When IWC first debuted the Ingenieur in 1955, it was a groundbreaking piece of technology. It featured state of the art capabilities that completely protected it against magnetic fields. Two decades later, IWC tapped famed watchmaker Gerald Genta to give the model a complete redesign. The result was sleek, modern, and sporty. Yet, it still maintained the impressive abilities of the original. Today, the Ingenieur continues being known for its perfect mix of function and style.
Of all the collections in IWC's repertoire none other affirms the brand's longstanding reputation for technical excellence like the Ingenieur family. The original Ingenieur was introduced in 1955 with an IWC automatic movement that was housed in a soft-iron case for the purpose of protecting against magnetic fields. The innovation of the Ingenieur hurtled IWC into the forefront of competitive Swiss manufacturers racing to construct the first bidirectional automatic movement. Its winding system, which features rollers and a rocking bar in the automatic 85-calibre family set a new standard in watch making. 2005 marks a year where the resounding popularity of the Ingenieur family grew with the launch of a new generation of timepieces. Increased shock resistance and improved functionality in the presence of magnetism are two of the features that set apart the new generation of Ingenieur watches. The Big Ingenieur drew a lot of attention when it was released in 2007. This model features Pellaton winding, a seven day power reserve, and an extra large 51113 calibre. Another model in the new generation of the family is the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth. In the same vein that IWC's Pilot Watches derive inspiration from the skies and IWC's Aquatimer collection's muse is the ocean, the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth pays homage to the connection between engineers and the earth. This timepiece is designed for enthusiasts who appreciate mechanical watches with absolute precision.
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