The Best IWC Ingenieur Chrono Racer Replica Watch subdial at 6 o’clock is for the running seconds and date aperture, while the one at 12 o’clock is the chronograph totalizer were elapsed hours and minutes can be read at a quick glance —with a circular totalizer that combines the hour and minute hands as if they were a watch-within-a-watch.The dial is well balanced with two subdials featuring highly polished raised surrounds and snailing. To round out the balanced design of the dial, there is a raised flange with a minute chapter ring, a bright red tipped seconds hand and a red “60” in the chapter ring that was inspired by the digital display on the steering wheel of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team racing car.
Perhaps one of the most strikingly beautiful dials out there, the IWC Ingenieur Chrono Racer is fitted with a silver plated dial that is brushed finished and with an impressive grain and multi-layer construction.
The IWC Ingenieur Chrono Racer Replica Watch we are reviewing here, is fitted with silver plated dial and black rubber strap with black alligator leather inlay; however, this reference is currently sold on black rubber strap with blue alligator leather inlay. IW378509 we are reviewing here, still maintains the essence of the original iconic Ingenieur design with a robust stainless steel case measuring 45 mm in diameter, two dial variants —ardoise and silver plated— and available on strap or bracelet. The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Racer ref.
One just needs to tilt the IWC Ingenieur Replica Watch at the right angle for that blue goodness to appear and mesmerize you.The dial features blued applied raised faceted markers and skeletonized hands —all fitted with luminova including those for the running seconds and the chrono register.
Regardless of all these changes and improvements, the original DNA of the watch is still relatively well preserved. Perhaps the most noticeable changes, took place in 1976, 2005 and in 2008. Trying to emulate the concept of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus, IWC hired Gerald Genta to give a facelift to the iconic Ingenieur giving birth to the Ingenieur SL ‘Steel Line’. Then in 2008, the Ingenieur was released as a more robust timepiece under the ‘Mission Earth’ name and fitted with a larger case measuring 45 mm in diameter, fitted with crown guards and powered by the in-house calibre 80110. In 2013 IWC embarked on the Formula One season as the Official Engineering Partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and to mark this cooperation, IWC rolled out the Ingenieur Chronograph Racer in stainless steel with an engraving of a Formula One racing car on the case back.The IWC Replica Watch was originally launched in 1944 and since then, it has experienced several changes and major redesigns.