The factory-original (non-refurbished) dial is in near-perfect condition considering the age of the watch. The tritium lume plots have aged beautifully and match the hands. The crystal is in immaculate, scratch-free, condition. The case has some signs of wear. Please consider the pictures as well as the age of the watch. The crown has been swapped in the last service.
Last Service in 2018. The movement works perfectly and the watch is keeping time well.
Before the Ingenieur was given its redesign at the pen of legendary designer Gerald Genta, the model was a rather modest-looking watch - three hands (sometimes with a date window), luminous paint at the indices. However, this watch was a pioneer and behind the elegant simplicity of the dial lay concealed a single purpose: displaying time accurately without being affected by external factors. The watch's movement, designed by the legendary IWC Technical Director James Pellaton, was protected by a soft iron cage, affording resistance to magnetic fields of up to 80000 amperes per meter. The watch we have here is an investment-grade, 18k solid yellow gold, reference 666, complete with box and papers. The dial has patinaed to a soft eggshell color and has developed a uniform spotting. The lume plots are original and have darkened to an attractive hue that matches that of the tritium on the hands. The lugs are full and still clearly display the 18k gold hallmarks on their flanks.