IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium (Ref 326403)

SIHH 2013…

Featuring a second local-time display, the Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium is meant practically for people who are continuously changing time zones. Like the Mercedes AMG Petronas fans who travel the global F1 circuit, for example.  But for others, this is a very attractive dual-time/GMT model that can be worn for most any occasion.  The dial is very clean, very balanced and with attractive color set.  And the functionality is clean, too — the hour hand is adjustable in one-hour steps.  IWC calls this the “TZC” or Time Zone Corrector.  Priced at $8,800, it is a nice entry point into the high-luxe world of IWC.

IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium

(Ref IW326403)

Price: $8,800

45mm titanium case (13mm thick), 24-hr display/second time zone, date

 IWC Ref 326403 Watch

 rubber coated chrono pushers and crown

IWC Ref 326403

On the dial, we see current local time. On the outer 24-hour ring, the hand with the white triangle keeps track of a second time, such as that in the owner’s home time zone.  To make it easier to differentiate between day and night, the top half, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is darker than the lower half.  Note also that IWC made the date window display white font on black background — details, details!  Little things like this make all the difference.

IWC Ref 326403 Dial closeup