Ingenieur Reference IW322701, Stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, circa 2008
Ingenieur Reference IW322701,
Stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, circa 2008
Calibre: cal. 80110 automatic, 28 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number: 3'079'232
Closure: stainless steel folding clasp
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: IWC guarantee, booklets, polishing cloth, additional 3 links, and presentation case
Case: Case is in overall good condition with wear and some surface scratching throughout visible to the naked eye, case consistent with previous use. Some denting and scratches across the bezel. Bracelet with equivalent wear
Dial: Overall excellent condition
Movement: Time and date functions operating.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
This attractive IWC Ingenieur is modern interpretation of the older Ingenieur SL reference 1832 which was designed by none other than the great Gérald Genta. After designing the Royal Oak and the Nautilus, the master designed the third 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.
Thanks to the popularity of other watches designed by the great Gérald Genta, the IWC Ingenieur 'Jumbo' also benefits from increasing attention which led the brand to create this new version adapted to today's tastes.