IWC Ingenieur Ref 666, rare stainless steel amagnetic watch with glossy gilt dial, blackout date, 1960
The Ingenieur, along with Patek 3417 and JLC Geophysic and Omega Railmaster, was one of the earliest anti-magnetic tool watches introduced for engineers working in magnetic environments.
The Ingenieur ref 666 was mostly made with white dials and sometime in matte black. Our example with the glossy lacquer dial, silver galvanic gilt printing and blackout date is a rare and distinctive example. Furthermore the watch comes with the original IWC bracelet manufactured by Gay Frères.
Considered one of the earliest “tool” watches and with its distinctive, timeless design, the early Ingenieur model enjoys cult status amongst collectors and this present example, with a distinctive black lacquered dial and galvanic printing, will certainly appeal to collectors. The watch was sold on April 3rd, 1963. The watch furthermore retains its IWC rice grains bracelet manufactured by Gay Frères, the master bracelet maker of the 20th century.
Case size: 36.5 mm
Movement: IWC Caliber 8531, 21 jewels, bi-directional Pelleton winding mechanism
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