IWC Top Quality Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month IW381701 Online Sale Replica Watches
The Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is the flagship of the Ingenieur family. The design is inspired by the very first Ingenieur models and features a simple round case and polished bezel. The perpetual calendar with large digital date and month displays, which can be easily set using the crown, recognizes the different lengths of the months and takes into account the leap day every 4 years. The IWC Ingenieur Vintage Replica-manufactured 89800-calibre movement also features a chronograph function. This timepiece has a 45-millimetre case made from 18-carat red gold, a silver-plated dial, black hands and a black alligator leather strap, and is limited to 100 watches.
IWC Ingenieur Vintage Replica
However, the Ingenieur Automatic is indeed anti-magnetic, and that’s a terrific thing. The opinion wears very, very well, on the integrated IWC bracelet. In this watch is a ETA 2892, which we’re sure will turn off a few people, but it’s really not a big deal. The reason we say this really is this: IWC does not make an in-house motion that can fit into a 40mm case. Think about it. The smallest watch IWC makes using an in-house motion is the 42.3millimeter Portuguese Automatic and that retails for more than12,000. Also, a number of the very best IWC watches ever made housed ETA and Valjoux moves (believe the Pilot’s chronograph 3705). Because IWC chose to utilize an ETA movement here, the price is about half of what it would be if they had used one of their own calibers – $6600. Also, the anti-magnetic cage, bracelet and case work on this watch do the price justice.
That is afar away from the Rolex Milgauss and even much farther away from Omega’s caliber 8500 family of movements that have the ability to withstand 15,000 gauss (~ 1,200,000 A/m). Although I’m convinced that magnetism will play a bigger role later on, because we all use tablets, smartphones, laptops and so forth, I also need to mention that I’ve worked in an IT environment for a couple of years and never experienced any difficulties with magnetism. IWC Ingenieur mention 3239Anyway, the motion that IWC sourced is the aforementioned Sellita SW200 and is based on ETA’s 2824-2. A solid movement that performs like a diesel. No transparent caseback required in my opinion, but that also wouldn’t suit this type of opinion in any case due to its ‘tool’ purpose.
- Red gold case
- Screw in crown
- Water resistance 12 bar
- Silver-plated dial with luminescence
- Perpetual calendar with large double-digit displays for date and month and leap year display
- Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
- Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock
- Flyback function
- Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
- Rotor in 18-carat red gold
- Small hacking seconds
- 89801 Calibre
- Automatic, self-winding
- 51 Jewels
- 68 hours Power Reserve
- IWC-manufactured movement
- Côtes de Genève, perlage
- Black alligator leather strap
Of this trifecta, the Ingenieur has been the most coolly received, and sales were slow to IWC, together with rumors of under a million pieces sold in the first eight decades of production. This was possibly because of the heft of their original SL, that was thicker and heavier than his designs for the Royal Oak and Nautilus. This was of course due to the fact that the Ingenieur was created primarily as an anti-magnetic tool watch and may not have been as popular with buyers searching for slimmer sport-luxury pieces. Of course, all 3 bits were launched in the midst of the quartz catastrophe, and how they survived and remain attractive and collectable now is a testament to their lasting design appeal above all.
The new models are a aggressive stainless steel automatic three-hander that appears even more like a classic ref. 666A, to some high-end perpetual calendar. The brand new but vintage-inspired Ingenieur Automatic, a 40mm three-hander with a small date window at three o’clock.