The Ingenieur Automatic Boutique Edition recalls an exciting era in IWC’s history: during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the company’s legendary Technical Director Albert Pellaton developed the first IWC automatic movement with a pawl-winding system. The mechanism was named after him and is still used by IWC today.
The 80111 calibre, which replaced it several years ago and was developed specially for the modern versions of the Ingenieur, is now even more robust.
It is also the driving force behind the Boutique Edition with its brown dial and red gold indices, and can be admired through the sapphire-glass back in the original Ingenieur’s 42.5-millimetre red gold case. This model is limited to 500 pieces.
Model: IWC Ingenieur Automatic Boutique Edition Ref. IW323312
A watch reminiscent of the first Ingenieur watches of 1955 with an IWC-manufactured 80111 calibre specially developed for the new Ingenieur collection with an automatic pawl-winding system and improved integrated shock-absorption system. Central hacking seconds stopped via the screw-in crown, date display
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 44 h
Materials: case and buckle in 18-carat 5N red gold, brown dial, appliqués in 5N red gold, gold-plated, luminescent hands
Glass: sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Back: transparent sapphire-glass back
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Diameter: 42.5 mm
Case height: 14.5 mm
Limited to 500
IWC Boutique Exclusive Edition 2012
The Boutique Exclusive Edition from IWC brings together three successful and stunningly beautiful models in red gold. The exquisite timepieces are available in strictly limited editions exclusively from IWC boutiques. Three outstanding models – the Portuguese Hand-Wound Boutique Edition, the Ingenieur Automatic Boutique Edition and the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Boutique Edition – will be issued in red gold: a small but all-important difference.