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'JUMBO' INGENIEUR SL, REF 1832  STAINLESS STEEL AND YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1980
Dial: black textured
Calibre:
cal. 8541B automatic, 23 jewels
Movement number:
2'149'387
Case:
stainless steel and 14k yellow gold
Case number:
2'274'685
Closure:
stainless steel and 14k yellow gold IWC bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions:
38.5mm x 40mm, bracelet circumference approx. 195 mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
none
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Catalogue Note

The Ingenieur SL 'Jumbo' was created by none other than the great Gérald Genta himself. Famous for designing the Royal Oak and the Nautilus, he was hired by IWC at the height of the quartz crisis in the mid-1970s. He subsequently helped the company to launch the 3rd generation of their Ingenieur-line, which was released in a radically different design. The cushion-shaped case features 5 distinct recesses in the bezel which are used to apply the screwing tools and further serve as decoration for the watch. Since the bezel was screwed on to a random position, the recesses on the bezel are aligned slightly differently on every watch, giving each one a somewhat different appearance. Rather than a commercial success it turned out to be difficult for IWC to sell these watches and it is estimated that less than 1'000 were ever sold. 

Important Watches

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