IWC Ingenieur Rose Gold
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Here at analog/shift, we do our best to bring you the highlights of vintage horology in a straightforward and no-bullshit manner. But we also recognize that our personal tastes sometimes interfere with this mission, and we often catch ourselves locating the watches we have come to love, forgetting that we're here not just to talk about the stuff that blows our collective skirt up, but what might ruffle yours as well.
When things like this minty rose gold IWC Ingenieur walk through our doors, two simultaneous thoughts ring in our heads - boy, that's gorgeous - and if that were vintage we'd be on it like patina on a '67 Speedmaster.
That's when we have to pinch ourselves and remember the facts. These modern Ingenieurs are the cousins, or perhaps grandchildren, of the original timepieces that we're always on the hunt for. While in their modern permutation they lack the anti-magnetism with which they were originally designed, the spartan dial and simple configuration speak to the line's roots, and one peek at the display back reminds us that the 44-jewel self-winding movement is work of art.
Most significant, is the obvious Gerald Genta-ness of the piece - the strong angles and integrated bracelet design - that reminds us of the mark he left on IWC, as well as other auspicious pieces like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Nautilus by Patek Philippe.
With a formidable 7-day power reserve and wrapped up in a lovely 45.5mm rose gold case, this is not your grandfather's Ingy. But that doesn't mean it doesn't have a place in the IWC lineage. And besides being a hard-to-get execution of a classic line, it serves as a good reminder that sometimes things can be beautiful, even if they don't have patina...yet!
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
IWC Ingenieur Rose Gold