While Baselworld 2016 ran its course, IWC Schaffhausen raced off towards the “74th Goodwood Members Meeting”, a legendary motor-sport event held in the south of England. These 3 new IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph watches have swapped Gérald Genta’s technically inspired case design for a more vintage approach. And each model showcases distinct materials, from: stainless-steel to titanium to rose-gold.
What beckons attention on this re-stylized model line is its case design, which IWC says was inspired by the dashboard of a vintage sports cars, tearing away from its former Gérald Genta schematics.
They have eliminated the: integrated lugs, angular lines, crown protectors, rubber and the bezel screws. Instead we get: an exhibition caseback, which allows to visualize the new movement inside; a tachymeter scale along the outer edge of the dial, just before the bezel; and a screw-in crown, between two pushers.
It’s been nearly 60 years since the original “IWC Ingeniuer” became available for the general public. Since then this model line has been seen with: pie pan dials, flat dials, arrowhead hour markers, index markers, Arabic numerals, rectangular hour markers, baton hands, dauphin hands and other nuances.
But, IWC doesn’t stop at the case redesign and details on the dial. They also went inside and revamped the whole movement. So that the Ingeniuer could contain an IWC in-house original mechanical movement, with a: chronograph, a stopwatch, date and small hacking seconds.
Some of the vintage touches here include: the two circles located at the 12 o’clock position, which are a call-back to some of the first IWC Ingeniuer models, circa 1950’s. Then we have three sub-dials: a sub-seconds at the 6 o’clock position; a 12-hour counter at the 9 o’clock position and a 30-minute counter at the 12 o’clock position. There is also a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.
All these IWC limited editions are powered by their new in-house mechanical movement, caliber 69370, with 33 jewels, 200 components and 28,800 vph. Featuring a column-wheel chronograph with Geneva stripes and circular graining decorations. Power reserve on these timepieces can last up to 46 hours and water-resistance can reach up to 60 meters (196 feet). Mounted to these watches is either a brown, or black calfskin strap (also inspired by the materials of classic motor cars), with a pin-buckle matching the case material of each corresponding version: stainless-steel, titanium and rose-gold.
Also these new “IWC Ingeniuer” are limited editions with 750 pieces each, except for the rose-gold version, which is limited to 74 pieces. One piece for each year of this English race car tradition, the: “74th Goodwood Members Meeting”.
IWC Chronograph Edition ‘W 125’
The “IWC Chronograph Edition ‘W 125’” (Ref#: IW380701) in titanium, silver-plated dial, with black hands and appliqués, limited to 750 pieces. Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz W 125 Silver Arrow, which was designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut.
IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition ‘Rudolf Caracciola’
The “IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition’Rudolf Caracciola’” (Ref#: IW380702) in stainless-steel, rhodium-plated hands and slate colored dial, limited to 750 pieces. Also dedicated to the legendary pre-War racing driver and the famous Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow.
IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition ‘74th Members Meeting at Goodwood’
The “IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition ‘74th Members Meeting at Goodwood’” (Ref#: IW380703) in 18k rose-gold, black dial with red-gold hands and appliqués, limited to 74 pieces. A specific number chosen to highlight and commemorate the 74th anniversary of the “Goodwood Members Meeting”.
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