IWC introduced the stainless steel Ingenieur with integrated steel bracelet in 1976, designed by Gerald Genta. Last week, during the SIHH 2013, IWC again introduced the Ingenieur collection. One of them, Ingenieur ref.3239 comes very close to the original Genta designed Ingenieur, according to IWC replica watches. If you are a regular reader here on Fratellowatches, you can probably skip the next few sentences.
Some years later, Genta also designed the Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700 and the IWC Ingenieur SL1832. The Ingenieur was designed to be a swiss fake 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 Ingenieur Automatic ref.3239 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 swiss copy watches featuring IWC’s in-house mechanical movement caliber 80110. However, it was discontinued again in 2009. Reason unknown. Purists loved it, but I guess that it was too ‘extreme’ for most people.
Perhaps some IWC fans might wonder why IWC did not use their caliber 80110, but my guess is that the ETA2892-A2 is more flat so it would fit the 10mm case. Personally, I love that they did this, as this best replica watch truly breathes functionality.
Gerald Genta, one of the first dedicated and independent watch designers (he was on the OMEGA payroll for a long time) designed the Royal Oak 5402ST in 1972. Audemars Piguet asked him to come up with an all stainless steel luxury cheap fake watch. Rumour is, that this was an overnight request and that he delivered the sketches for the Royal Oak next day. Although the managing board at Audemars Piguet was skeptical at first, we all know what happened with the Royal Oak. It has become their most popular collection.
A couple of years back, when I was still in saving money, I saw that IWC turned into the new Rolex for some associates. Where the Rolex Submariners, Datejusts, Day-Dates and – obviously – Daytonas were a piece of the presence of numerous associates for a long time, there was an unmistakable movement going ahead to IWC replica watches. My clarification for this would be that IWC altered its course a bit from being a producer of hardware watches to being the maker of looks for a wide(r) gathering of people. Reasonable. Around then I additionally chose to purchase an IWC; an Ingenieur ref. 3227-01. Taking into account the legacy of an immaculate instrument watch, yet with the completion and class of a present day wearable mechanical timepiece.
IWC made such a watch, with an exceptionally strange 41,5mm width for that time, when the normal mens swiss fake watch had a distance across somewhere around 30 and 35 mmm. The purpose behind the Portuguese specialists to ask for a wristwatch with an expansive breadth was that pocket watches had a superior precision because of the bigger development, and therefore bigger equalization. IWC utilized their seeker style pocket watches bore 74 and 98 for this new venture to guarantee exactness for the wristwatch. The primary “Portugieser” watch was really alluded to as “325” and was underway from 1939 till 1981 in diverse sub forms. The main variant accompanied the specified bore 74 development (underway till 1951) and not long after its presentation, in 1944, there was a second form with gauge 98. This 325-2 reference was underway till 1971. A third form of the 325, was underway from 1977 till 1980 and was alluded to as the “German version” and IWC just delivered 57 of those. Altogether, IWC made 690 reference 325 watches.
However today, we are taking a gander at the IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar Ref. 3035. A piece that was presented amid the SIHH last January. To be ruthlessly fair, I wasn’t exceptionally energetic when I looked at it surprisingly when I was in Geneva. The gaps for the day, date and month were extremely “present” and turning the best fake watch up side down, it resembled the watch was grinning at you. On the other hand, in the substance that was something that I rapidly disregarded once more. The watch looks lovely on the wrist and I think it is pleasant to have all capacities close by (in one perspective) when it concerns a yearly schedule. I likewise as of late had the Moser and Cie Endeavor Perpetual Calendar for an audit in my ownership and it just demonstrates the date and has a bolt for the month marker. A compassion as I would see it. Same for the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Annual Calendar that I inspected a while prior, that doesn’t demonstrate the month.
There is little to reprimand about this IWC Portugieser, aside from the particular request of the three timetable openings. It is a great looking cheap copy watch and this would really be the one I would go for. There is another stainless steel 5035 variant, with a silver-plated dial, however this one just identifies with me more.