Although sharing its tonneau-style shape with other models from the Da Vinci family, IWC Da Vinci Automatic watch is an attractive alternative for watch aficionados looking to acquire a member of this collection in a slightly smaller version.
This exquisite model is a much more wearable than other Da Vinci wristwatches and this is not only because of its smaller size, but also thanks to its less weight. This line comprises three models in stainless steel and one luxury version in 18-karat rose gold. Each of these four models is housed in a tonneau-shaped case which measures 35.6 mm x 42.5 mm and it is only 10.9 mm thick.
The Da Vinci Automatic is powered by the impeccable IWC Caliber 30130 automatic movement. The self-winding movement built on 22 jewels beats at the rapid frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). The mechanism is capable of holding no less than 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
A Reliable Companion for any Occasion
The case of Da Vinci Automatic timepiece is shielded on both sides by anti-reflective, convex sapphire crystals. The case construction provides 30 meters (100 feet) of water resistance which makes this watch suitable for showering or swimming in shallow water.
Underneath the front sapphire glass, there is a clearly legible dial with an attractive and extremely large date window which is situated at the 3 o’clock position. Its gorgeous dial also has Arabic numerals 6 and 12, as well as applied hour markers.
IWC Schaffhausen offered three stainless steel Da Vinci Automatic watches and one model in rose gold. The Da Vinci Automatic with the referent number IW452314 features a blue strap and rhodium-plated hands on the silver-plated dial. My favorite model with the reference IW452306 matches a tobacco-colored dial, balanced to perfection by the dark brown alligator strap. The newest member to the Da Vinci line comes with the referent number IW452312. This year’s model boasts a sleek black dial and comes with an elegant black alligator leather strap.
The most luxurious Da Vinci Automatic with the referent number IW452311 is housed in 18-karat rose gold case. The silver-plated dial, combined with the gold tonneau-shaped case and brown alligator leather strap, is the epitome of style and elegance. The retail price of this exquisite model is $15,000, while stainless steel models are more affordable and they can be purchased for approximately $6,000 each.