Angus Davies provides an in-depth review of the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time. This recently launched watch is equipped with a GMT function, proving highly useful for today’s battle weary business traveler. You can read more from Angus on his Escapement watch blog.
As a child, the mere thought of flying evoked effervescent excitement. Air travel seemed glamorous. I recall sleepless nights, yearning for time to speedily evaporate in order that adventures could ensue. Flying to foreign shores offered new sights, sounds and experiences for a prepubescent boy and the prospect of visiting the cockpit, meeting the pilot, was always the highlight of any flight.
My current occupation now means I frequently face the hostile prospect of flying. Air travel has become a test of endurance, not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, flying from my local airport is akin to undertaking a commando assault course and, seemingly, no less physically arduous.First, there is the need to join a seemingly endless security queue where everyone is viewed with suspicion. “Due diligence” necessitates stringent security controls and there is a ubiquitous sense of distrust. When flying via some airports this is tempered with a sense of warmth and humanity, but sadly not always.There is usually a need to partially undress. The removal of jackets, scarves, belts and shoes is typical of most airports.After passing through security, only then can the intrepid traveler look forward to the sight of soiled coffee tables and beer-swilling miscreants enjoying a liquid breakfast before being squashed into an undersized seat aboard a plane.Cheap IWC Replica, the masters of masculine timepieces, revisited its former Ingenieur collection, launching a plethora of octane-inspired watches. This year, it has been busy again, augmenting the range with some interesting new models.
The new Ingenieur Dual Time, when compared with its siblings, is a rather understated affair, measuring a comparatively restrained 43mm in diameter. This IWC Replica Watches is not only easy on the eye but, most pertinently, it is perfectly suited for business travel, courtesy of an additional hour hand allowing the wearer to display a second local time of their choosing.The hour and minutes hands are bold and edged with a resplendent silvery finish, articulating time with notable lucidity. The hours are marked with applied and faceted batons, with a soupçon of purplish-blue detail to their centers.Encircling the dial, a 24-hour ring is used to read-off the prevailing hour in a second time zone. Moreover, the white numerals are presented on a colored background, purple for nocturnal hours and grey when displaying daylight hours. This simple but effective aspect to the specification proves highly intuitive and should prevent phoning home at an inopportune hour. A small, attractive detail is the depiction of the midnight hour in red, matching the tip found on the central seconds hand. Indeed, one key strength of the design language selected by IWC Replica Watches UK is the restricted and judicious palette of colors employed.
IWC has incorporated an abundance of smile-inducing details which will no doubt bestow many years of ownership delight. The folding clasp on the bracelet is adorned with perlage, a motif I am more accustomed to seeing on the main plate of a Luxury Fake Watches movement. This charming detail provides a visual reminder of the mechanical heart beating within the watch.On the clasp, a highly polished rectangular canvas, with rounded corners, features the maker’s nomenclature. It looks magnificent in its showroom-fresh state, however, I suspect it will become increasingly scratched with the onset of years; a satin brushed finish may have proved more practical. It is one of the only two areas I would criticize, the other being the absence of an exhibition case back. Nevertheless, don’t misconstrue, I love this watch.IWC Replica Watches has produced an exquisite timepiece which blends handsome aesthetics with the useful complication of a GMT, or dual time function. There is much to commend this watch.