All watches from Ingenieur Family are inspired by the Earth and they are intended for the challenges of nature in the 21st century. Each Ingenieur timepiece is superbly built and that is why the Ingenieur’s name stands for ruggedness and endurance even under extreme conditions.
The very first Ingenieur, launched in 1955, established IWC’s reputation for technical expertise. This outstanding timekeeper was equipped with the IWC-manufactured automatic movement housed in a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields.
In the last half a century, IWC from Schaffhausen created several exceptional Ingenieur models which were more robust and more resistant to external influences. In the early 1980s, the Swiss manufacturer of luxury timepieces launched its first titanium watch, and by the end of the 1980s, IWC manufactured an Ingenieur with the amazing protection against magnetic fields up to 500,000 amperes per meter.
In 2005, IWC brought the new Ingenieur generation which was capable to endure shocks, impacts and vibrations, as well as to function reliably in the omnipresent magnetism. Two years later, with the 45.5 mm Big Ingenieur, IWC caused a furore. It boasts an extra-large Caliber 51113, Pellaton winding and outstanding seven days of power reserve. This exceptional watch is also available as a chronograph with an analogue display for long recorded times and a tachymeter scale. In 2009, IWC marked its partnership with David de Rothschild organization (Adventure Ecology) with a limited special edition, the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth watch. Today, the Ingenieur Family comprises five amazing models.