Speaking of Gerald Genta, perfect replica IWC took a step back in time with the release of the new Ingenieur Automatic 40 collection. Although the Ingenieur dates back to the mid-1950s, it’s the 1976 Genta-designed version that inspired this long-awaited return. The new 1:1 fake IWC Ingenieur is a modern take on the classic one, with a barrel-shaped case, integrated bracelet and a textured dial. Available in stainless steel with silvery-white, black or aqua blue-coloured dials or monochromatic titanium (our top pick from the range!), it’s a very good watch overall. And yes, there was some criticism during the launch and it’s a touch expensive, but we feel luxury replica IWC has nailed the design and has managed to capture the essence of the old Ingenieur. Plus, and this is not to be overlooked, it wears well.
The new AAA quality replica IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 is a contemporary interpretation. No doubt about that. It’s neither a one-to-one re-edition of the 1976 model nor an easy interpretation of what was presented in 2013. Let’s start with the case. Overall, the basics are here. The round bezel, with its 5 slots (which are now always positioned in the same place), the barrel-shaped case… But the proportions and the lines have been refined to offer something softer and more premium, less masculine and bold, maybe a bit more delicate and luxurious – at least, visually. The case measures 40mm in diameter, about 10mm in thickness and the lug-to-lug measurement is the best part, at 45.7mm. Another important update, while the Ingenieur SL from the 1970s had nose-shaped horns (far from comfortable), the new cheap super clone IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 features a newly-designed middle-link attachment, providing a better fit on the wrist and more curvature.
The new IWC Ingenieur replica for men is launched as a compact collection of 4 models, including one in titanium (we couldn’t photograph it for this article). As for the steel versions, Swiss movement fake IWC offers the choice of classic black (reference IW328901) or silver dial (reference IW328902), with a fully brushed bracelet. There is also a more casual, more lifestyle-oriented Aqua version, with a dark turquoise dial (reference IW328903). This Aqua edition differs with its polished central links on the bracelet.