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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.

2016 Goodwood Members Meeting 74th Members Meeting  19th - 20th March 2016. Bruce McLaren Trophy Photo: Drew Gibson.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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”.

2016 Goodwood Members Meeting 74th Members Meeting  19th - 20th March 2016. SF Edge Trophy Photo: Drew Gibson.

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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.


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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.


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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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Written by Mauro Az