IWC Schaffhausen – Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic (Ref. IW322404) & Ingenieur Dual Time (Ref. IW324402/IW324404)

IWC Schaffhausen adds two new models to its Ingenieur Collection: the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic (Ref. IW322404) and the Ingenieur Dual Time (Ref. IW324402/ IW324404). Quintessentially purist, functional and technically sophisticated, the two new watches embody the best of the IWC Ingenieur line’s 60-year history.

IWC Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic
The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic is a piece of high-tech engineering with a carbon-fibre case and, as a new feature in this model, also has a mirror-finished ceramic bezel. The middle section of the case, which is held together by five screws, is manufactured according to the same principle as the core features of a racing car.

The watch’s dial is also made of carbon fibre. It fits perfectly with the authentic motorsport look and gives the watch a visual sense of depth. For other parts of the case, IWC designers likewise took their inspiration from the materials used in motor racing.

Ceramic for the bezel, screw heads, crown and crown protection, titanium for the screws and case-back ring, and rubber for the underside of the strap with its calfskin inlay. The strap is sewn with green thread as an allusion to the stripes on the outer walls of the tyres fitted to the cars for racing in wet conditions.

The IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is one of the company’s most rugged and thoroughly tested movements and, thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, is unaffected by extreme acceleration or sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations, making it the ideal watch for racing drivers.

Perfectly in keeping with the design is the rotor, which is shaped like the pistons found in a FORMULA ONE racing car. The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance is available in a limited edition of 1,000.

Features
Mechanical movement – Pellaton automatic winding – Integrated shock-absorption system – Date display with crown-activated rapid advance – Central hacking seconds – Screw-in crown – Limited to 1,000 watches with green numerals for the seconds and stitching on the strap – Back engraving “ONE OUT OF 1000”

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 80110
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels: 28
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: automatic

Case, dial and strap
Carbon-fibre case, screw heads, crown, crown protection and bezel made of ceramic, screws and case-back ring of titanium, black carbon-fibre dial, black rubber strap with embossed calfskin inlay, pin buckle in titanium
Diameter: 46 mm
Case height: 14.5 mm
Glass: sapphire, flat, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 12 bar

IWC Ingenieur Dual Time
The Ingenieur Dual Time is a classic, yet robust timepiece inspired from the world of motorsport. With a diameter of only 43 millimetres, and dressed in an elegant stainless-steel case, this timepiece has the ability to display a second local time of the wearer’s choice. Current local time is shown by the hour and minute hands on a dial available either silver-plated or in black.

The time can be advanced or turned back in one-hour steps via the crown, even when crossing the International Date Line. While the seconds hand with its pointed red tip goes around, the second time – the time at home, for example – is indicated by another hand with an arrowhead tip on the outer 24-hour ring. To make it easier to differentiate between day and night, the top half of the ring, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is darker than the lower half.

The striking bores in the bezel were the brainchild of watch designer Gérald Genta. In the case of the legendary Ingenieur SL (Ref. 1832) from IWC Schaffhausen, unveiled in 1976, he placed the five functional holes directly on the rim itself, where they originally served to hold it firmly in position. These bores and the entire case architecture rapidly established themselves as the hallmark of the entire Ingenieur family.

Features
Mechanical movement – Self-winding – Hour hand adjustable in one-hour steps (TZC = Time Zone Corrector) – 24-hour display (second local time) – Date display – Central hacking seconds – Screw-in crown

Movement
Calibre 35720
Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels 27
Power reserve 42 h
Winding automatic

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW324402: stainless-steel case, black dial, stainless-steel bracelet
Ref. IW324404: stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, stainless-steel bracelet
Glass: sapphire, flat, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Diameter: 43 mm
Case height: 13.5 mm

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