IWC unveiled the new Ingenieur Automatic, part of the upcoming 2013 Ingenieur collection. It is the most classic Ingenieur model and it consistently reflects the design elements defined by legendary watch designer Gérald Genta.
The Ingenieur Automatic is fitted with the slim, automatic 30110-calibre movement. Water-resistant to 12 bar, the case also accommodates a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields. This technical feature was responsible for the watch family’s name, because in the 1950s engineers, who were often exposed to magnetic fields in the course of their work, were among the potential buyers of the original Ingenieur from IWC Schaffhausen.
The protection provided – up to 40,000 amperes per metre – is more than eight times the minimum required by the Swiss standard for antimagnetic watches.
|1964 advertising of the IWC Ingenieur|
With a case measuring just 10 millimetres in height and 40 millimetres in diameter, the Ingenieur Automatic is well suited to a slimmer wrist. All the surfaces of the case feature a matte finish. The various edges, most of which are polished, underscore the watch’s simple elegance.
The Ingenieur Automatic is available with a silver-plated or black dial. The silver-plated version comes with rhodium-plated or rose-gold-plated hands and appliqués, while the rhodium-plated hands and appliqués form an attractive contrast to the black dial.
The watch is fitted with a solid stainless-steel bracelet. A black rubber strap with a pin buckle is also available on request.