands have a perpetual calendar in their collection, yet few come close to the legendary reputation of the IWC Da Vinci Replica Watches. The reason for this is that the Da Vinci never was just another perpetual calendar. It pushed the limits of this complication just a bit further in 1985, a time when the renaissance of the mechanical watch was just taking off. What makes this watch so special is not only the combination of the perpetual calendar with a chronograph.
IWC recently announced a brand new version of the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Copy Watch.Still placed at 12 o’clock, the moon-phase is now shown on a blue subdial. Little specks of gold give it the appearance of the night sky, on which the current moon phase is displayed with an incredible accuracy of being only off one day every 577.5 years. This subdial also houses the hour and minute counter for the chronograph, which also features a flyback function.
By integrating the chronograph features in a single subdial, they are not only easier to read but also give the day and date a subdial of their own. This brings more harmony to the overall design. Of course, the signature four-digit year indication is not forgotten, and also got a place on the dial.
With a diameter of 43mm, and a height of 15.5mm, is the new IWC Da Vinci a substantial fake watch. As a tribute to the 1985 original, did IWC also equip this watch with movable lugs. This ensures a much closer fit to the wrist and increases wearing comfort. Of course will also this model be fitted with an alligator strap made especially for IWC by Santoni, as ultimate finishing touch!