Sunday, April 2, 2017

IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur, New Edition

IWC Schaffhausen unveiled a completely overhauled line of Ingenieur watches at the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting. This historic motorsport event in the south of England was the perfect place to showcase the new collection, the design of which is starkly reminiscent of the first generations of this watch family from the 1950s and the 1960s.

A simple watch with three hands, the first Ingenieur (Ref. 666) raised the bar with its minimalist design, which IWC continued to refine from 1967 with the Reference 866. The Ingenieur family now has a striking vintage character and is lighter and more elegant in its overall appearance. The new collection covers a lot of bases with three automatic models, four IWC-manufactured chronographs and a limited-edition reference with perpetual calendar.

INGENIEUR AUTOMATIC
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 first (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.
Technical details
Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds

Movement
Calibre 35111
Mechanical movement – Self-winding
Frequency 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels 25
Power reserve 42 h

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW357001: Stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap
Ref. IW357002: Stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, black dial, stainless-steel strap
Ref. IW357003: 18-carat red gold case, gold-plated hands, solid 18-carat red gold appliqués, slate-coloured dial, black alligator leather strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 10.5 mm
Screw-in crown
Luminescent elements on hands and dial

INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH
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 available 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. It is exceptionally comfortable to wear and has a fine-adjustment clasp integrated into the buckle.
 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.
Technical details
Functions
Date display
Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 69375
Mechanical chronograph movement
Automatic pawl-winding system
Frequency 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels 36
Power reserve 46 h

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW380801: Stainless-steel case, gold-plated hands, silver-plated dial, stainless-steel strap
Ref. IW380802: Stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated hands, blue dial, stainless-steel strap
Ref. IW380803: 18-carat red gold case, gold-plated hands, solid 18-carat red gold appliqués, slate-coloured dial, black alligator leather strap
Glass Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 12 bar
Diameter 42 mm
Height 15 mm
See-through sapphire-glass back
Screw-in crown
Luminescent elements on hands and dial

INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH SPORT
The Ingenieur Chronograph Sport (Ref. IW380901) is driven by the IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre movement and is limited to just 500 watches. The 44-millimetre titanium case, black dial and black calfskin strap create an overall impression of sporty elegance.
The small seconds hand in the shape of a lightning bolt at “6 o’clock” is a reminder that a soft-iron cage protects the movement against the negative influence of magnetic fields.
Technical details
Functions
Date display
Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
Flyback function
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 89361
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding
Frequency 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels 38
Power reserve 68 h
Winding Automatic

Case, dial and strap
Titanium case, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, black dial, black calfskin strap
Glass Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 12 bar
Diameter 44 mm
Height 15 mm
See-through sapphire-glass back
Screw-in crown
Soft-iron cage
Limited to 500 watches

INGENIEUR PERPETUAL CALENDAR DIGITAL DATE-MONTH
The top-of-the-range model is the Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month (Ref. IW381701). The perpetual calendar automatically recognizes the different lengths of the months, including the leap day occurring every four years; it is extremely easy and convenient to adjust using the crown.
  The IWC-manufactured 89800 calibre also features a chronograph function. The timepiece with a 45-millimetre 18-carat red gold case, silver-plated dial, black hands and black alligator leather strap is limited to just 100 watches.
Technical details
Functions
Perpetual calendar
Large double-digit displays for both the date and month
Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
Flyback function
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 89800
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding
Frequency 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels 52
Power reserve 68 h
Winding Automatic

Case, dial and strap
18-carat red gold case, black hands and appliqués, silver-plated dial, black alligator leather strap
Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 12 bar
Diameter 45 mm
Height 17.5 mm
See-through sapphire-glass back
Screw-in crown
Limited to 100 watches

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