This is a first, Lex! We’ve never faced off in this series before. But I guess there is no escaping the inevitable. It had to happen at some point, and with a copy watch that we both wrote about not too long ago. On top of that, it’s a watch we both love in its previous iterations, so it only made sense that the perfect replica IWC Ingenieur UK would be part of our first Sunday Morning Showdown. So let’s dive right into it. I have expressed my love for the Genta-designed Ingenieur multiple times on Fratello. Among my articles was a plea to luxury fake IWC to bring back the Ingenieur SL “Jumbo” ref. 1832 that Gérald Genta designed in the 1970s. And here we are, 14 months later, and it has become a reality.
I have always had a special bond with the cheap replica IWC Ingenieur since I first laid my eyes on the Genta-designed version.
As I explained in the article I just referred to, I love that 1:1 fake IWC Ingenieur for a lot more than just being a stylish watch. It comes with a wide range of memories that remind me of my father. More specifically, they remind me of his work as an engineer in the oil and gas industry. He used to bring home rolls of graph paper to work on technical drawings late at night when my brother and I were in bed. If ever there were a watch besides the top copy Omega Seamaster De Ville he owns that suited him, it was the Ingenieur SL Jumbo ref. 1832.
The new design brings back a lot of great memories
The name, the graph-paper-inspired dial pattern, the modern but functional design, and the antimagnetic properties were elements that made it so special for me. Because of these things, the AAA replica IWC Ingenieur fit my dad’s professional life perfectly. And looking at the new Ingenieur, I see a lot of those elements return. So is it all that I could hope for? In many ways, it is. First of all, I like this new form a lot. I actually see the ’70s design reflected in the new version. In my opinion, it captures the spirit of the Genta IWC Ingenieur replica for sale a lot better than the ref. 3227 from the mid-2000s and the ref. 3239 that came after. While they were designed in the spirit of Genta’s piece, this new version is the actual modern successor.
This nice 40mm case that is 10.8mm thick and 45.7mm from lug to lug links back nicely to the original copy watch. The new crown guards are welcome additions that offer practicality as well as provide a nice visual effect. This dial is a great mix between the old and the new. Genta’s graph paper effect returns to the dial and gives it character and depth. The characteristic high quality replica IWC Ingenieur logo also makes me smile because it has the quirky vibe it needs with the zigzag arrow and the “Ingenieur” wording. Furthermore, the modern details become apparent when you look at the beefed-up hands and indices compared to the original. But as they are executed in the same style, they connect perfectly to the past.
Still an engineer’s watch at heart
The IWC caliber 32111 that powers the watch is housed in a soft iron cage to give the watch its antimagnetic properties. As Thomas explained in the introduction article, it is Swiss movement replica IWC’s version of a Richemont group caliber with a 120-hour power reserve, 28,800vph beat rate, central seconds, and a date at 3 o’clock. It’s a fitting movement that enables best quality copy IWC to create a watch that is not as chunky as its predecessors and fits the 40mm case perfectly. So in many ways, this is a great modern version of the Genta classic.