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01332 International Watch Company. A rare IWC Ingenieur SL Automatic from 1983 in stainless steel, with date and bracelet.

 

 

 

01332 International Watch Company

This is a great example of International Watch Company's Ingenieur SL model reference 1832 from 1983. Affectionately called the "Jumbo Ingenieur", it enjoys the status of cult watch.

 

Manufacturer: IWC
Year: 1983
Reference No: 1832
Case No: 2.294.544
Material: Stainless steel
Manufacturer: IWC
Calibre: Automatic, cal. 8541
Dimensions: 40mm diameter
Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
Accessories: Delivered with the IWC Extract from the archives confirming date of production on 11 August 1983

 

 

The Ingenieur SL was created by the great Gérald Genta. Famous for designing the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak he significantly changed the appearance of the 3rd generation of the Ingenieur-Line. Its eye-catching design stood for toughness; rugged and sporty, with undeniable technical appeal. The watch is powered by IWC's caliber 8541ES which contains special amagnetic parts. The Ingenieur SL also has a special dust cover to protect the watch from magnetic activity.

This example, is housed in a 40mm stainless steel case and comes with a fine chequered guilloché black dial, primarily developed to absorb reflections. Despite its qualities, the Ingenieur SL was not a good seller for IWC due to its large size and its heavy weight of almost 150gram. Under todays standards it is a perfect size watch. All in all, between 1976 and 1984 less than 600 pieces of the automatic model were produced. This sought-after and iconic watch comes with an extract of the IWC archives.