Very excited that my Ingenieur crown problem has been fixed by the local watchmaker at my AD. Apparently a part of the crown "click" was slipped out of place.
Now a little review :
I called it little beast, because, although it is small by today's standard, at 34.5 mm, it has lot of going on inside and outside.
Starting from inside : a refined JLC caliber 889/2 with platinum rotor. A faraday cage to provide 80,000 A/m magnetic resistance. A special shock absorber surrounding the movement.
From outside: water resistant 120 meter with screw down crown. Solid links (not a folded metal), connected by screws, not friction pin and collar. Flip-lock clasp.
The design also live up to Genta's design. It is very versatile, can be worn in casual and formal event. The case is very thin for a sport watch, at only 8.4 mm. But feels heavy and solid.
The transition from case to bracelet is a bit harsh and maybe a bit odd. But i like it.. it give a unique and masculine look . The bracelet is similar to the Nautilus, but much more sport with all brushed finish, more pronounced center link, and overall sharper look.
A nice touch is that the center link has round profile (half circle) shape, which give three-dimensional look.
All in all, i am very satisfied with my last purchase. If i could change anything, i would like the size to be 36-37 mm, bolder hands and hour markers, get rid of the cyclop (or better, get rid the date altogether).
IWC did a good job refinishing the complex case and bracelet.
Thanks for reading.