Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola”
Strap and clasp (max. 10 points):
The saddle-stitched leather strap is tidily crafted; the case and the stainless-steel pin buckle have polished and satin-finished surfaces.
The start-stop button runs with satisfying smoothness, but the zeroreturn button demands greater pressure. The rapid-reset mechanism for the date and the stop-seconds function are operated via the easyto-grasp screwed crown.
The stainless-steel case is well crafted, has a transparent sapphire back, and remains water resistant to a depth of 60 meters.
IWC mixes retro, high-tech, sporty and modern elements. The mix is successful, although the case is rather thick and the bezel slopes steeply downward.
The time is legible by day and by night. The chronograph’s counters provide adequate contrast.
Wearing comfort (10):
This IWC watch is comfortable on the wrist, thanks to its pin buckle and leather strap.
Good, robust chronograph movement with column wheel; the date display takes a full hour to advance to the next day’s date.
Rate results (10):
Very good; similar results in all positions and the average deviation is small. The chronograph saps its share of energy, but the rate performance remains good.
Overall value (15):
A reasonable price-performance ratio for a manufacture chronograph