IWC IW500505

Collection: Ingénieur Gender: Men
Presented in a robust steel on steel construction, this 45.5mm IWC IW500505 is one of the Big Ingénieur line-up, a series of gent’s mechanical timepieces that are highlighted by their extended 7 days of power reserve. The watch is backed by the manufacture IWC Caliber 51113 that features the watchmaker’s hallmark Pellaton pawl-winding system, and is watertight to 120 meters to makes it even more practical to wear.

IWC IW500505 45.5mm Big Ingénieur 5005-05 Automatic for men

As a wrist accessory, this new generation of Ingenieur timepiece is stylish and versatile. The casually elegant looks of its brushed steel case and link bracelet works in perfect harmony with the bold Black dial, making it easy to be paired with nearly any outfits. And, with its fairly thin case (15mm), the watch would also easily fits with any kind of shirt cuffs, too.

If quality and longevity are your concern, then this IWC 5005-05 luxury watch would gives you nothing to worry about. Both of the case and bracelet are made of premium grade stainless steel, while the one atop its dial is a quality sapphire crystal that is further enhanced with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. In addition, its sturdy 45.5mm round case features a soft-iron inner case that protects the watch against magnetic fields, while its 120 m water resistance ensure that it wont be damaged by splashes or even some degree of prolonged contact with water such as showering or swimming. The details are remarkable as well, clearly showing that each every part of this watch is carefully executed with such precision craftsmanship.

Caseback. This steel on steel timepiece also features a transparent exhibition caseback, which similar to the dial’s window, is covered with a sapphire glass. That gorgeous decorated movement can be seen through it, is the "in-house" IWC Calibre 51113 that provides this Big Ingénieur with a precise timekeeping functionality of three hands, an automatic date with rapid calendar advance, and a handy power reserve indicator.

Moving right along, this IWC IW500505 watch’s Black guilloché dial is also a praised-worthy one as well. Bold looking with a modern contemporary style, and designed to provides an appreciable read-ability regardless day or night.

Dial. This dial has an eye-catching central part that is decorated in a brick-like pattern and with applied “IWC Shaffhausen” and “Ingenieur” logos. Furthermore, there are partly-skeletonized baton shaped steel hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova, a slim central sweep seconds hand, applied stick hour markers with a single Arabic numeral at 12 that all are filled with fluorescent materials, a legible date aperture at the 6 o’clock position, and power reserve indicator situated at the 3 o’clock position which its last day indicated in red. And, along the dial’s periphery, there are painted White minute markers for easy reference.

At the case’s right hand side, there is a fluted screw-down crown that can be conveniently used to handle all of the timepiece’s setting and adjustment at ease. And completing the design, the watch’s brushed link bracelet comes equipped with a deployant folding clasp to ensure that this hefty 234 grams timepiece would remains soundly on your wrist.

Speaking a bit more about the movement, Caliber 51113 is IWC’s own manufacture movement, one of the largest automatic movements in the world that sports a distinct 17½ lignes construction, and features the watchmaker’s unique Pellaton winding system. Consisting of 286 components, this XL self-winding 42 jewel movement leisurely beating at 18,000 alteration per hour, and capable to provides around 168 hours of power reserve. Not only pleasingly accurate and offering an extended power reserve, this bi-directional winding IWC Calibre 51113 is also fairly rugged as well thanks to the shock resistant features integrated inside.

Anyway, for all of its quality offerings, this gent’s brushed steel on steel Black dial IWC 5005-05 Big Ingénieur IW500505 "three hands, date, and power reserve" automatic Pellaton winding watch is offered at an original manufacturer suggested retail price is $13,300.00.

Watch Specification

Brand: IWC

International Watch Co

Collection: Ingénieur
Series: Big Ingénieur
Model number: IW500505

Reference: 5005. Style: 5005-05.
also referred as 500505, IW5005-05

Watch style: Gent, Elegant, Dress
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

IWC Caliber 51113. Manufacture movement, developed, refined and workshop crafted personally by IWC, derived from caliber 89 and 8541. Swiss made, mechanical self-winding automatic movement with Pellaton winding system.

Specs
Function: Three hands, Automatic date w/ rapid calendar advance, Power reserve indicator. Size: XL 17½‴ lignes (Ø 38.2mm), 7.2 mm thick. Bi-directional winding. Consists of 286 parts. 42 jewels. beats at 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz). provides ± 168 hours (7 days) of power reserve.

Featuring nickel-finished lever, Gryomax balance, Breguet spring, free sprung regulator, pierced rotor centered by gilt Probus IWC Scafusia plaque. Shock resistant. Decorated with perlage (circular graining) and Côtes de Genève finish.

Functions: Hour, Minute, seconds, Date, Power reserve
Dial: Black

Black dial with central brick-like guilloché pattern. Silver-tone partly skeletonized baton hands. Slim central seconds hand. Applique sticks and Arabic numeral (12) hour markers with luminescent. Power reserve indicator at 3. Date display at 6. painted White minute markers around the outer rim.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, anti reflective coated on both sides.

Case: Stainless steel

Round. Ø 45.5 mm, 50 mm wide with the crown included, 51 mm lug to lug, ± 15 mm thick. brushed. overall weight: 234 grams.

Bezel: Stainless steel

stationary stepped bezel. brushed.

Caseback: See through

screwed-in stainless steel with sapphire display. engraved.

Crown: Screw-in crown

Stainless steel. fluted, logoed.

Bracelet: Stainless steel

Silver tone, brushed steel link bracelet. ± 24 mm ~ 20 mm wide. men standard.

Clasp: Deployment hidden folding clasp
Notable Features: Calendar
Extended power reserve
Luminous hands and markers
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 120 m (12 ATM / 400 feet)

suitable for splashes, rain, showering, swimming and shallow snorkeling. not recommended for diving.

Additional info: -

MSRP

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Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this IWC Ingénieur watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The IWC 45.5mm Big Ingénieur 5005-05 Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Sunday, August 18, 2013. The post is tagged as $10000 up to $25000, 120m, 46mm, analog, automatic, date, dress, iwc, men, mid end, on steel, power reserve, round, stainless steel, swiss automatic, three hands, watch.

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