At the SIHH 2017, IWC has redesigned its entire Da Vinci collection leaving the tonneau-shaped case and heading back to the original round one that was quite successfully established by the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar back in 1985. In accordance with the return to the roots, the new Da Vinci Automatic Watch took inspiration from the Da Vinci SL Automatic from the 1990s.
This classical looking three-hander features a discreet, elegant design and it is intended for both men and women. The new Da Vinci Automatic is housed in a highly polished stainless steel case which measures 40mm in diameter and 10mm in thickness. The watch features the minimalist dial comprising large Arabic numerals and lancet-shaped hands. The Schaffhausen-based manufacturer offers two versions of this model. The first one (ref. IW356601) sports a silver-plated dial and is attached to a black Santoni leather strap, while the other (ref. IW356602) features a slate-colored dial and it is teamed up with a steel bracelet.
The Swiss watchmaking brand also presents a new female timepieces housed in medium-sized 36mm cases (the thickness is the same). There are five versions of this feminine watch to fit different tastes of modern women.
The more luxurious models are housed in 18-karat red gold cases and there is a choice between the version that comes with 54 diamonds set on its bezel (ref. IW458310) and the one without diamonds (ref. IW458309). The first one comes with a matching red gold bracelet, while the latter is attached to a brown alligator leather strap.
There are also three stainless steel variants. For those of you who prefer leather straps there is a choice between a fabulous timepiece (ref. IW458308) that features a raspberry pink alligator leather strap and sparkles with 54 diamonds set on its bezel, and the more affordable version (ref. IW458312) featuring a dark blue alligator leather strap and a matching blue dial. The most classical Da Vinci Automatic 36 watch (ref. IW458307) is the one that features a silver-plated dial and is attached to a stainless steel bracelet. Each of these five gorgeous timepieces boasts a symbolic new flower of life logo which is engraved from the rear.
Both Da Vinci Automatic and Da Vinci Automatic 36 are equipped with precise and reliable caliber 35111 mechanical movements.