IWC Ingenieur Replica Watch
The iwc Ingenieur replica collection is inspired by IWC’s passion for engineering. Materials typically used in motorsport, such as ceramic and titanium characterize the design of these watches and highlight their technical yet sporty character.
The designer Gerald Genta gave it a completely new look and designed the Ingenieur SL in a sporty steel case. Today, it is still one of the greatest design innovations by IWC. Starting in 1982 the pocket watch – Ingenieur SL (Ref. 5215) combined the classical pocket watch IWC calibre 9520 with typical features of the Ingenieur.
The design of the IWC Ingenieur Automatic is a homage to the technical ingenuity of the 1950s, when engineers were the heroes of the technological age. The first Ingenieur combined the simple dial design with striking hands and the most advanced winding mechanism of the time to create a modern watch.
IWC Ingenieur Watches Popular Used IWC Ingenieur Watches. When IWC first debuted the Ingenieur in 1955, it was a groundbreaking piece of technology. It featured state of the art capabilities that completely protected it against magnetic fields. Two decades later, IWC tapped famed watchmaker Gerald Genta to give the model a complete redesign.
In 1967, IWC revamped the design. According to the watchmaker’s modern-day product page, the refresh “mostly retained the basic concept of a rugged, water-resistant and absolutely anti-magnetic watch with a round case, but it had a fresher, sportier and more contemporary touch with different dials and hands.”. The ’67 Ingenieur was still round-faced, still attached to the same bracelet.
IWC was the mission’s official partner, and the Ingenieur was the watch chosen to represent the engineering history the expedition made. To celebrate the expedition, IWC released the limited edition IWC Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth “Plastiki” in a run of just 1,000 timepieces.