Monthly Archives: November 2017

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Special Replica Watches Hands-On

IWC released three new Ingenieur Chronograph Special Replica watches last year to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the annual Goodwood Member’s Meeting, a weekend-long vintage racing event.

When these three watches were unveiled last year, they also heralded a new look for IWC’s Ingenieur Fake Watches. Gone are the integrated lugs, crown protectors, and angular lines inspired by the earlier Ingenieur watches designed by the legendary Gerald Genta. Instead, the new Ingenieur Chronograph features a more classically-styled and restrained case design that has more in common with the very first Ingenieur watches from the ’50s.

Case diameter is a relatively modest 42mm, which isn’t too large as far as modern watches go. Most sport chronographs tend to be around 44mm and above these days, so the slightly smaller size of these new IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Special Replica Watches UK is bound to delight readers who love more moderately sized watches. Unfortunately, at slightly over 15mm, the case is still quite thick, a malady that afflicts many modern sport chronographs. On the bright side, this, along with the chunky crown and chronograph pushers, ensures that these special edition Ingenieur Chronograph watches have considerable wrist presence.

On the inside, these new Ingenieur Chronograph Special Edition watches will be powered by IWC’s in-house Caliber 69370. This movement was specifically developed to replace the Valjoux 7750 used in entry-level IWC chronograph Copy watches. As a result, the Caliber 69370 shares the same dimensions as the Valjoux 7750, but with two notable improvements. It features a column wheel instead of a basic cam, and has a more efficient winding system. Power reserve is 46 hours and the dial configuration is similar to the Valjoux 7750, with sub-dials at 12, 9, and 6 o’clock as well. The key difference, however, is that the running seconds of the Caliber 69370 is at 6 o’clock rather than 9 o’clock. The movement is nicely finished and can be admired through a sapphire display case back.

The most exclusive of the three is the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “74th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood.” It features a red gold case and a black dial with red gold accents. The tachymeter scale, which sits on the chapter ring, as well as the markings for the sub-dials, have prints in rose gold. The hour markers are also quite unusual in the sense that they are made up of a lume dot and an applied stick marker. Both are red gold and applied with luminescent material. Time is easily read off the thick baton-style hands, which are also applied with lume.

To distinguish the running seconds hand from the chronograph registers, the running seconds hand is a solid red arrow hand. The hands for the chronograph seconds hand as well as the 12-hour and 30-minute registers are red gold with red tips. Speaking of the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, the last 2 hours and 5 minutes of each respective register is marked in red. This makes the registers look like the fuel gauges of race cars, which turn red as the Swiss Made Watches tank nears empty. There’s an unobtrusive date window at 3 o’clock, which features a black date wheel so that it stands out less from the dial and rose gold fonts for the date. Very cool.

IWC Aquatimer Replica Watches With A Black Rubber Strap

The first IWC Aquatimer Replica Watches appeared on the wrists of divers in 1967. It was IWC’s response to the growing demand for dive watches. Now, 50 years later, it has become one of IWC’s more popular collections.

The IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Replica Watches UK  case measures 49mm wide and has a matte black finish that IWC says closely resembles ceramic. The watch is not only wide, but measures a hefty 19mm in thickness. For these measurements, a light case material was perhaps obligatory. To match the case, the watch will come with a black rubber strap. Water resistance is 100m, which is adequate for swimming and light scuba diving, and the absolute minimum for calling something a dive watch. I feel that as a member of the Aquatimer collection, the watch should have a higher water resistance of at least 200m, but expensive watches with fancy complications such as this should generally be handled with care anyway.

The IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Fake Watch is a perpetual calendar watch with a twist because the date and month are indicated digitally. The leap year indication is shown digitally too, which is unusual. It is also a flyback chronograph with a 12-hour totalizer at 12 o’clock. At 6 o’clock you have a subsidiary seconds dial.

Since this is an Aquatimer, it also features the IWC SafeDive system, which is an ingenious take on the diving bezel. Owners rotate the bezel like they would on a regular dive watch, but thanks to some clever gearing, this causes the internal bezel to rotate.

Powering the watch is the Caliber 89802, which is self-winding, beats at 4Hz, and has a power reserve of 44 hours. Fake IWC Watches has been using the movement for years in other watches such as the IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month that you will notice has a pretty similar dial design thanks to the movement’s layout. The movement is visible through a sapphire display caseback and some components, like the rotor and certain bridges, have been blackened to match the black case.

All things considered, the Best IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month For Sale is a fitting celebratory piece for the Aquatimer’s 50th anniversary. The use of Ceratanium is apt, considering IWC’s history with titanium and ceramic, and the watch is pretty cool after all. That said, having a perpetual calendar complication in a dive watch is a tad unnecessary, because unless you are Namor the Sub-Mariner, how many people are going to be staying so long in the water that need to tell what day it is?