Well, this has been a long time coming.And here it is, a revamp of the original Ingenieur SL Reference 1832 from 1976. Is it everything we’d hoped for? Pretty much, yes.
The Ingenieur SL came about in a period of crisis for the Top Quality IWC Replica Watches industry. Not only was quartz hammering traditional watchmaking, but the price of gold in the early 1970s was insanely high, meaning the usual full-gold pieces that were popular at the time were out.
Over the years the Ingenieur’s seen plenty of variations and in fact has been part of IWC’s collection for years. But the current line has more in common with the more understated models from the 50s than the iconic 70s reference.
That’s most noticeable in the bezel, which has the five visible screws that have helped define the Best IWC Replica Site. In the past they were just there for the look of the thing, serving no technical purpose and randomly placed. Now however, they actually secure bezel to case ring. Other than ensuring that they’re always in the same position, it just makes more sense this way. Not that it particularly changes the aesthetics.
What does change the look is the new dial, which is subtly stunning. It’s a riff on the 70s model and consists of groups of lines set perpendicular to each other, giving it a kind of chequerboard look. It’s a phenomenal dial and suits the machined look of the case to a tee. It does however look a touch better on the black version instead of the silver; it’s just a bit more subtle that way.
Speaking of colours, while we have the black and silver here, there is also an aqua blue. It just wasn’t ready in time for the shoot, unfortunately. The IWC Replica Swiss Movement same goes for the titanium case, though honestly, I’d always opt for the steel anyway. It’s just that much truer to the original and at 40mm I imagine the titanium would be just a bit too light for my tastes.
We’re talking close links on the upper bracelet, a simplified clasp and a slightly curved front glass. They’re small changes, but add up to a much better feel on the wrist and more nuanced level of detail compared to the 70s model. Essentially, rather than a faithful re-issue, the new model is the Ingenieur SL Ref. 1832 perfected.
Obviously the movement is new to the Ingenieur too, though it’s the same movement as in IWC’s latest pilots’ watches, the IWC Replica Watches For Sale calibre 32111. That means a 120-hour power reserve contained in a soft iron inner shell to protect against magnetism – something that’s been part of the Ingenieur collection since its inception. It also has some protection against water with a 100m depth rating.
As it is, it’ll definitely sell and there’s most likely be a solid wait list. And don’t get me wrong, everyone that gets hold of it will have a seriously good Replica Watches Online on their wrists. But if it were just a shade cheaper, it would be one of the best Genta designs on the market.