BREBREAKTHROUGH: IN­GE­NIEUR PER­PET­UAL CAL­EN­DAR DIGDIGITAL DATE-MONTH

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IWCIWC’s In­ge­nieur Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Dig­i­tal Date-Month is a tech­ni­cal mar­mar­vel that prom­ises to de­liver on all lev­els. The fi rst In­ge­nieur, in 1951955, was a break­through in watch­mak­ing, thanks to a high-pre­ci­sion de­sidesign wound solely by the wearer’s arm move­ments. In 1976, the IngeIn­ge­nieur SL de­signed by Ger­ald Genta made waves for its rugged and sporsporty looks – a rar­ity then – and con­tin­ued the In­ge­nieur’s tra­di­tion of bein­be­ing con­stantly on the fore­front of horo­log­i­cal ex­cel­lence.

As the name of this lat­est ver­sion sug­gests, the In­ge­nieur Per­pet­ual CaleCal­en­dar Dig­i­tal Date-Month fea­tures a per­pet­ual cal­en­dar and chrochrono­graph – a won­der­ful tech­ni­cal com­bi­na­tion in any watch. In­coIn­cor­po­rat­ing the in-house Cal­i­bre 89802 with a power re­serve of 68 houhours, the watch has a semi-trans­par­ent dou­ble dis­play for the date and mon­month that fl aunts the im­pres­sive cal­i­bre in mo­tion.

As with ev­ery In­ge­nieur be­fore it, this is ground­break­ing in its own right. The quick-ac­tion switch – an in­tel­li­gent mech­a­nism that stor­stores en­ergy sep­a­rately – took a team of IWC watch­mak­ers and de­sign en­gien­gi­neers at least four years to mas­ter. Ev­ery night, when the date dis­pdis­play ad­vances, the so­phis­ti­cated mech­a­nism siphons off some en­ergy, stor­stores it and then dis­charges it pre­cisely at the end of the month.

Aes­thet­i­cally, the In­ge­nieur is no less im­pres­sive. Held in place by five fierce-look­ing screws is a sturdy case of titanium alu­minide – a hyb­hy­brid com­pound used in the pis­tons and valves of F1 mo­tor­sports ve­hive­hi­cles be­cause it’s lighter and tougher than pure titanium and suited to eex­treme tem­per­a­tures. Ce­ramic is used for the push but­tons, screw head­heads, crown guards and crown on this watch.

With its ground­break­ing tech­nol­ogy, a clever dis­play sys­tem, and a solid case, this watch ex­udes a pres­ence that can’t be ig­nored.

In­ge­nieur Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Dig­i­tal DateMonth titanium alu­minide case and rub­ber strap

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