Discover the new Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic and Ingenieur Dual Time. And I invite you to let pass in review the 2014 IWC Aquatimer watches by an appealing video.
IWC Ingenieur? Maybe now you ask yourself: Isn´t 2014 the year of the Aquatimer? Yes, you’re right, 2014 is the year of the Aquatimer. In fact IWC did present a punch of new diving watches.
Last year it was the year of the Ingenieur. I hope you have not forgotten this yet.
So what I will do now is present you two new Ingenieur watches and then I have a little surprise for you. To once again let pass in review the new 2014 Aquatimer watches I have asked Christian Knoop, IWC´s Creative Director, to present them to you.
The 2:50 minute’s video is on page 3. So guys be sure not to miss it!
When I saw this Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic I thought that is a déjà vu. Already last year IWC presented the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance and the IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic.
So what´s new? In fact only a few details changed, I have put all the necessary pictures online so you can see and discover the differences yourself.
These are the pictures from the last years 2013 Ingenieur models…
If we now mix the two 2013 ones we get the new 2014 one…
The 2014 Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic is 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. 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 calf-skin inlay. Get this detail: 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. By no means I would have thought about the tires when just seeing the strap of that Ingenieur. The IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system one of the company’s most rugged and thoroughly tested movements and. 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.
>>> Please discover the Ingenieur Dual Time on page 2. This is my favourite Ingenieur now, since with its decond zonetime indication a really useful watch.
The Ingenieur Dual Time
In my eyes this was a missing link in the Ingenieur collection! Yes, the watch is also a kind of déjà vu, since already last year IWC launched a titanium Ingenieur with a second zone-time indication. But honestly this Ingenieur does not look good and I would not call it sexy. Therefore I also assume that this titanium timepiece is not a big success. What was really missing was a good and technical looking and robust Ingenieur watch fro travellers. There we go, here it is: With a diameter of only 43 millimetres the new Ingenieur Dual Time seems rather understated when compared with the larger Ingenieur models. In my eyes the perfect size! I also think that its stainless-steel case radiates a certain elegance.
But THE feature that puts the Ingenieur Dual Time at the front of the Ingenieur collection is its ability to display a second local time of the wearer’s choice. This means globetrotters have a reliable form of orientation when constantly changing time zones and their zone-times. It is simply to use and read: 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.
This is the last year presented Ingenieur-Dual-Time-Titanium
And now this is the new 2014 one! What a difference! This now is really a cool watch!
This is my favorite one… Very cool! Well done IWC!
>>> The 2:50 minute’s IWC Aquatimer video is on page 3. So guys be sure not to miss it!
Click here on page 3
IWC Aquatimer 2014
To once again let pass in review the new 2014 IWC Aquatimer watches I have asked Christian Knoop, IWC´s Creative Director, to present them to you. Enjoy!
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