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IWC Big Ingenieur

IWC Big Ingenieur (click to enlarge!)
IWC Big Ingenieur

IWC Big Ingenieur red gold (click to enlarge!)
IWC Big Ingenieur red gold

IWC Big Ingenieur platinum (click to enlarge!)
IWC Big Ingenieur platinum

Big Ingenieur (Ref. 5005, “Grosse Ingenieur” in German) is a larger version of the Ingenieur wristwatch produced by IWC between 2007 and 2011.


In contrast to the standard model of the Ingenieur, which has a soft-iron inner case, the large version (with 45.4 mm case diameter) features the large IWC caliber 51113 with automatic Pellaton winding system and seven days power reserve. This high-quality manufacture movement can be admired through a sapphire crystal caseback. In addition to the date display, there is also a power reserve indicator.

The stainless steel version launched first in 2007, with the gold and platinum models following in 2008. The steel version features a black dial and either a black alligator strap or steel bracelet, Ref. IW500501 and IW500505, respectively. The heavy platinum and gold references (IW500502 and IW500503) have a silver dial and black or brown alligator strap. All standard Big Ingenieur models feature the Arabic numeral 12 alone on the dial, with other hours marked with lumed bars.

A special edition, IW500508, was issued in 2011 as a tribute to football player, Zinédine Zidane. In addition to a brown dial, it features the sole Arabic numeral 10 in red and “10” in the rotor medallion. 500 examples were produced.

See Also





  • Silvered / indices rhodinated / luminescent
  • Variant Black



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