IWC Ingenieur 666

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Historically significant model, the best from Schaffhausen!Any IWC collector is well aware of the rarity. The black dialed Ingenieurs don’t come around often, and when they do show up; 9 out of 10 times the dial is either re-finished or replaced with a service dial. This 666 still sports its original dial with glossy surface and white printing. This dial colours enhances the sporty side of this elegant tool watch. The watch has been fully overhauled by IWC's Heritage department in Switzerland, who unfortunately relumed the watch. Whilst clearly reflected in the price, a lot of effort went in to restore it with original tritium.The large case is in immaculate condition with the serial clearly visible. The watch comes with its original crown, hands and replaced IWC strap in black croc with matching buckle in steel. Added extra is the original box presented with this collectors item.

Introduction

IWC IngenieurIn the 1950s an increasing number of elector appliances were making their way into ordinary households. These generated magnetic fields that adversely affected the accuracy of wristwatches. Engineers, in particular, often worked in areas subject to magnetic fields. Making a new watch line especially for this profession seemed like a good idea. The lightning bolt, a physical symbol for electricity, became the signature for a new watch class named after its main target group: the Ingenieur. IWC had perfected protection against magnetic fields with the help of a soft-iron inner case including a soft-iron dial.The first Ingenieur, unveiled in 1955, was in several respects a quantum leap for watchmaking. It was only with the Ingenieur watch that IWC catapulted itself into the vanguard of Swiss manufacturers. No wonder Edmund Hillary chose the Ingenieur to accompany him on his conquest of the world’s highest peaks.

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