1960s IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur 666 AD “Türler” signed
Originally established in 1868, IWC is a Swiss company founded by an American who is now recognized as one of the great names in the industry. Among the flagship models of the house we can mention the Portugieser, the Portofino, Aquatimer, Pilot’s watch and especially our model, the Ingenieur.
Launched in 1955, the reference 666 is the first IWC wristwatch with automatic movement, its name simply reflects the objective of the manufacture at that time, to create a watch for engineers. Often referred to and described as its cousins, the famous Milgauss by Rolex and the Railmaster by Omega, the IWC Ingenieur is resistant to water, dust and magnetic fields. The other particularity of this very watch is its double signed by IWC and the retailer Türler, based in Zurich.
Aesthetically, the watch is both classic and chic, it is dressed with typical dauphine hands and silver indexes in a 36.5mm case. It is animated by the movement with date function cal.853/8531, protected by a soft iron dustcover.
It has all the appeal of a fine collectors’ piece, rich in history and beautiful on the wrist.
ModelIngenieur 666 AD
Case materielStainless steel
MovementAutomatic cal. 853/8531
CaseUnpolished, some light usage marks
HandsOriginal, nice condition