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This message has been edited by India Whiskey Charlie on 2021-09-04 15:07:20

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Best model of the dreaded Kern era at IWC

 By: Boris : September 3rd, 2021-01:25
At least in my book. I came very close to buying it, in the silver / cream dial and gold hands and indices. I was very impressed how slender the watch was, and how nicely it wore on my wrist.

If that was a dreaded era, what is it now?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 3rd, 2021-16:25

Recovery era, perhaps?

 By: Boris : September 4th, 2021-03:21
The Big Pilot 43 is the best thing they've come up with in years. I am really impressed with this model. I couldn't stand what Kern was doing in terms of bringing almost the entire line > 42mm, the over-reliance on brand ambassadors at the expense of a dr... 

I don't see it that way...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 4th, 2021-15:21
If anything, the current direction is worse. Everything you mentioned about what Kern did is happening tenfold. Brand ambassadors, alliance with MB F1, awful BP iterations (especially Lewis Hamilton editions), etc. "In-house" movements that are designed b... 

You're a better authority than me on this

 By: Boris : September 5th, 2021-00:59
If you say that matters have further degraded with Kern's successor, I take your word for it. I guess I just found the transition from Bluemlein to Kern brutal, with a loss of substance along the way. Now, granted, everyone cannot be Guenter Bluemlein. An... 

Understood and we are in agreement here 👍

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 5th, 2021-17:13

Love it!

 By: DoesNotTickTock : September 3rd, 2021-05:07
I recently pickup a new black dial version and absolutely love it! ...  

Love the crown guards

 By: Jakub M : September 3rd, 2021-06:45
This to my eyes was one of the most beautiful Ingenieur made, certainly more wearable than the 7d or the ones with inhouse on my small wrist.