An IWC Ingenieur from the 1960s: Nuclear Engineers Never Looked Fresher

I love watches designed for extreme environments. Like the Rolex Milgauss and the Omega Railmaster, the IWC Ingenieur (French and German for “engineer”) was designed for those working in areas with strong magnetic fields.  We already showed you a Railmaster that will be coming up for auction at Antiquorum on September 15th, but we also want to highlight a slick IWC Ingenieur from the 1960s that will be hitting the block.

IWC made some truly classic dress watches in the 1950s and 1960s, such as this Ultra-Thin, and this 36mm stainless steel Ingenieur is no exception.  We are particularly fond of the "Ingenieur" logo above the 6 o'clock position. It was designed to be reminiscent of the international voltage symbol.  Given that the Ingenieur is among the first true tool watches, it should come as no surprise that there is a robust collector community.

The pre-auction estimate is $4,000-$6,000, which seems more than fair for this timeless timepiece.  For more information, click here.