In 2008 IWC introduced its Vintage Collection, in celebration of the company’s 150 year anniversary. Part of this collection was the Vintage Ingenieur 1955, with a design inspired by the original 1955 Ingenieur 666. Reference IW3233-11 has a stainless steel case and a brown dial. This limited edition of 500 pieces was available exclusively through IWC boutiques.
|Name:||Vintage Ingenieur Automatic 1955 Stainless Steel Boutique Edition|
|Produced:||2008 – 2012|
|Limited:||Yes, 500 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3233-11 from Vintage Collection watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Vintage Ingenieur Automatic 1955 Stainless Steel Boutique Edition (IW3233-11) was originally released in 2008 – 2012. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 42.5mm in diameter and roughly 14.5mm thick, with 22mm lug width. The round case is paired with a brown color dial with dauphine-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Vintage Collection model IW3233-11 is water resistant up to 120 meters (394 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Vintage Collection IW3233-11 movement is a powered by caliber 80110 made by IWC. The 28-jewel automatic movement is 30mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 44-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Vintage Collection IW3233-11 cost? This watch was introduced in 2008 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 500 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
CURRENT PRICE: $7,000
For more information, visit IWC online.
- Brand: IWC
- Model: Vintage Ingenieur Automatic 1955 Stainless Steel Boutique Edition
- Reference Number: IW3233-11
- Limited: Yes, 500 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 42.5
- Thickness: 14.5
- Lug Width: 22
- Dial Color: Brown
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and Dauphine-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 120 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 80110
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 30mm
- Jewels: 28
- Power Reserve: 44 hours
- Frequency: 28800 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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