IWC - INGENIEUR
In the early 1970s, a diver’s helmet inspired freelance watch designer Gérald Genta to adopt a distinctly modernist, technical approach that was to revolutionize watch design. Instead of trying to conceal the screws or functional bores, he left them plain for all to see on the bezel. For IWC Schaffhausen Gérald Genta designed the legendary Ingenieur SL, Reference 1832, which was launched in 1976. Its eye-catching design stood for masculinity: it was rugged and sporty with an undeniably technical appeal, and has influenced the appearance of the Ingenieur watch family to this day.