The Schaffhausen based watchmaker IWC has updated its acclaimed Ingenieur range with four new models: the Ingenieur Automatic 40mm, Ingenieur Chronograph, Ingenieur Chronograph Sport and the Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month. Inspired by the original 1955 Ingenieur Collection, the new IWC watches were officially introduced yesterday at the ongoing 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting.
The IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40mm comes in three versions: stainless steel with black dial and stainless steel bracelet, stainless steel with silver dial and black leather strap, and finally 18k rose gold with slate-colored dial and black leather strap. The steel models have rhodium plated hands and indices while the gold version features hands and indices matching the case. All three dials are simple and straightforward, displaying only hours, minutes, seconds and date at 3 o’clock. Inside the new IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40mm is the calibre 35111. The self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
The second model is the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph. This timepiece features a 42mm case that is water resistant to 120 meters. Like the previous model, the Ingenieur Chronograph also comes in 3 versions: stainless steel with silver dial, gold hands and indices and steel bracelet, stainless steel with blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and indices and steel bracelet and finaly 18k red gold with slate-colored dial, gold hands indices and black leather strap. Powering the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph is the Calibre 69375. Visible through the transparent sapphire caseback, the movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of 46 hours.
Next we have the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport. Featuring a large 44mm grade 5 titanium case, the watch is made as a limited collection of 500 pieces. The Ingenieur Chronograph Sport features a black dial with rhodium-plated hands and indices. The dial displays hours, minutes, small seconds at 6, central chronograph seconds and date at 3 o’clock. The chronograph hours and minutes are both displayed in a single counter at 12 o’clock. The new IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport is powered by the Calibre 89361. This movement features a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 vph) and substantial power reserve of 68 hours. The watch comes on a stylish black strap with white stitching.
And last, but not least, we have the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month. The most exclusive of all models, this reference comes as a limited edition of 100 pieces. The watch is available in a large 45mm 18k red gold case. The silver/white dial displays hours, minutes, mall seconds and leap year indication at 6, central chronograph seconds, and chronograph hours and minutes in a single counter at 12 o’clock. At 2 and 10 we have two double windows with jumping numerals that display date and month. This model is powered by the Calibre 89800. Visible through the display caseback, the movement works at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 40 hours. Completing the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month we have a stylish black alligator leather strap.