The International Watch Company (IWC) is a high-end Swiss watchmaker based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Florentine Jones, an American engineer, and watchmaker founded the company in 1868. IWC has been producing Haute Horlogerie masterpieces that integrate precision engineering with exclusive design since its founding.
4 Most Remarkable Watches From IWC Ingenieur
IWC is one of the biggest competitors in the international sales of high-quality wristwatches, to generate watches of the highest quality and design. IWC embodies the full scope of the company’s watchmaking expertise, from rugged watches for everyday wear to professional sports timepieces as well as the nuances of Haute Horlogerie.
The Ingenieur is one of IWC’s most remarkable collections. All watches in the Ingenieur are inspired by the Earth and are designed to meet the challenges of nature in the twenty-first century. Every Ingenieur timepiece is brilliantly constructed, which is why the name is synonymous with toughness and endurance even in extreme environments.
IWC Big Ingenieur Chronograph
One of the most remarkable watches from the IWC Ingenieur Collection is the Big Ingenieur Chronograph Watch. The Big Ingenieur Chronograph is the ideal instrument for those who enjoy living in the great outdoors and enjoy taking on nature’s challenges. The IWC-manufactured Caliber 89361 chronograph movement powers this tough men’s watch, which features a double-pawl winding system, a flyback feature, and an analog display of long stop times. It reveals recorded hours and minutes in a single counter on an analog display. It implies that the stop times are as easily read as the time of day. It employs the central stopwatch hand for shortstop times of less than a minute. Its chronograph can run indefinitely without affecting the watch’s rate, and thanks to the flyback feature, it can be reset to zero and immediately begin a new timing pattern. This stunning timepiece is encased in convex sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coatings on both sides. The case is built to withstand water pressure of up to 120 meters (400 feet).
IWC Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth
The Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Watch is meant to guide you into any intense circumstance, from Alaska to the Sahara desert and the tropical Brazilian forests. This tough timepiece will be a dependable companion for men who are constantly pushing themselves to their limits. This Ingenieur is encased in a large, masculine stainless steel case. The oversized, round case measures 46 mm in diameter and 15 mm in thickness. Its case design incorporates protective shoulders for the screw-in crown as well as recently developed horns for improved wearer comfort. The case of the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth timepiece is made of anti-reflective, convex sapphire crystals on both sides. Its case construction allows for 120 meters (400 feet) of water resistance, making this watch completely waterproof.
IWC Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane
This remarkable watch, dedicated to a European soccer legend, is encased in a large 45.5 mm case with a thickness of 15 mm. The round case is made of high-quality stainless steel. This special edition timepiece is driven by IWC’s in-house manufactured Caliber 51113 mechanical movement with Pellaton winding system and an amazing 168-hour power reserve (7 days). Its automatic movement, which is made up of 42 jewels, generates 28,800 vibrations every hour. The case design gives adequate water resistance to 120 meters (400 feet), making this watch ideal for water sports. This watch has a dark chocolate brown dial and a dark chocolate brown crocodile leather strap. The dial features the Arabic numeral 10 in red, which was specifically reserved for Zizou when he was a member of the French national team. The numbers 27 and 45 are also highlighted in red. These numbers represent the number of minutes in which Zidane scored the two most significant goals of his career. It was during the World Cup final game in 2008, which France won 3:0 against Brazil to become world champion.
IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium
The Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium Watch is the first Ingenieur to include a rattrapante, which is French for a split-seconds hand. The innovative IWC watch features five screw heads on the bezel that are diamond-like carbon (DLC) encased to match the black rubber-coated push buttons and crown protection. The stylish man’s watch IW376501 is housed in a round case made of titanium, a material that is comfortable to wear, extremely tough, and remarkably skin-friendly. Titanium is lightweight and, with its distinct color, adds to the masculine personality of the Ingenieur Double Chronograph watch. Its satin finish titanium case is 45 mm in diameter and 16 mm thick, with a silky-matt, dazzling surface. It is armed with a mechanical movement made in-house, the Caliber 79230. The self-winding movement is based on the ETA Valjoux 7750 and has a power reserve of 44 hours.
IWC has long been a trendsetter in the luxury watch industry, with a perfect blend of Swiss craftsmanship and cutting-edge American engineering. The company has been able to push the boundaries of innovation time and again, from being the first manufacturing company to create a digital timepiece to beating the competition to craft titanium bracelets. Getting one is magnificent.