With its moderately sized, 36-millimetre case, moon phase complication, semicircular crown and precious materials, the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 is the perfect companion for anyone with a penchant for understated luxury. The classic moon phase, with a dark blue night sky and moon and stars in gold or silver, makes this timepiece with its three hands an attractive eye-catcher. The horizon extends to the recessed inner circle, which adds structure to the silver-plated dial and makes it appear even more three-dimensional. The extravagant model in 18-carat red gold, Ref. IW459308, with its gold-and-blue moon phase and blue hands, is the luxury version of the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36. To accompany it, IWC’s designers chose a bronze tone for the Santoni alligator leather strap that shows off the leather’s characteristic scale-like patterning to particularly striking advantage. The Reference IW459307 in stainless steel has a bezel set with 54 pure white diamonds, which is perfectly complemented by a dark brown alligator leather strap with a butterfly clasp. On the silver-plated dial, the shades of gold used for the numerals as well as the hour and minute hands alternate with the blue of the seconds hand and harmonize with the gold-and-blue moon phase display. In the case of the Reference IW459306 in stainless steel, the dial, moon and stars are finished in shimmering silver while the displays, sky and Santoni leather strap are all dark blue. The new lugs with their moving horns ensure that the strap fits snugly around the wrist. The watch is water-resistant to 3 bar and is powered by the mechanical 35800-calibre automatic movement. Engraved on the back case of the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 is the Flower of Life. Leonardo da Vinci studied this geometric figure extensively, devoting many drawings to it. For IWC, it symbolizes the connection between creativity, technology and beauty.
IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 IW459306
With its moderately sized, 36-millimetre case, moon phase complication, semicircular crown and precious materials, the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 is the perfect companion for anyone with a penchant for understated luxury.