IWC’s Ingenieur family gains a rattrapante or split-seconds function with the launch of the new Double Chronograph (or Doppelchronograph in German) Titanium. The Double Chronograph case measures a substantial 45mm x 16mm and offers a satin finish. The caliber 79230 movement allows the “Doppel” to time multiple events. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.
Outside, five screw heads on the bezel are DLC-coated to match the black rubber-coated push-buttons and crown protection. To keep weight and thickness in check, the soft-iron inner case has been omitted. The strap is rubber and the crystals are anti-reflective sapphire, coated on both sides. The back and crown screw in, and water-resistance is 12 bar or 120 meters.
The subdials for hours, minutes and the small (hacking) seconds are recessed into the dial. The luminescent material in the rhodium-plated hands is black, but glows at night.
The Double Chronograph has three buttons. Pressing the start/stop button at 2 o’clock starts the two central chronograph hands, which are positioned one above the other. Pressing the button at 10 o’clock while the chronograph is running stops the top or split-seconds chronograph hand, while the bottom hand continues running until it is stopped by pressing the start/stop button at 2 o’clock. This method allows measurement of two different short periods of time (less than one minute). Pressing the split-seconds button again instantly returns the split-seconds hand to its position above the main chronograph hand. To help distinguish the displays, one chronograph hand has a blue tip. Pressing the reset button at 4 o’clock resets both chronograph hands to 12 o’clock.
The Ingenieur Doppelchronograph Titanium MSRP is $12,700.
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Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium
Mechanical chronograph movement, selfwinding, split-seconds-hand mechanism for intermediate timing, date and day display, small hacking seconds, black rubber-coated push-buttons and crown protection.
Movement: Calibre 79230
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 44 h
Materials: case and pin buckle in titanium and rubber, black dial with white and blue hands and markers, black rubber strap
Glass: sapphire, antireflective coating on both sides
Back: titanium, screw-in
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Case height: 16 mm