The Ingeniuer has been an influential part of the IWC family since its inception in 1954. Originally designed with the needs of scientists and technicians in mind, the watch provided specifications like water resistance, anti magnetic properties and high precision. In the mid 1970’s the design was dramatically changed by famed designer Gerald Genta. The man responsible for the iconic look of the Royal Oak lent his skills the updated look that remains true to his design some 40 years later. So let’s examine the watch at hand. This version is the IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph with a 45mm Titanium case. The rubber strap is integrated into the case design adding extra comfort on the wrist. The watch is powered by Caliber 79230. This is the first Ingenieur to feature a split-seconds hand and function. This feature allows the wearer to record as many intermediate and lap times as you wish, while the stopwatch hand continues to run. Also…it’s just cool to play with. For the size of the watch it is remarkably discreet on the wrist, thanks to the ergonomic pusher design and matte finish. Rugged yet refined this watch comes complete with box and papers.