IWC Ingenieur Chronograph “W 125” limited edition automatic watch comes in a nice -if somewhat bulky due to its 42 mm wide to 15 mm high proportions- titanium case that features an appealing combination of mirror-polished front surfaces that are lovely accented by deliberately roughly brushed sides. It basically compiles everything we love about the Ingenieur family -including elegantly-ruggedized look, high-contrast dial layout and a good mechanism that keeps everything going- into one competitively priced, versatile package that looks nice with any sort -from formal to casual- of attire.Related Replica IWC Ingenieur Chronograph W 125 Limited Edition.
Featuring alternately brushed and polished surfaces, the stainless steel case is also equipped with a screw-in case back that features a sapphire crystal giving superb view to the in-house IWC caliber 69370 that powers this device. Traditionally for the brand, the case back cover seems to be machined from a piece of solid steel and features a rather complex shape.The strap is as premium as is theoretically possible: the black calfskin leather strap features expensive-looking (probably done by hand) black stitching and comes with titanium pin buckle that, while not as convenient as a deployment clasp, makes a really nice impression with its old-school look and feel.
The silver-plated dial with its usual three-dimensional look offers a rather unusual chronograph layout with the 12-hour sub-dial placed at 9 hours and the 30-minute display located at 12 o’clock.The legibility, as you can see on the photos, is really good for a classic chronograph.
The blacked-out hands and hour markers with portions of white Superluminova on them look very high-contrast over the silver background, ditto the black chronograph hands, as well as the small seconds indicator at six o’clock. The overall “three-dimensional” look and feel of the dial plate with its applied indices and the secondary luminous dots over them make the watch look even classier.