The original IWC Ingenieur was launched in 1944, and since then, there are several changes and major redesigns conducted. Currently, we have perfect Replica IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer stocked. Novel materials, high magnetic resistance, and visual distinctions, the essence of the replica iconic Ingenieur has a robust stainless steel case measuring 45 mm in diameter, which is exact same as original ones.
The dial features blued applied to markers and luminous hands. One just needs to tilt the watch at the right angle for that blue goodness to appear and mesmerize you. The shape of the case along with the bracelet integration makes the watch wear seamlessly. It doesn't spill over the wrist awkwardly or feel uncomfortable with its girth. The silver plated dial along with the blued markers and hands, make it a perfect watch for those in love with racing inspired watches with a touch of class.
The case diameter is 45 mm and 14.5 mm in thickness, and it feels quite solid and somewhat heavy weighing 170 grams. The finish of the case is nicely done with a very smooth satin-brushed finish with alternating mirror polished chamfers on the edges of the case, rectangular chrono pushers, crown guards, bottom part of the bezel and on the perimeter of the solid case back. The replica IWC Ingenieur Chrono Racer is water resistant to 30 meters and is fitted with a solid case back featuring a very nice engraving of a Formula One racing car.
Moreover, this replica Ingenieur is offered with a rubber/leather strap, the model I spent time with sat on a steel bracelet with large, overlapping links. The bracelet's heft plays well with the replica watch as a whole, and it wears comfortably enough, however the rubber strap might help offset some of the weight being carried around. The easy-to-use clasp features a press that allows for fine-tuning, which goes a long way on a watch like this.
When we put it on our wrist, the big replica watches has very strong wrist presence and feels top heavy just like all other genuine IWC Ingenieurs. The watch wears slightly bigger than its actual size, more like a 47 mm timepiece. Obviously, it's not a defect for our replicas, but a perfect copy of original design.