For the new Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium with the new IWC 79420 calibre, IWC’s designers took their inspiration from materials typically used in Formula One: the casing ring is made of titanium and the striking screw heads in the bezel are made of ceramic. The crown, the crown protection and the push-buttons are lavishly coated with black rubber. The totalizers, which closely resemble tachometers, give the watch a consistent, instrument-inspired look. Like most of the 2013 IWC collection, though this piece in particular, the design theme here is very well thought out from dial to case to strap.
IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium
(IW386501 silver dial, IW386503 black/blue dial)
45mm titanium case, rubber coated pushers and crown elements, automatic mechanical IWC 79420 split-seconds caliber (day, date, split seconds chronograph, small hacking seconds)
Love those blue-triangle tipped subs!
Did You Know?
RATTRAPANTE (“SPLIT-SECONDS”). The word “rattrapante” describes the split-seconds mechanism on a chronograph, which catches up with the primary chronograph hand.Unlike a standard chronograph, the split-seconds chronograph has two hands that start simultaneously. The rattrappante or split-seconds hand, which is superimposed on the stopwatch hand, can be stopped independently using a third button at “10 o’clock”, while the stopwatch hand continues to run. This permits the user to record two separate times, exact to the second, within any given minute. If the third button is pushed again, the split-seconds hand instantaneously catches up and is synchronized with the other hand. The process can be repeated as often as desired.