Published on March 29th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
IWC. The collection that should not be missed
A simple watch with three hands, the Ingenieur (Ref. 666) raised the bar with its minimalist design, which IWC continued to re ne from 1967 with the Reference 866. “The new collection is very much inspired by these early Ingenieur models, so the watch family is denitely going back to its roots.
The Ingenieur Automatic (Ref. IW357001/IW357002/ IW357003) is a simple watch with three hands, a date window at “3 o’clock” and a case measuring 40 millimetres in diameter. Three versions are available. Two of the models feature a stainless-steel case and rhodium-plated hands and indices. The (Ref. IW357001) has a silver-plated dial and a black alligator leather strap, and the second (Ref. IW357002) has a black dial and a stainless-steel strap. The third version is the Reference IW357003, which has an 18-carat red gold case, a silver-plated dial, gold- plated hands and a black alligator leather strap.
The Ingenieur Chronograph (Ref. IW380801/IW380802/ IW380803) is driven by the new IWC-manufactured 69375 calibre with a bidirectional pawl-winding system and a power reserve of 46 hours. Two of the versions are avail- able with a stainless-steel case and strap: one features a silver-plated dial and gold-plated hands (Ref. IW380801), while the other has a blue dial and rhodium-plated hands (Ref. IW380802). The stainless-steel strap has been newly developed especially for the Ingenieur. The third version comes in 18-carat red gold with a slate-coloured dial, gold-plated hands and a black alligator leather strap (Ref. IW380803). All the watches feature a see-through sapphire-glass back that provides a view of the 69375 calibre.
The Ingenieur Chronograph Sport (Ref. IW380901) is driven by the IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement and is limited to just 500 watches.