GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Lifestyle

 
  Share

Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2017:  The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is the brand's first watch to combine the hour and minute counters with the moon phase in a single subdial. Achieving this called for a development of the IWC-manufactured 89630 calibre. A silver-plated or gold-plated disc depicts the full moon in all its glory. At the same time, the rounded, dark blue section of the disc – representing the earth's shadow – rotates to show the waxing or waning moon. With white gold particles sprinkled across the dark blue background, the subdial has the appearance of a star-studded night sky.

The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (Ref. IW392101/IW392103) is the first model in IWC's history to combine a chronograph from the 89000 calibre family with the perpetual calendar's moon phase display in a subdial at “12 o'clock”. To achieve this, both the moon and the shadow of the earth are depicted on a single disc and rotate beneath an aperture in the lower part of the subdial. Together with the other three displays, this new function creates a harmonious unit on the dial of the 43-millimetre watch. The Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is available in two versions: 18-caratred gold and stainless steel.

INSPIRED BY KURT KLAUS
“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master”, Leonardo da Vinci supposedly said to the man who taught him his craft. These words were also at the back of the minds of IWC's engineers as they set about redeveloping the perpetual calendar created by IWC master watchmakerand inventor Kurt Klaus. While creating the 89630 calibre, IWC's present-day master watchmakers constantly referred back to the old design blueprints that were their source of inspiration. But there was a significant challenge, as the moon phase in the IWC-manufactured 52610 calibre normally used for the perpetual calendar is located at “12 o'clock”. If the chronograph's hour and minute counters were to be placed there, the hands would go straight through the centreof the moon phase disc. The 89360 chronograph calibre, on the other hand, had no room for a moon phase. As a result, the engineers designed the 89630 calibre, combining the dual counters of the chronograph with the moon phase mechanism and displaying them on a single subdial.

A MODERN TIMEPIECE WITH A BALANCED DESIGN
With its 43-millimetre case diameter and case height of 15.5 millimetres, the design of the Da Vinci Perpetual CalendarChronograph is impressive yet carefully balanced. The crown and the two push-buttons are cylindrical and no longer as round as those of the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar of 1985. Combined with the large lugs of the moving horns, they create an impression of overall harmony. Despite the many displays, the dial remains clear and uncluttered because the designers chose dark blue as the colour for the chronograph moon phase totalizer at “12 o'clock”. This firmly distinguishes it from the dial and three subdials of the red gold version (Ref. IW392101) and the stainless-steel model (Ref. IW392103), which are silverplated and slate-coloured, respectively.

In the red gold model, the case, horns, crown and pushbuttons are all made of solid 18-carat red gold. A gold folding clasp holds the dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni. In the stainless-steel version with its black alligator leather strap, the slate-coloured counters are equipped with rhodium-plated facets that once again emphasize the circle as an important design element. A glance through the transparent sapphire-glass back cover reveals the sophisticated design of the movement, which has blued screws, a red gold rotor and various types of decorative polishing on the bridges. The IWC-manufactured 89630 chronograph calibre with an automatic double-pawl winding system features a 68-hour power reserve.

ELEGANT SOLUTION FOR THE CHRONOGRAPH DISPLAY
For the chronograph, the designers likewise made no concessions. The hour and minute counters are combined in a totalizer at “12 o'clock”, which enables stopped times to be read off as if they were the time of day. This is a significantly more elegant form of aggregate timing than two separate counters. The blue central chronograph hand shows stopped times to an accuracy of one-eighth of a second. The chronograph has two push-buttons,which are used to start, stop and reset the hands, as well as for the flyback function. The movement itself is designed in such a way that the stopwatch can run continuously without diminishing the 68-hour power reserve.

PRECISE COMPLICATION
The perpetual calendar works with the utmost precision: in 577.5 years, the display will diverge by just one day from the moon's actual course. The perpetual calendar displays the date, month and day of the week on three subdials of the same colour at “3”, “6” and “9 o'clock”, respectively. A small window in the bottom left-hand section of the dial reveals the four-digit year display. Mechanically programmed, the calendar takes into account the different length of the months and even the leap years. Nevertheless, every 100 years (2100, 2200, etc.) a leap day normally due is omitted, which means that a watchmaker will have to advance the calendar manually on 1 March. In 2300, another intervention will be necessary when the current century slide with the figures 20, 21 and 22 will need to be replaced with a new one for the years 2300 to 2599.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 31311 times
Posted on : Saturday, June 24, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Eberhard & Co. Gilda is Ideal for the Stylish Woman
Next Story : Gold Collagen® Hydrogel Mask with Second Skin Technology to Launch in Dubai in July 2017 From the P...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of th...
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have...
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection
24 Karat Gold Elixir by Mehrunisa Launches in the UAE Beauty Market
Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion
Holiday Gifting Made Easy with Wet n Wild Beauty Specials
Get Ready for Party Season with Lottie's new make-up hits
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Glamourous Festive Season
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T
Golden Mile Galleria's ‘A Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Pal...
Winter wool Christmas must- haves
Samsung Galaxy A9 – Designed to capture the world in its fullest
New 1948 Seamaster Watches Join the Ranks'
Chic and Stylish Wraps with a 3 in 1 effortless concept
Michael Kors Collection Transeason 2019 Press Presentation
9th Edition of China Homelife Exhibition to Have Over 3000 Exhibitors Across Bus...
Els Back for the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic Aiming for a Record Fourth Victory
New Menu alert: Moombai & Co. launches exciting and delicious food items to its menu
Tissot PR100 Lady Sport – Chic Sporty yet Feminine
DKNY Launches (Limited Edition) Holiday 2018 Collection
Dubai Shopping Festival Wednesday Specials at The Smile Bar
Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shin...
Get Party Ready with Champion Cleaners
Raja Al Gurg is one of Forbes Magazine's 100 most powerful women in the world
Nine winners honored by DQG for their innovative ideas at the 10th Global Contin...
Jury Announced for Epson's First Ever Win-A-Robot Competition in Europe, The Mid...
Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge | Road Closure Timings
New ACH145 Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin Model Highlights First Presence at MEBAA fo...
Al Hosn Now Open to the Public
No P-ain, No G-ain! Mega Musclemen Return to Dubai
ICAEW recognises Middle East's best finance professionals
Santa is Coming to Town!
It's a Wrap! The Second JLT Restaurant Awards Conclude with a Glitzy Ceremony At...
'Introducing the GUESS Jeans Fall 2018 Collection'
His Highness Sheikh Saud discusses collaboration with British Consul-General And...
CBUAE and Central Bank of China meet to Enhance Renminbi Clearing in the UAE
UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia
Arla Foods launches initiative with UAE Ministry of Education to promote healthi...
Young Emirati Champion Rashid Al Dhaheri Powers Ahead to Stunning Victory at the...
Listen to the Autism Beat Gala Dinner at Atlantis - The Palm
Enjoy 11 exciting new street entertainment shows at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai
Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author' Category (2018 - 2019)
Julphar to Launch Wearable Insulin Delivery Device in GCC
Joe's Backyard Opens at the Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City
Dubai Islamic Bank triumphs at Islamic Business and Finance Awards 2018
University of Balamand Dubai and Emicool agree MoU for student scholarships
CITIZEN's “#MyBetterStartsNow” campaign seeks out UAE's inspired and driven indi...
Dubai Customs honors strategic partners in CSR initiatives