The 666 was IWC’s first Ingenieur model. With its Farraday cage protecting the movement and soft iron dial, it was designed to withstand magnetic fields up to 80.000 A/m. This reference 666A has a stainless steel case and a silver dial.
|Name:||Ingenieur 666A Stainless Steel / Ivory|
|Produced:||1954 – 1958|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model 666A from Ingenieur watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Ingenieur 666A Stainless Steel / Ivory (666A) was originally released in 1954 – 1958. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 19800 bph (2.75 Hz) to provide a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 36.5mm in diameter and roughly 13.2mm thick. The round case is paired with a ivory color dial with stick-shaped hands, and a mixed hour markers and minute track, covered by a plexi glass. IWC’s Ingenieur model 666A is water resistant up to 100 meters (328 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Ingenieur 666A movement is a powered by caliber IWC 852 made by IWC. The 21-jewel automatic movement is 29mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 19800 semi-oscillations per hour or 2.75 Hz. This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve.
|Base:||IWC IWC 85|
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Ingenieur 666A cost? This watch was introduced in 1954 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Ingenieur 666A Stainless Steel / Ivory
- Reference Number: 666A
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Plexi
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 36.5
- Thickness: 13.2
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Ivory
- Indexes: Mixed and Stick-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 100 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: IWC 852
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 29mm
- Jewels: 21
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 19800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.
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