With a very rugged sporty look, but a very comfortable lightweight titanium case, this 45mm Top Quality IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Replica Watch offers the perfect balance between functionality and design. The watch on review, has now been replaced by the newly launched ref. IW386503 fitted with the new calibre 79420, a redesigned rubber strap and a black calendar wheel.The Ingenieur Double Chronograph in German, in titanium is a state-of-the-art timepiece.
In the case of the IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Replica Watch, the split-seconds hand pusher is located at 10 o’clock. This allows the user to record two separate times, exact to the second, within any given minute. All pushers and crown are protected with a rubber composite and the rubber strap comes with the traditional IWC pattern just like on the Ingenieur Mission Earth.
One peculiarity of this reference, is that in order to keep the lightness and thickness of the watch in check, the traditional anti-magnetic soft-iron inner case is not present as it is in all other IWC Ingenieur Replica Watch. Fitted with calibre 79230 and a power-reserve of 44 hours, the Ingenieur Double Chronograph also provides the day and date at 3 o’clock. The brushed titanium case has a beautiful hue, it’s very comfortable and is very nicely finished.
A watch featuring a double chronograph, always comes with two chrono seconds hands set at the center pinion.The rattrapante or split-seconds function in the IWC Replica Watch allows the user to record multiple time elapsed events. While one is registering the elapsed time, the other —split-seconds hand— can be repeatedly stopped or reset with a pusher usually located either at the 10 or 8 o’clock position. One hand is superimposed over the other, and while one hand moves continuously, the other one can be either stopped, started or reset to zero as necessary. The word ‘rattrapante’ describes the split-seconds mechanism on a chronograph, which catches up with the primary chronograph hand. Activating the chronograph with the start pusher at 2 o’clock, releases both seconds hands.