If you’ve been following along for the past few months, you have probably heard about IWC Cheap Replica Watches re-inventing the Da Vinci collection as its big release at SIHH. Based on the original Da Vinci, first produced in 1986, this new series reflects the old case design but with a heavy focus on ladies’ pieces like the new Automatic Moon Phase 36 that you see here. It’s a new direction for the collection and one that is very much worth paying attention to.
Before I go into my thoughts on this watch, I want to preface this story with a pretty important caveat. I do not like the old Da Vinci Replica Watches. I never have. Sorry. BUT, I am always open to new things and am sometimes pleasantly surprised when I don’t let my preconceptions get the better of me. This is one of those instances.
There are six new Da Vinci models for this year: the Automatic 36, the Automatic 40, the Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph, a special Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation,” and the watch we have here, the Automatic Moon Phase 36. They all incorporate a new and improved Cheap IWC Replica Da Vinci case shape with a similar aesthetic to the 1980s originals. The lugs are short and have an angled tear-drop shape, and are articulated, with the spring bars attached in between as usual. The watches come in red gold or steel, with or without diamonds, and with silvered, blue, or dark gray dials.
You guessed it, this watch measures 36mm in diameter with a thickness of 11.6mm. It is available in plain stainless steel, stainless steel with diamonds, and in red gold. The IWC Replica Watches stainless steel version that you see here, which is free of diamonds, has a really nice silver-plated dial with applied navy blue Arabic numerals. The numbers have a grea three-dimensional quality and look almost sculptural. The moonphase indicator sits in an aperture at 12 o’clock and is the star here without overpowering the rest of the watch.
One of my favorite things about this watch is that silvered dial. The way that it shimmers when you wear it, along with the perfectly placed moonphase aperture all lend to a well-balanced and appealing read. The applied Arabic numerals are hefty enough so that they cast a tiny little shadow, a rich detail that not all dials can brag about. Additionally, I really dig the IWC Replica recessed guilloché center ring – it’s a tiny, yet thoughtful detail that adds depth to the overall look of the watch.
The watch wears really nicely too. The lugs aren’t too long, so there is no overhang on my wrist, and it is definitely comfortable when you put it on. The case is 11.6mm thick, which at first didn’t seem like that much, but on the wrist it does wear a little heavy after a full day. Overall though, I still wouldn’t categorize this one as chunky or heavy. My only complaint about this Cheap IWC Replica is the strap. But you would think that because this watch is marketed to women the strap would be made for, you know, women. When I wear it fastened on the last hole it’s still too big, and I have a pretty average-sized wrist. It’s a little detail, but one that’s hard to ignore.