IWC watches in 2017 are very busy. Originally, their family updated a series every year (basically), but in 2017, after the release of a new generation of Da Vinci, they also made engineers With the big changes, even the pilots also launched a large number of new models in the second half of the year, all the products sold in real time were taken out to grab the market.
The general version of the 89361 chronograph time scale is a simple stick shape. The AMG version has been changed to a 5-minute interval Arabic numerals, giving the model a hint of speed; incidentally, the recently-released former Mercedes F1 Driver Nico Rosberg commemorative model also uses the same digital time scale
Feature one: New and old transfers last two years
In fact, this generation of engineers debuted in 2016. At that time, instead of launching as the main product of the annual series, they made three new watches in the form of commemorative editions at the Goodwood Antique Car Annual Meeting in the middle of the year. The new model was adopted at that time, but the previous generation version was still online at the same time, which is equivalent to two generations in parallel. The old version was not fully removed until mid-2017 (also before and after the annual meeting of antique cars). Put on the new version.
This generation of engineers only has an antimagnetic magnet for the 89361 version of the chronograph. To emphasize this, the watch specifically made the small seconds at 6 o’clock in a lightning style, which became a very pleasing detail of the watch, and even One of the reasons why watch buyers choose this
Feature two: back to earlier styles
The focus of this change is to return to the design of engineers in the early 1950s. Once the complicated three-dimensional modeling of the previous generation is changed, the overall lines have become simpler and more classic; in fact, if there are table friends playing the old IWC, this traditional style should Engineers are more familiar, but if you are all in contact with modern IWC, the three-dimensional shape developed by Ingenieur SL designed by Gerald Genta in the 1970s should be the engineer in your mind. In short, the two designs There are fans. This limited edition engineer’s timepiece is a commemorative model launched in 2017 just to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz AMG. The watch is based on a new generation of engineer’s chronographs with several modifications. Since IWC launched its own chronograph movement 8936X, the engineer’s chronograph models have been divided into two types: general-purpose and self-made calibres. This generation of engineers’ chronographs are also divided into two versions, but both are equipped with homemade movements. The difference is that one type is 89361, and the other is the new automatic chronograph caliber 69370 introduced in 2016 with the Goodwood commemorative edition, only because the face plate configuration of 69370 is the same as the ETA 7750. Eye, so to some extent it is reminiscent of past versions of universal movements.
Generally, the antimagnetic watch with a soft iron inner case is mostly made into a solid bottom cover. The movement is not visible anyway, but this one still has a transparent bottom cover to expose the soft iron case, and it is printed on the inner case. Spiral radial holes to symbolize brake discs are quite creative.
Feature 3: The soft iron inner shell is exposed directly to you
The AMG commemorative model is the 89361 version. The configuration of the face plate is straight eyes. The 60-minute / 12-hour totalizer at 12 o’clock uses a coaxial design. Compared with the general version, the AMG version uses a silver-white dial, and the hour markers have also been changed to the five-minute interval pattern of 05, 10, 20, and 25. In addition, the chronograph seconds, minutes, and hour hands have also been changed to red. In short, it is necessary to strengthen Watch racing concept. Engineers no longer put special emphasis on anti-magnetic performance from the previous generation. Only some models in the entire series have a soft iron inner shell equipped with anti-magnetic. This generation is the same, and the 89361 version of the chronograph model is made of anti-magnetic. In the AMG version, a transparent bottom cover was also specially exposed to expose the soft iron inner shell.
IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition ’50Th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG’
Titanium material / 89361 self-winding movement / hours, minutes, small seconds, date display / flyback chronograph function / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 120 meters / diameter 44mm / reference price: 89,000 RMB —