September 5, 2010

IWC Big Ingenieur Review

IWC Big Ingenieur Watch Review

  The new improved, bigger, badder, classic Ingenieur, now called Big Ingenieur (IW500505). Why go bigger on already amazing watch? The 7 day power reserve in-house caliber 51113, with it’s Pellaton winding system is a larger movement. This requires more space, also benefiting with nice larger face. The size works well, mainly do to the fact the watch does not have an external bezel. External bezels often give the illusion of a watch being larger than it truly is. Every hear someone say “it wears large”, odds are the watch had an external bezel. New to the Ingenieur is the Power Reserve indicator located ate the 3 o’clock position, with the last day of power indicated in red. The red adds a nice accent to the otherwise all black face. W&R’s favorite new change is the now sapphire case back, showing off the beautiful 42 jewel engine in clear view.

Pros - In-house movmt, new design, 7 day power reserves

Consideration - Larger watch at 45.5mm

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 45.5mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black or Silver
Strap: Rubber 
Lug Width: N/A
Movmt: Caliber 51113
Power Reserve: 7 Days
Water Resistant: 120m


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