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Redesigned IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Special Edition Watches

These three specific models are limited editions commemorating the 74th Goodwood Member’s Meeting, which is a weekend-long racing event. The IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition “74th Member’s Meeting at Goodwood” is limited to 74 pieces and features a rose gold case, the IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” is in a stainless steel case, and the IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition “W 125” is a titanium version. These last two will each have a 750-watch run.

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The new 42mm-wide and 15mm-high case features two totalizers, small seconds dial, and tachymeter on the outer edge. IWC says this design is inspired by the dashboard of a vintage sports car – but whatever its design roots are, it is a distinctly new design when compared to the Gerald Genta-designed case of previous Cheap IWC Replica. Angular lines, integrated lugs, and crown protectors are gone. No bezel screws, rubber, plastic, or anything of the sort.

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Aesthetic reboot aside, there’s a new movement here too, with the in-house IWC 69370 caliber. This is an automatic chronograph movement that has date, stopwatch, and small hacking seconds. The movement is made up of 200 parts and measures 30mm wide by 7.9mm high. It operates at a frequency of 28,800vph and has a 46-hour power reserve.The rose gold IWC Replica Watches  Ingenieur Chronograph “74th Member’s Meeting at Goodwood” which is limited to 74 pieces also has red gold hands and appliqués, and comes on a brown calfskin strap. The black dial with rose gold and red gold has pretty classic, old-school good looks, and I think 42mm is the ideal case size, not something like 46mm.

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Seen above, the IWC Ingeniuer Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” is dedicated to the eponymous racing driver who won 3 European Drivers’ Championships through the 1930s. On a brown calfskin strap, the 42mm case is done in stainless steel with a slate-colored dial. The hands and appliqués are in rhodium and, as I mentioned before, the red on the sub dials looks pretty good in these press photos.
The IWC Replica Watches is inspired by the Mercedes-Benz W 125 Silver Arrow from the late 1930s. The titanium case cradles a dial with black hands and appliqués, which are naturally complemented by the black calfskin strap and also the red in the sub dials.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Timepieces For 2016 Hands-On

As part of this year’s new models, IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph introduced a new reference Pilot’s Watch Chronograph range that builds upon the popular collection with new refinements and appeal. In this article, I will be discussing two models – first is the standard reference and which has an iconic black dial. We also have the metallic-blue-dialed variant which is known as the reference Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince.”

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph has always been a more entry-level offering from the brand, but nevertheless one of my favorite IWC watches. For me, this is one of the best-rendered aviator chronograph watches on the market, and Cheap IWC Replica has both the style and quality nailed. The 2016 IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph models aren’t dramatically different from outgoing models, but rather given small updates and new reasons for people who don’t have one of these models to take a close look at them. Back in January, aBlogtoWatch mentioned this and other new IWC Pilot’s Watch releases for the year.

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Of course, the lovely metallic-blue-dialed Le Petit Prince model (not a limited edition) is a new offering. For sometime, IWC has been producing Le Petit Prince edition watches of various models they make – many of them being limited editions or more high-end. With the reference, we finally get a blue-dialed variant of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 without any price premium. You’ll notice that the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph also features different hands (polished outsides versus black) which match the metallic blue dial. It’s a handsome alternative to the stock matte black dial for those who perhaps already have an older that doesn’t per se need to be replaced.

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One of the reasons that the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph models work so well is the great mixture of case size, style, and wonderful execution of this style of pilot watch dial. IWC arguably offers a best-of-breed set of dial materials and textures resulting in one of the best-looking faces around if you are seeking this style of IWC Replica Watches. Go ahead and compare it with the competition, as, in my opinion, IWC really does “own” this niche of pilot watch styles. A big part of that is how well they do the hands.

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IWC includes an admittedly nice black or brown calfskin Santoni strap with the watch, respectively, that comes on a simple buckle (sadly, no deployant clasps on the Santoni straps, as far as we saw). While the Cheap IWC Replica always looks good on these straps, I would urge people interested in the black-dialed to consider the available five-link steel metal bracelet. Not only do I happen to be a major fan of when watches come with bracelets specifically designed for them, but the bracelet here has a micro-adjust feature in the clasp which allows for a precise comfort fit that you can open and loosen a bit on the fly. Micro-adjusts on bracelets are quickly becoming an important feature to look for, and it was a welcome and unexpected treat to see one here in IWC’s close-to-entry-level model family.