As an IWC collector, it has long frustrated me that the 1832 Ingenieur lived its short life as a mostly obscure model unknown to all but the most serious collectors of the brand. Designed by Gerald Genta, whose 1970s designs ushered in the dawn of the luxury stainless steel sports watch, the IWC 1832 Ingenieur SL is usually mentioned only in passing when his major accomplishments are discussed. Designed in 1974 and released by IWC in 1976, its relatively short production life insured its rarity among his numerous creations.
A Rightful Place for the Ingenieur SL Ref. 1832
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[…] the 1832 “Jumbo” would become a sought-after model, greatly increasing in value, and defining yet another iconic watch within the IWC family.
— “The super-antimagnetic Ingenieur SL” from 1977 catalogue
— Product sheet of Ingenieur SL from 1977
[…] 40 years later, we collectors still dream of its eventual return and the assumption of its rightful place among the historic work of its talented designer.