Quick first look at the new IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium watch (Ref. 3765). Most intriguing about this new double chronograph is the choice of metal — titanium. Apart from a few simple models in the 1980′s and 90′s, IWC notes that titanium was used exclusively in the Mercedes AMG Series — stainless steel has been the metal of choice for the Ingenieur. Accordingly, the IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium weighs in at a scant 130 grams, a real featherweight when compared to the Ingenieur Mission Earth at 245 grams (including steel bracelet), for example. The new Ref. 3765 brings to the Ingenieur for the first time a split-seconds chronograph (aka a “rattrapante”) as well as a few other design tweaks. Also, the antimagnetic soft-iron inner case is also absent from this model. The overall look of the watch is 100% awesome, and I expect that this watch will be a real object of desire for hard-core IWC collectors and armchair watch enthusiasts alike. IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium price is $12,700.
IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium (Ref. 3765)
45mm titanium case (16mm thick), blue chrono counters, vulcanized pushers, automatic mechanical IWC Caliber 79230
Note that the five bore holes around the edge of the case now feature black DLC-finished screws — this substantially enhances the technical appearance of the watch
via: Watch International (IWC’s in-house print/electronic magazine)