Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Watch is crafted to guide you through extreme situations of any kind – from Alaska to the Sahara desert and the tropical Brazilian rainforest. This rugged timepiece will be the reliable companion for those men who constantly push themselves to their limits.
This Ingenieur is housed in a large, masculine case made from high-quality stainless steel. The enlarged, round case has 46 mm in diameter and it is 15 mm thick. The case construction incorporates the protective shoulders for the screw-in crown and the newly invented horns for the improved comfort of the wearer. The case of Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth timepiece is protected on both sides by anti-reflective, convex sapphire crystals. The case construction allows 120 meters (400 feet) of water resistance which makes this watch perfectly reliable in water.
IWC from Schaffhausen offered two versions of this Ingenieur watch. Depending on your personal taste, you can choose the model with the stainless steel bracelet (the referent number is IW323604) or the version accessorized with a black rubber strap (IW323601).
The Reliable Tool in any Situation
The watch is powered by IWC-manufactured Caliber 80110 mechanical movement that has an integrated shock absorber. Its precise and reliable movement is fitted with a soft-iron inner case for the protection against magnetic fields of up to 80,000 amperes per meter.
The self-winding movement is built on 28 jewels and preserves 44 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The movement was unveiled in 2005, and it is one of the most rugged movements ever manufactured by IWC. The same movement has been incorporated in some models from the Vintage Collection, such as Aquatimer Automatic, Ingenieur Automatic Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and Da Vinci Automatic. The movements of these vintage watches can be viewed through their transparent sapphire-glass case backs.
An Extremely Legible Dial
The simple and uncluttered dial of this man’s watch with a brick-like pattern (typical for Ingenieur models) features two enlarged Arabic numerals 6 and 12, baton-shaped hour markers and a small date window with crown-activated rapid advance which is displayed at the 3 o’clock position.
The hour and minute hands are filled with fluorescent materials for the best visibility, while a thin second hand has a red colored tip which gives a perfect contrast to the black dial. The red color is also used for numerals applied on a countdown scale at the outer rim. Below the numeral twelve, there is the “IWC Shaffhausen” logo, whereas the logo of this family is applied above the numeral six.
The retail price for the model with a rubber strap is approximately $7,000, while the version attached to a steel bracelet can be purchased for about $8,000. Whichever model you choose, you can be sure that you can count on it in situations of any kind.
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