IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium (Ref. 3765)

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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)

  • Kristian

    Hmmmm…good looking watch, but I see AP/Hublot written all over it. Looking forward to trying it on. Thanx a lot for sharing. A first for me f’sure!

    • Chung72

      The Ingeneur was designed by Gerald Genta in the 70s. He also designed the AP Royal Oak and Patek Nautilus, among others.

  • Ivan Gopey

    Retail 12 700 $

    • Perpetuelle

      @facebook-100000815839350:disqus  Thanks!

      • Ivan Gopey

        You are welcome! Nice blog, thx.

  • Goju1

    Price seems low for a Rattrapante.
    Don’t understand the comment about the missing soft iron case. Maybe I need to check my physics book but I’m pretty sure that titanium does not shield the movement from electromagnetic radiation. In which case (hard to avoid the pun), there must be another reason for leaving the soft iron Faraday cage out – dare I suggest stinginess? Electrolysis?
    It is a nice looking watch though. I do like the black screws. The original holes always had the appearance that something was omitted.

    • Perpetuelle

      Hi @72cf577d572502cd443a267614bc2681:disqus
      Thanks for your comment.  You know, I had the same thought about the Faraday cage and I need to do some more research on this.    The iPad article from IWC prompted my initial comment — there was a remark to the effect of titanium being antimagnetic in proximity to the remark that the soft iron inner was not in this model. 

      I’ve pulled back my initial remark pending more info!


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