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IWC

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.

Operation (5):

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.

Case (10):

The stain­less-steel case is well crafted, has a trans­par­ent sap­phire back, and re­mains wa­ter re­sis­tant to a depth of 60 me­ters.

De­sign (15):

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.

Leg­i­bil­ity (5):

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.

Move­ment (20):

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

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