IWC quietly introduces a 3716 on a bracelet

Sep 09, 2020,07:03 AM

I am of the opinion that it will be something to get used to after all these years.  To me, it looks like an aftermarket bracelet.  Review and pictures from Monochrome.

Picture: Monochrome

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 By: VinnieD : September 9th, 2020-07:24
Launching a bracelet option after 25 years in the market of this reference, this was bound to raise eyebrows

Exactly! No harmony between the case and bracelet

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 9th, 2020-07:53
Lately, desperate reactions galore at IWC...🙄

Hmmm this doesn’t look right...

 By: sirbogey : September 9th, 2020-08:38
I just sold my 3714 white dial blue hands after almost 15 years of ownership. An awesome watch. Never serviced. Run smoothly as new. The original 3714 is a true classic. But please... on a matching strap 😂

Why does this bracelet look like a Nautilus bracelet...

 By: jporos : September 9th, 2020-10:45
with the blocky, polished center links? Seems strange for such an elegant watch...

They took their existing Ingenieur bracelet and adapted it to the 3716 case

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 9th, 2020-10:47
Image from Image from an Internet search ...  


 By: jporos : September 9th, 2020-11:46
I have many more issues with the "new-old" Ingenieur.

Never very good when a high polished case

 By: Brandon Skinner : September 9th, 2020-11:54
Transitions to a satin finish bracelet. It demonstrates that the bracelet was added later. If they had designed everything from scratch, the case would have been satin finished as well, only the bezel and crowns likely high polished. I’m sure they’ll sell... 

Sad result... [nt]

 By: massimiliano : September 9th, 2020-13:54

It stinks.

 By: blau : September 9th, 2020-19:46
All these years of not screwing up the perfect Portuguese Chrono and they finally did it. They finally screwed it up!

Love this watch.

 By: nordgreenwatchess : September 10th, 2020-05:12
how much does it cost me that looks very nice.

In US$8900 retail. [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 10th, 2020-06:44

IWC posted a picture comparing the watch on bracelet vs. strap

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 10th, 2020-07:28
Maybe there is a reason why they aren't showing it on another dial version? From Instagram: ...  

First thing that came to my mind when I saw this was a special collaboration between Strapcode and IWC 😂

 By: Makilla : September 10th, 2020-14:51
I believe it looks so ugly! The Portuguese is stunning on a leather bracelet. What else now? A big Pilot on a steel bracelet? You never know what they’re cooking in their facility. Laurent

That's what we think...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 15th, 2020-08:28
IWC hasn't seen the end yet:

I think watch companies are struggling to come up with something

 By: Thomas_3 : September 15th, 2020-15:02
new and exciting that we all actually find new and exciting, and most are grasping at straws. Every complication has been tried, and some improved on, but in the end there really isn't anything we haven't seen. A colored dial here and a colored dial there... 

Exactly! Same in other industries as well. [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 15th, 2020-15:34

Oh, absolutely!! [nt]

 By: Thomas_3 : September 15th, 2020-19:18

Or just being late to the party and forgetting

 By: Thomas_3 : September 16th, 2020-07:25
to bring the gift.