The celebrated Ingenieur model was launched in 1955 and developed by Albert Pellaton, IWC's technical director responsible for the creation of the firm's first automatic movements. One of the key characteristics of the Ingenieur line is the watch’s resistance to magnetic interference. The distinctive and famous logo of an arrow passing through the name "Ingenieur" is a reminiscent of the Swiss thunderbolt icon which was chosen to mark the model's anti-magnetic properties, the soft iron shield protecting the movement against magnetic shields.
Not only was this watch created to withstand much, it was also designed well, with a slash-and-dot, elegant dial and 36.5mm diameter that wears boldly on the wrist. This is a fantastic piece for someone who enjoys the finer things in life with discretion and an appreciation for the technical evolution of horology.