January 13, 2013

SIHH 2013 IWC Ingenieur

IWC Ingenieur IW323902
IWC Ingenieur IW323904
IWC Ingenieur IW323906
  To be released later this month at SIHH 2013. This is when the watch industry will get their first hands on experience with these new beauties from IWC. IWC had a big year last year with pilot watches, this year it is all about the sport watches!
  The new Ingenieur Automatic is powered by the extremely slim Caliber 30110 automatic movement. The beating heart of the new Ingenieur provides the power reserve of at least 42 hours and oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). The watch comes with a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields, which provides protection up to 40,000 amperes per meter. For comparison, it is eight times more than the minimum required by the Swiss standard for antimagnetic timepieces.
  This renewed timepiece is housed in a vintage-styled case with the diameter of 40mm and the thickness of only 10mm. Thus, the size of the watch is equally well suited to an average size of a wrist, as well as for a slimmer one. All the surfaces of the case boast matte finishes, while the most of the edges are polished. 
  The dial of the new Ingenieur features a raised inner circle that has the same radius as the hour hand, while the minute hand circumscribes the middle section with its purist hour markers. The dial also offers information about the exact date. The date window is situated at the 3 o’clock position.
  The Swiss watch manufacturer offered three versions of the new Ingenieur Automatic. Two of them come with a rhodium-plated hands and hour markers, and there is a choice between a black or a silver-plated dial. The third model matches rose-gold-plated hands and appliqu├ęs, and a sliver-plated dial. Each of these new timepieces comes with an elegant stainless-steel bracelet with a folding clasp. A black rubber strap with a pin buckle is also available on a request.


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