IWC introduced the stainless steel Ingenieur with integrated steel bracelet in 1976, designed by Gerald Genta. Last week,IWC Replica again introduced the Ingenieur collection. One of them, Ingenieur ref.3239 comes very close to the original Genta designed Ingenieur, according to IWC.
Some years later, Genta also designed the Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700 and the IWC Ingenieur SL1832. The Ingenieur was designed to be a Fake IWC Watch for scientists or technicians, people who had to work in surroundings with strong magnetic fields. Hence the well chosen name ‘Ingenieur’.
The new IWC Replica Watch is part of the new Ingenieur collection of 2013. Although IWC re-introduced the Ingenieur collection with integrated bracelet in 2005 with the ref.3227, they decided to start over. The 3227 was a 42mm hefty chunk of stainless steel, being one of their first watches featuring IWC’s in-house mechanical movement caliber 80110.
IWC introduced three versions of their ref.3239 Ingenieur Automatic: a black dial version, a white dial version and another white dial version with gold applied hour markers and hands.
The case measures a very discrete 40mm and has a height of just 10mm. A toned down version of the IWC Ingenieur Replica Watches from 2005. The dial is less extravert than its predecessor and the 40mm case now has crown guards to prevent it from getting damaged.
Unlike previous versions of the Ingenieur, IWC decided to stick to the concept of the Ingenieur and made sure a soft-iron case is in place to protect the movement from magnetism. Therefor, there is also no sapphire caseback to look at the movement. The Best IWC Replica Ingenieur 3239 can therefor be considered as a real tool watch.