Hands-on with the Latest Redesigned Ingenieur Collection

The history of the IWC Ingenieur Replica is very rich and this particular watch is not only one of the most iconic watches from this manufacture from Schaffhausen but also a legend and icon in the watch world.

NewIWCIngenieurAutomaticIW357003side

For this new facelift, the IWC Ingenieur is now available with a much smaller case size and in twelve different models.Overall, the watches simply don’t look right and the construction and design of the bracelets looks and feels cheap.

THE CASE

Fitted now with what is supposed to be a much more wearable size at 40 mm in diameter for the automatic non-chrono models, 42 and 42.3 mm for the chronographs and 45 mm for the perpetual calendar, the new IWC Ingenieur substantial fake watch line clearly falls short in terms of design, ingenuity and craftsmanship.

P6031216.jpg

While the cases are very well made, the excessive use of mirror polished surfaces around the bezel, lugs and the bracelets, make the watches look cheap and not like the IWCs we are used to.

The Fake IWC Ingenieur Automatic ref. IW357003 Watches online we have here is fitted with a solid 18K red gold case measuring 40 mm in diameter and finished with a satin-brushed caseband that resembles quite heavily the look of the defunct Aquatimer 2000. Equipped with a black alligator strap and a screw-down crown, the watch is quite elegant and slightly reminiscent of the Ingenieurs from the 1950s.

P6031217.jpg

THE DIAL

The IWC Ingenieur Automatic best replica watches in 18K Red Gold ref. IW357003 is fitted with a gorgeous slate-colored dial with a stunning sunburst finish.

Featuring applied markers, luminous dots and white minute track, the dial could’ve been kept much cleaner and simple, regardless, it is really nice and a true chameleon when it comes to how it varies in hue depending of the lighting conditions.

P6031215.jpg

However, what we feel is the biggest downside regarding the look of the 1:1 replica watch is the double digit used for what should’ve been single digit dates on the date aperture at 3 o’clock.

THE MOVEMENT

Hidden behind a solid case back, the new Ingenieur Automatic ref. IW357003 is powered by the 25-jewel IWC calibre A35111 beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph and which provides a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound.

This relatively new automatic movement is the same one that powers the IWC Da Vinci Automatic and the Portofino Automatic. As far as anti-magnetic properties, we can’t confirm whether the new Ingenieurs still feature the anti-magnetic protective inner casing or not.

ON THE WRIST

On the wrist, the watch has very strong wrist presence and feels top heavy just like all other IWC quality replica watch from this generation. The watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size and more like a 47 mm piece on a 7.25″ wrist. The silver plated dial along with the blued markers and hands, make it a perfect watch for those in love with racing inspired watches with a touch of class.