Boasting a balanced design integrating mechanical complications, this timepiece has all the elements that embody the creative spirit of brilliant Leonardo da Vinci.
Of all the Da Vinci models, the Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph would certainly have been the watch that appealed most to the Italian mastermind who lends his name to the collection. In order to accommodate the classic tourbillon, chronograph and retrograde date features on a single dial, IWC watchmakers designed a new 89900 automatic movement and ensconced it in an elegant red gold case. This distinctive calibre has a sophisticated tourbillon stop system allowing the watch to be set to the exact second. Although this timepiece includes a number of complications, discerning pallet and escape wheel design and Diamond Shell Technology still guarantee a 68-hour power reserve when fully wound.
With a flyback chronograph positioned at 12 o’clock, the savvy layout of watch face features make for an easy read, even when it’s 11:59! The central chronometer hand provides the time to the split second and the retrograde date display hand arcs from the 1st to the 31st, automatically jumping back to the 1st of the month after reaching the 31st of the previous month. Simply use the crown to set this beautiful timepiece.
The 44mm diameter Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is available with a dark brown alligator strap by Santoni and folding clasp closure.
Price: 112,000 €
By Dan Diaconu