|Brand:||IWC [International Watch Co]|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||36.35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||44mm|
The IWC “Ingenieur” is one of the most iconic watches of the brand. The first model appeared in 1954. The watch has a gray original round dial as well as Dauphine hands. It comes with indirect seconds hand. Batons are for every five minutes. The luminous are fine. The crown is signed with the logo. It is a screw back case is in stainless steel with the following inscription inside the back case – Acier inoxydable – Staybrite – International Watch Co. – Swiss – the original IWC logo. The movement is an IWC caliber C8531 with number #1504570 and inscription International Watch Co – Swiss. The watch comes with its original stainless steel band and deployment buckle. Fully serviced and perfect working condition.
The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.
The movement is an IWC Co- Swiss with caliber Pat Appl C8531with 21 jewels. The movement is numbered 1504570. The movement was introduced in1959 with BPH of 19,800 and running reserve 40 hours. This movement differed slightly from the 8521 in having equalizing screws on both spokes of the balance.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 36.35mm
Length including lugs: 44mm