IWC has just announced two new watches to be released in their popular Ingenieur collection. The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic (Ref. IW322404) and the Ingenieur Dual Time (Ref. IW324402/IW324404). I'll start with the Carbon Performance. Embodying the classic Ingenieur image, this watch has an ultra-light carbon fiber case and dial, in keeping with the "racing" theme. The green accents on the dial and green stitching make this watch just a bit sportier, and it matches with some race car tires (see top). The ceramic bezel is secured with 5 screws, a feature reminiscent of the classic Ingenieur design. The crown guards are also made out of ceramic, which provides some relief from the somewhat overwhelming amount of carbon fiber and with a 46mm case, there is plenty of the material there. Inside of the case is the automatic IWC calibre 80110. Keeping the watch securely strapped to the wearer's wrist is a pin buckle made out of neither ceramic or carbon fiber but rather titanium, which, although any other metal would do the job just as well, keeps the overall "lightweight" design there. This watch is a limited edition of just 1000 pieces and will individually numbered.
Next up we have the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time. This watch has less color and a more conventional stainless steel case and therefore will have a slightly dressier look. The size also suggests a slightly less sporty watch. At 43mm in diameter, this is a large dress watch, but for a person with larger wrists, this watch may do the trick. However, larger watches are at the forefront of trendiness right now and although many companies are releasing smaller watches, the vast majority of watches nowadays are on the larger end, so any person might wear this watch to a more formal occasion. The movement is the IWC calibre 35720 with a power reserve of 2 hours less than the Carbon Performance giving it a running time of 42 hours. Both watches look great and are fantastic additions to the prestigious Ingenieur collection.
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