The IWC Ingenieur brand first appeared in 1954 and was refreshed and advanced in 1976 with the launch of an all-new design penned by famed watch designer, Gérald Genta. This was a cushion case watch like his well-received Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, then a just few years old.
It also resembled the contemporary Vacheron Constantin 222 and Omega Constellation, with which it competed. Genta designed three “SL” or “Steel Line” watches, of which only the Ingenieur was presented for sale.
Specht And Sohne pay homage to the genius of Genta's design with the Architekt. It represents the most faithful tribute to the iconic watch on the market today.