Additionally, some of the very best Iwc Ingenieur 3234-01 Review Replica watches made housed ETA and Valjoux moves (believe the Pilot’s chronograph 3705). Since IWC chose to use an ETA movement here, the price is roughly half what it’d be if they had used among their own calibers – $6600. Also, the anti-magnetic cage, case and bracelet work with this particular watch do the price justice.So, the IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40mm creates a fairly compelling argument to those looking for a wonderful tool watch with true scientific and horological roots. It is the right size, looks the first Genta design carefully, holds true to the anti-magnetic origins of the Ingenieur line, and its relatively affordable.At SIHH last January, IWC introduced their brand new Ingenieur collection, featuring over a dozen new timepieces in the revamped line. While most press attention from the collection concentrated on the in-house calibers, casing materials and array of complications from the new 46mm models, I was personally gained over by the smallest and simplest of the group — the new 40mm steel automatic “base model”, reference 3239.Unlike the prior iterations it replaces, the 2013 Ingenieur Automatic is the most honest return to the styling of the original Gérald Genta masterpiece, the 1976 Ingenieur SL. Of the trifecta, the Ingenieur has been the most coolly received, and sales were slow for IWC, with rumors of under a thousand pieces sold at the first eight decades of production.
The Ingenieur Dual Time is a powerful-looking timepiece in a stainless steel case, featuring a classic appearance. With a diameter of only 43 millimetres, it seems rather understated when compared with the larger Ingenieur models but it radiates a true elegance.
Current local time is shown by the hour and minute hands on a dial available either silver-plated or in black. The time can be advanced or turned back in one-hour steps via the crown, even when crossing the International Date Line. While the seconds hand with its pointed red tip goes around, the second time – the time at home, for example – is indicated by another hand with an arrowhead tip on the outer 24-hour ring.
To make it easier to differentiate between day and night, the top half of the ring, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is darker than the lower half.
The striking bores in the bezel were the brainchild of watch designer Gérald Genta. In the case of the legendary Ingenieur SL (Ref. 1832) from Iwc Ingenieur 7 Days Automatic Replica Schaffhausen, unveiled in 1976, he placed the five functional holes directly on the rim itself, where they originally served to hold it firmly in position. These bores and the entire case architecture rapidly established themselves as the hallmark of the entire Ingenieur family.
The functions of the watch are powered by the automatic Calibre 35720, that offers a power reserve of 44 hours.
The watch is worn on an elegant fine stainless steel bracelet.