Swiss Movement IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” IW380702 Big Discount Replica Watches
The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” pays tribute to the exceptional achievements of Rudolf Caracciola. A top driver for Mercedes-Benz, Caracciola won three European Championships in Formula Grand Prix and crossed the finish line in first place in 144 of the 204 races he competed in. He was known as the “King of the Rain” due to his supreme driving ability in wet conditions. This model is limited to 750 watches and has a stainless steel case. The slate-coloured dial with a printed tachymeter scale and the rhodium-plated hands and appliqués lend this watch a technical yet elegant look. This timepiece comes with a brown calfskin strap that is specially embossed with a pattern inspired by the leather seats of classic sports cars.
So, the IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40mm makes a fairly persuasive argument to those looking for a wonderful tool watch with authentic scientific and horological roots. It’s the right size, resembles the original Genta design closely, holds true to the anti-magnetic origins of the Ingenieur line, and its relatively affordable. It was all about the Da Vinci at the start of the year for IWC, with a new automatic, a new Tourbillon chronograph, and a new perpetual calendar, among other watches. But the Swiss watch firm has quickly switched gears and contains is enriching its new set with four new references in its technically driven Ingenieur set, all in 1 go. The new watches have been released this morning in the united kingdom, throughout the Goodwood 75th Members Meeting, an event which IWC has been a regular associate of for some years now. Last year, the company used the occasion to introduce their new in-house chronograph, Calibre 69370, in a new-look Ingenieur which borrowed some legendary traits from the original model ref. 666A, made back in 1955. IWC added a few special editions, such as the “Rudolf Caracciola” a couple of months later.
IWC’s new Ingenieur lineup received a significant refresh final week, and while there are countless complications – think rattrapante, digital endless calendar, and tourbillon – it’s that the Ingenieur in its simplest form that’s most attractive to us. First. It’s small. But not too small. It is 40mm, that is a great size, and perfectly placed between the classic AP Jumbo at 39mm along with the new 41mm Royal Oak. We cite those two watches since the Royal Oak was, of course, made by Gerald Genta. And so was the Ingenieur SL straight back in the mid 1970s – the initial Ingy to take on this particular shape. This design only seems to work best around 40mm. Second, it’s the only model from the current Ingenieur line-up that is anti-magnetic. It’s fantastic to 40,000 amperes per meter and to us, this is crucial for this specific watch. It’s the opinion of the novel that IWC really, really missed the boat by not making the whole line at least a little anti-magnetic. This was, after all, the crux of the entire watch when it was introduced in the 1950s as the engineer’s watch. Imagine if just 1 version of IWC’s Aquatimer collection was waterproof? Imagine if Rolex made a Milgaus that was not anti-magnetic? Watch what we’re getting at? Strange.
- Stainless steel case
- Screw in crown
- Water resistance 6 bar
- Slate-coloured dial with luminescence
- Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
- Date display
- Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
- Small hacking seconds
- 69370 Calibre
- Automatic, self-winding
- 33 Jewels
- 46 hours Power Reserve
- IWC-manufactured movement
- Côtes de Genève, perlage
- Brown calfskin strap