IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus 2009 – Ref. IW376205, Red Gold Model with Black Dial

For more than twenty years, the Da Vinci in a round case with the perpetual calendar developed by Kurt Klaus was the iconic IWC watch.

The Da Vinci made its debut as a chronograph in conjunction with the transition to the distinctive tonneau shaped case. In parallel with this, the rehousing of the original movement technology of the previous Da Vinci with a perpetual calendar in the new case in 2007 as a special Kurt Klaus edition was a worthy tribute to the designer of the IWC calendar.

The IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus series launched in 2007 was comprised of following references:

  • IW376201: Platinum version with silvered-guilloche dial, limited edition of 50 pieces
  • IW376202: White gold version with slate-grey dial, limited edition of 50 pieces
  • IW376203: Rose gold version with silvered-guilloche dial, limited edition of 500 pieces

In 2008, a stainless steel variant with silvered-guilloche dial (reference IW376204) was released in a limited edition of 3,000 pieces.

By popular request, the fifth edition of the Da Vinci in honour of Kurt Klaus is now making its appearance – on this occasion in the warmest red gold 5N with a black dial, with reference number IW376205.

IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus 2009 - Ref. IW376205, Red Gold Model with Black Dial

This highly emotional and vivacious colour combination is also fitting for a watch that takes its name from one of the most famous Italians. To relate even more about the almost limitless capabilities of the Da Vinci would be akin to carrying coals to Newcastle or bringing watches to Schaffhausen.

The Edition Kurt Klaus perpetual calendar chronograph remains unique, because it embodies the complete range of indications that also made the first original from 1985 so desirable: the display of the date, day, month and the year in four digits. It also incorporates a perpetual moon phase display and the functions of a chronograph with the ability to record and store aggregate times up to twelve hours. The watch is powered by the 79261 calibre chronograph movement with automatic winding.

Operating the calendar could not be easier, because no adjustments of any kind are required. In fact, it would be possible to advance all the indications via the crown synchronously and by the day if the watch were not worn for some time.

The fifth special edition of this Da Vinci once again bears the small signature of Kurt Klaus on the dial and a back engraving comprising the portrait of the inventor and the limited edition serial number from 1 to 1,000.

Technical details

Model: IWC Schaffhausen Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus 2009
Reference IW376205: Red gold 5N Case with black dial

Features
Mechanical chronograph movement in a red gold tonneau shaped case, perpetual calendar with displays for the day, date, month and year in four digits, crown-activated rapid calendar advance, perpetual moon phase display, small seconds with stop function, special engraving with a portrait of Kurt Klaus, limited edition of 1,000 examples.

Movement
Calibre 79261
Vibrations: 28,800/h
Jewels: 39
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: Automatic

Case
Material: Red gold 5N
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective
Crown: Screw-in
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Dimensions: 43.1x 51x 15.2mm

Other versions of IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Edition Kurt Klaus
IW376201: Platinum version with silvered-guilloche dial, limited edition of 50 pieces (2007)
IW376202: White gold version with slate-grey dial, limited edition of 50 pieces (2007)
IW376203: Rose gold version with silvered-guilloche dial, limited edition of 500 pieces (2007)
IW376204: Stainless steel version with silvered-guilloche dial, limited edition of 3,000 pieces (2008)

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