Bringing back a classic Ingenieur - This caught my attention

Oct 27, 2020,17:22 PM

From an interview published on aBlogtoWatch: /

aBlogtoWatch : The other day my friend and colleague Zach Piña posted one heck of an all-gold Ingenieur SL on his personal account and we started chatting about it. He wanted me to ask you what, if any, plans you have for the IWC Ingenieur’s foreseeable future.

Christian Knoop : Yeah, that’s a great-looking piece. The thing is that this look is so popular and so visible at the moment. For sure, we have thought about bringing the Ingenieur back, but this maybe is not the ideal point in time. This will appear like a kind of AP-copy to most of the people who are not that familiar with the history, and that even includes some of our customers who have been fans and connoisseurs of our other designs. We are watching this and we think about a historic Ingenieur a lot, but I don’t think it’s the right time to come up with something like this.

He says the look is popular now and yet it's not the right time to come up with something like this?  What gives?

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Agree completely...

 By: jeff072845 : January 13th, 2021-13:47
Wearing my Royal Oak Chrono now and love the Ingenieur, but never cared for the Nautilus. This design is certainly different enough to stand on it's own.

You have a winner on your hands and you think now is not the right time??

 By: als1678 : October 27th, 2020-17:57
Invest into a thin movement and bring those gorgeous pieces back, it is really a no brainer.


 By: Nono01 : October 28th, 2020-01:09
I don't need gold Nautilus next to this!!

Everybody riding a wave of sport watches...

 By: edo.k : October 28th, 2020-01:33
Czapek, ALS, GP, Chopard, H.Moser... and IWC who have rights to the original Genta design, where other two Gentas are sold for double/triple retail prices, thinks it is not a right time for Genta inspired Ingenieur... Would love to see drugs Richemont peo... 


 By: jporos : October 28th, 2020-08:11
they should not have shelved this Ingenieur design in the first place.

I don't mind a reissue of the no date 666...

 By: Echi : October 28th, 2020-23:06
Seriously though, if they're going to relaunch it, they need to consolidate their catalog, go with the tried and tested tribute approach with limited eds of the 666 and the "jumbo", then reimagine those 2 for the regular catalog. For sport, I quite like t... 

I may be biased

 By: Globe-man! : October 31st, 2020-10:28
I love this watch! So nice to see it having the recognition it has earned. ...  

Amazing watch. I love this! [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : October 31st, 2020-11:16

Not the right time???

 By: jeff072845 : December 4th, 2020-06:17
Advertising is the way to explain the Ingenier's history. Saying it isn't the right time means NEVER!


 By: jeff072845 : January 13th, 2021-13:43
What kind of sense does that make, Hublot has copied the Royal Oak with success, his comments are bewildering??? Genta design stands alone in my opinion.

The DNA is magnetic !!!

 By: Globe-man! : January 28th, 2021-09:50
Seems more and more posting about their favorite. I remain 1832 biased with great support from family and super friends who share the passion. This guy still wears the best and has at every angle the GENTA DNA. Love them. ...