Saturday, February 26, 2011

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph (Ref. 3725)

After consolidating my Japanese watch collection and my Oris, I decided to go for the iconic pieces of some of the more well-known Swiss brands. IWC is a natural contender on the list. After much thought between a Portuguese Chronograph and an Ingenieur Chronograph, I decided on the latter for her bold cuts and wrist presence. This piece came brand new full set from Richemont (M) Sdn Bhd through an agent.

The Ingenieur houses a IWC 3725 caliber in a soft iron inner case for protection against strong magnetic fields. The movement is automatic and can be handwound to a power reserve of up to 44hours. The caseback is solid stainless steel and has a water resistant of up to 120m with a screw type crown.

The most iconic feature of the Ingenieur Chronograph is the angular case shape and integrated chrono push buttons with integrated lugs. The overall package seems unconventional to some and takes an acquired taste to truly appreciate the looks. The Ingeneiur charmed me with her masculine outlook with a dash of sleek elegance.

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