Luxury IWC Ingenieur Series Stainless Steel Case Replica Watches UK

Last year, same moment of the year, same place, IWC machinal movement replica watches introduced what we thought would remain some limited edition watches, the 3 Ingenieur Chronograph Special Editions for Goodwood. Well, it seems that reactions of collectors were good – and we have to agree with them, these watches, with their vintage-inspired design, echoing the first versions of the Ingenieur, and their brand new in-house chronograph movement, had some arguments. Based on these concepts, it’s now an entire collection of retro-inspired Ingenieur watches (automatic, chronographs, QP…) that IWC is about to introduce at the 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting.

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The whole concept behind fake IWC Ingenieur 2017 Collection is a re-interpretation of the very first Ingenieur collection introduced in 1955. A bit over 60 years ago, the Schaffhausen-based manufacture launched a watch made accordingly to the evolution of the society. The 1950s were characterised by a period of economic upturn and rapid technological developments. New devices such as radio and television receivers were adopted, and the first electronic calculators began to appear on the market. Many of these devices generated magnetic elds that had a negative impact on the precision of mechanical watches. Also, engineers and scientists were exposed to these kinds of magnetic fields more than most due to the nature of their work. Here are the main reasons why IWC had the idea to develop a new watch family that would offer effective protection against magnetic fields: the Ingenieur line.
The collection was unveiled in 1955, with the reference 666. This watch protected its movement against magnetic fields, thanks to a soft-iron cage. Also, it was the first to use the self-winding system developed by Albert Pellaton, IWC’s Technical Director at the time. Pellaton’s winding system transformed the rotational movements of the rotor into an oscillating motion, allowing the bidirectional rotational movements of the rotor to be used for tensioning the mainspring. The Ref. 666 was a visually simple, almost minimalistic watch with 3-hands and date. Later, in 1967, IWC introduced its successor, the ref. 866, which will even enhance this uncluttered approach of the design, focused mainly on functionality. These two watches, with their characteristic “simple” design and rectangular hands and indexes are now re-interpreted into a brand new collection, the retro-inspired 2017 IWC Ingenieur, comprising 4 different watches.

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As the cornerstone of this new collection, IWC cheap replica watches UK present a simple 3-hand version of the Ingenieur, small by the size, strong by the reference to the antique models. The first thing to know about this version of the new IWC Ingenieur is that it is both  faithful in terms of design but also extremely restrained in terms of proportions. While IWC was usually more on the robust size of watchmaking, they showed a strong evolution since a few years, with the introduction of “reduced” watches – see the 40mm Pilot Mark XVIII for instance). This Ingenieur Automatic follows the same path and comes in a reasonably sized case – 40mm x 10.5mm.
As for the dials, the resemblance with the old Ingenieur watches is also quite blatant. We find back the same minimalistic and functional look – slightly modernized though – a sleek face without excessive inscriptions and these typical rectangular indexes combined with luminous dots. 3 versions will be available: stainless with silver-plated dial, rhodium plated hands and black strap (IW357001), stainless steel with black dial, rhodium plated hands and metallic bracelet (IW357002) and finally 18 red gold case with slate-coloured dial, gold-plated hands, solid red gold appliqués on the dial and black strap (IW357003).

NBA Great Michael Jordan Wearing An Replica IWC Big Pilot While Receiving The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Make room next to those five NBA MVP trophies, MJ. Yesterday at the White House, Michael Jordan – you know, that guy who won six NBA championships (where he was the Finals MVP in all six), and who is the league’s all-time leader in points per game – was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. And what did MJ have on his wrist while receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor? That appears to be a cheap replica IWC Big Pilot Platinum Limited Edition, ref. 5002-02.

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This reference was made by IWC in limited numbers, from roughly 2003-2006. Michael Friedberg, the noted IWC historian, has written that the references 5002-02 (blue dial) and 5002-03 (black dial) were made in very small numbers for each year of production, and  luxury fake IWC has never officially released figures on numbers made with blue vs. black dials. The reference 5005-02 was originally announced at Baselworld in 2002.

Other recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom comprised a who’s who of American culture, including Bill and Melinda Gates, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Vin Scully, and Ellen DeGeneres.

For more on cheap replica IWC Big Pilots watches UK, see our conversation with John Mayer.