Watch Of The Day: IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde ChronographWritten by Alvin Wong
IWC’s year of the Da Vinci sees the oft-overlooked collection returning to its original round case, perhaps to win back some love. And it’s easy to adore the refined range, especially its pièce de résistance here equipped with a new in-house calibre driving a trio of complications: chronograph, retrograde date, and flying tourbillon. The latter deserves special mention as it has a rare and complex hacking function for to-the-second accuracy when setting the time. At 44mm, its red gold case might be a tad intimidating for some, but rest assured that its articulated lugs will ensure a snug fit.
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