As its lengthy name suggests, the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Moonphase is a wonder of micro-mechanics. It is a feat in and of itself for a watchmaker to produce a mechanical perpetual calendar – a watch that accounts for seconds, hours, minutes, days, dates, months, moonphase, years and leap years. In 1985, IWC watchmaker Kurt Klaus took the complication to the next level. Unlike other perpetual calendars, his new creation had no external push buttons or pin holes to facilitate setting all of the functions – all adjustments took place by a quick turn of the crown. This allowed a level of ease-of-operation and synchronicity that to this day, other perpetual calendars simply don’t have. For example, if the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Moonphase has been sitting idle for several days, there is no need to manually reset each of the (many) different displays – simply turn the crown and the functions will all advance in harmony.
This example of the IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Moonphase is sold as a complete set with box, papers, and all accessories. Originally purchased in 1998, the watch has had one previous owner and is in pristine pre-owned condition. Its 41 mm 18kt white gold case has minimal wear, showing a few faint surface scratches. It comes with a black alligator strap and matching original 18kt white gold pin buckle. The piece received a complete service at the IWC Service Center in June of 2019.
Feldmar Watch Company Certified Pre-Owned – 2 Year Warranty