IWC brings back the iconic Gérald Genta design in a reincarnation of the perfect replica IWC Ingenieur watches with a new Automatic 40. We bring you a hands-on comprehensive review.
We first saw the novelties on 15 March in a preview held in Singapore where we had a good hands-on session. IWC released three new AAA UK fake watches in stainless steel and one in titanium. All are powered by the IWC Caliber 32111 and feature the traditional soft-iron inner case. Our review photograph is the Ref. IW328903: stainless steel case, aqua dial, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, integrated stainless steel bracelet with polished centre links and butterfly folding clasp. The other models in stainless steel have a black or silver dial, and the titanium piece has a grey dial.
The case, dial and hands
The case is designed to bear close resemblance to the original Ingenieur SL created by Gérald Genta in the 1970s. The high quality IWC Ingenieur replica watches was first introduced in 1955, and in the 1970s Günter Blümlein had Genta do a re-design and created the SL collection.
This collection bore the Genta DNA, with the signature exposed screws on the dial, in this case 5 screws secure the round bezel to the case. The sides of the bezel are chamfered and polished, while the top carries a circular graining. The Genta design also called for an integrated bracelet, which is very nicely returns to the new Ingenieur collection.
The case dimensions are also close to the original SL. The lug to lug distance of 45.7mm retains the proportions of the SL which has excellent ergonomics and wearability. The case is now lightly curved on the case back to better fit the wrist and the new bracelet retains the three link arrangement. Aesthetically the new bracelet looks more modern, but we think the older bracelets are more nuanced in the detailing, especially the middle link which is more prominent feels more 3 dimensional.
The dial is particularly attractive with the grid structure, made up of raised and depressed line sections to create the textured surface. The lines are offset 90 degrees to each other and is stamped on a soft iron core before it is galvanised to this rather brilliant green hue which top IWC copy watches calls aqua. The indentations could have been made by a guilloché machine, but we understand that the traditional rose engine is designed to engrave into brass, silver or gold, which are softer materials than the iron used for the Ingenieur dial. Iron is selected as the dial is part of the encapsulation of the soft-iron core.
Overall, the impression of the new best fake IWC Ingenieur 40 watches is very positive. We had the original SL on hand for comparisons, though for some reason were requested by IWC not to show both the new and old side by side.
The movement: Caliber 32111
The new IWC Ingenieur replica watches with Swiss movements feature a closed case back as it is equipped with a soft iron inner case to allow it to achieve the amagnetic claims, which curiously is not stated in the IWC specifications sheet. Compared to the specification written in the dial of the Ref.3805 which boasts of 500,000 A/m.
The movement is an in-house caliber 32111 which we first saw in the 2022 Aquatimer. The movement is impressive with its 120 hour power reserve beating at 28,800 bph. We have never examined the movement for finissage, but will assume that the caliber is finished in a competent high engineering level with minimal embellishments as decorations. Thus we expect it to perform its duties quietly and efficiently as a workhorse.
The IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40 is very handsome super clone watches wholesale. The aesthetics are just right. The right amount of ruggedness and testosterone injected into the right amount of finesse and elegance.