Of all IWC Schaffhausen’s watches, the Ingenieur range reflects the high standards of technology and innovation like no other: it has been the ideal platform for top-quality technical expertise and development since 1955. In this search for the perfect mechanical watch, it has set new standards in terms of ruggedness, reliability and durability, which is also reflected in its striking, functional design. Within the IWC product families, the Ingenieur echoes the element of earth and, in the form of the enhanced Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth, underlines explicitly its suitability for expeditions.In other words:it is extremely robust. Its IWC manufactured movement is shockproof and, in addition, is securely protected against extreme magnetic fields. Further, the watch is water-resistant to 12 bar.
The Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth has been constructed for longevity and for sustainability in the truest sense of the word. Thus it has also become this manufactory’s statement on how consistent its manufacturing processes are in terms of environmental compatibility. Thanks to the improvements it has made in its environmental performance, IWC Schaffhausen was certified as a carbon neutral enterprise in 2007. This major theme, which could seal the world’s fate, has also been showcased in this new Ingenieur model.
The IWC manufactured 80110 calibre movement with its Pellaton winding mechanism and spring mounted armature unit counts amongst the most robust automatic drive mechanisms in the world. This principle has been preserved magnificently in the Ingenieur family for over fifty years. The 80110 calibre movement is the direct successor to the 8541 calibre constructed and perfected by Albert Pellaton. The new movement has an increased balance wheel frequency of 4 Hz and a date display with rapid advance. The automatic spring bridge, taken from the old Pellaton mechanism, has been optimised through the latest computational methods. It absorbs impact from all directions.
The slight enlargement of the dial, designed in the classic style of the Ingenieur range, enhances its effect with small red minute numbers in increments of ten minutes positioned next to the hour markers. The arrowhead of the central seconds hand, too, is coloured signal red.
Classic Ingenieur in a 46 mm case with magnetic field protection to 80,000 A/m,IWC manufactured movement with Pellaton winding mechanism and integrated shockabsorber system, central seconds hand with stopping device, date with rapid advance via the crown.
Power reserve: 44 h
Material: Stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire, antireflective
Back cover: Stainless steel, screw-in
Water resistant: 12 bar