08 of September of 2017
As the name suggests the Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is the combination of a classic tourbillon with a chronograph and a retrograde date on a single dial. For this triple configuration the IWC watchmakers built the new caliber manufactured 89900.
The Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph in 18ct red gold captivates at first sight through a flying tourbillon. The swirl also features a complex stop function, which guarantees seconds accuracy when adjusting the watch.
The chronograph function is in the “12 o’clock” position and allows timed times of up to 11 o’clock and 59 o’clock, which can be read as an indication of normal time. The center-second hand accurately measures the time to the nearest quarter of a second.
The third complication – besides the chronograph and the whirlwind – is the indication of the retrograde date on the left side of the dial. This indicates the current date by moving the date hand in an arc from the 1st to the 31st day of the month and at the end of the scale jumps back to the starting point. In shorter months or if the watch has not been used for longer periods of time, it is possible to comfortably move the date display through the quick setting and the crown.
The red gold case of the Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph with its buttons and golden ends give a balanced image. The articulated bracelet fittings ensure that the dark brown Santoni bracelet with 18-carat red gold engagement clasp perfectly wraps around the wrist. The harmonious distribution of the three complications on the silver dial follows the typical IWC choreography with the chronograph function at the “12 o’clock” position.
On the back of the water-resistant watch 3 bar a look through the transparent background with sapphire glass reveals the movement design of the new caliber manufactured 89900 with oscillating mass in solid red gold. The watch has a diameter of 44 millimeters and a height of 17 millimeters.