Friday, December 30, 2005

The "Vintage Serie"
IWC da Vinci Jubilee Rattrapante

Made in a limited edition of 500 examples to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Da Vinci". Production of this reference started in 1995. Astronomic, self-winding, water-resistant to 30 meters, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with round button split-seconds chronograph, registers, secular perpetual calendar, moon phases, 44- hour autonomy and a platinum IWC buckle. Two-body case, solid, polished, stepped bezel, hooded mobile lugs, screw-down crown. Satiné silver dial with applied white gold bâton indexes and tritium-coated dots, subsidiary "guilloché" dials for the seconds, the 30-minute and 12-hour register, the days of the month, of the week, the months, apertures for the moon phases and for the year display with four digits until 2499. Tritium-coated white gold "bâton" hands. Movement: Caliber C. 79251, gilt brass, "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 43 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Diameter 39 mm. Thickness 16 mm.

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