The Ingenieur was first launched in 1955 with IWC’s first automatic movement to be developed in-house, Pellaton winding and a soft-iron inner case for magnetic field protection.
In 1976, at the height of the Quartz crisis, IWC introduced a very small production run of Gerald Genta-designed "Jumbo" Ingenieurs (38mm) ref. 1832. It featured bold aesthetic codes such as a screw-on, round bezel with five recesses, a special pattern on the dial and an integrated steel bracelet with H-links. With its unique visual identity, this ”new” Ingenieur perfectly reflected Genta’s artistic vision of a luxury steel sports watch with integrated bracelet.
In 1983, a new model was made but now in a smaller case - the "skinny" Ingenieur, ref. 3505. We are happy to now have one of them in stock. This one feature the desirable graph paper dial texture, a Swiss only dial and the calibre 375 which is just 4mm tall. This ref was only produced for two years, in both an automatic and quartz offering. Now you have a rare opportunity to get one of them.
Object nr: Salesmission
Movement: Automatic cal. 375
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 34 mm ex crown. Just 8.8mm thick
Strap/Bracelet: Original bracelet for 17.5 cm wrist. One extra link part (6mm) is included
This IWC Ingenieur (3505) from 1983 is really something; sporty, classy and rare with all correct IWC nomenclature of the period.
The dial is a lovely white ”graph paper” dial with the roman numerals configuration which is more uncommon than the traditional one. The dial is in a very good condition with just small signs of ageing visible through a loupe. Nothing remarkabel!
The case well preserved with super sharp lines. It got some minor scuffs from use but nothing spectacular for a watch that is about 40 years old. The crown is original and in very good condition.
The service history is unknown but the movement keeps time very well and have long powerreserv and ready to be used.
Sold "as it is”!
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