KURT KLAUS

Esquire Malaysia Watch Guide - - Brand Story -

See­ing as this is the year of the Da Vinci for IWC, it is only right that we men­tion Kurt Klaus, as he was the man re­spon­si­ble for putting the col­lec­tion on the map in 1985 when he cre­ated an au­ton­o­mous per­pet­ual cal­en­dar mod­ule for the Da Vinci watch. Klaus be­gan his ten­ure at IWC more than 60 years ago and, be­sides the per­pet­ual cal­en­dar mod­ule, he was also the man lead­ing the de­sign of the Cal­i­bre 5000 move­ment that de­buted in 2000. Although he of­fi­cially re­tired from IWC Schaffhausen at 65 (he is now in his eight­ies), he still re­mains ac­tive within IWC, pro­mot­ing an un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the mech­a­nisms in­side some of the most com­plex IWC watches. In hon­our of all that Klaus has done for IWC, the man­u­fac­ture pro­duced a lim­ited edi­tion Da Vinci Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Edi­tion Kurt Klaus back in 2007. Only 600 pieces were made avail­able, 500 of those in gold, 50 in plat­inum and a fur­ther 50 in white gold.

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