This Da Vinci wristwatch by IWC (International Watch & Co. Schaffhausen) has a tonneau shaped case in white gold. This rare model, which combines electric and quartz movement, has been verified by the IWC factory as conforming to its archives. As early as 1969, the Da Vinci model possessed the first watch caliber with quartz control (8192 Hz oscillation frequency), the Beta 21, a real revolution in the watchmaking field. Gross weight mentioned.
Complication: Watch counter at 03h00
Movement: Electric and quartz
Dial: Silver plated with silvered indexes and hands
Bracelet: Bark style in 18K (750 thousandth) white gold, buckle with folding clasp and IWC logo
Serie N°: 2061345
Really good condition
The Swiss watch manufacturer IWC, International Watch Co. was founded in 1868 in Schaffhausen by Florentine Ariosto Jones, the American engineer and director of F. Howard Watch & Cie. This American watchmaker wanted to produce much higher quality watches for the American market by combining the modernism of American machines with Swiss know-how. After meeting Johann Heinrich Moser, a Swiss industrialist, he was able to achieve this by producing in a very modern hydraulic plant at the time. IWC is particularly well known for its great complications, as well as for the titanium, used for the first time, and the rapid integration of ceramics in manufacturing. Linked to aviation, diving or water races, it is also linked to its emblematic Portugieser models of large diameter, Portofino, Ingénieur and Da Vinci.