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Old 5 March 2023, 02:35 PM   #61
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Hope they keep it to 40mm, good tapper and with textured dial...
it is imagine this

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Old 6 March 2023, 08:35 AM   #62
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yes i already have my name on it for 1 of the models
i believe its 40mm or might be 41mm.
it has the integrated bracelet with the new 5 days PR in house self winding movement. it's quite similar to the original genta design, basically a retro-ed. a fully replacement of the current line.

from the usual black/white dial, there's a special color dial which i hope it's sick in real life when they announce the piece.

the titanium version is all brushed matte look
Wish it had been downsized a bit, as they always tended towards large. Was hoping to hear IWC had taken some cues from Zenith when it released the Skyline 36 (or GP reintroducing the Laureato 38).
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Old 7 March 2023, 02:09 AM   #63
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Wish it had been downsized a bit, as they always tended towards large. Was hoping to hear IWC had taken some cues from Zenith when it released the Skyline 36 (or GP reintroducing the Laureato 38).
36 is too small for the current market. look at rolex, downsized and it's a flop

having it at 40mm is perfect. they don't just cater to watch enthusiast/purist.
they have to cater to the mass public who feels 40mm is the right size.

if it's a 36, i would pass on it too. too small even though i have 36 day-date but that works because its vintage.
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36 is too small for the current market. look at rolex, downsized and it's a flop

having it at 40mm is perfect. they don't just cater to watch enthusiast/purist.
they have to cater to the mass public who feels 40mm is the right size.

if it's a 36, i would pass on it too. too small even though i have 36 day-date but that works because its vintage.
Doesn't have to be 36; a watch like that, with a thick bezel, can definitely go 37-38 (like GP/AP). Can't judge the Rolex Explorer as a flop simply because it didn't generate the over-hype of other models. DJ/OP also slimmed down somewhat for current iterations.
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Doesn't have to be 36; a watch like that, with a thick bezel, can definitely go 37-38 (like GP/AP). Can't judge the Rolex Explorer as a flop simply because it didn't generate the over-hype of other models. DJ/OP also slimmed down somewhat for current iterations.
DJ/OP have a huge range from 28-41mm so everyone have a choice of what they like

i think 39/40mm is the perfect size for the watch market.
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Old 7 March 2023, 07:18 AM   #66
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DJ/OP have a huge range from 28-41mm so everyone have a choice of what they like

i think 39/40mm is the perfect size for the watch market.
True, but no reason that couldn't happen here. In fact there used to be multiple sizes. Probably would have made sense to follow the RO/Skyline/Laureato logic in that regard: 36-38 and 41-42 options. There is a market for smaller.

I also lament the days where manufacturers enjoyed the challenge of seeing just how much could be packed into smaller cases. The Ingenieur was always somewhat of a technically advanced watch, so the ability to incorporate all of that into a 36mm case back in the day was a bit of a "flex" for IWC.
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yes i already have my name on it for 1 of the models
i believe its 40mm or might be 41mm.
it has the integrated bracelet with the new 5 days PR in house self winding movement. it's quite similar to the original genta design, basically a retro-ed. a fully replacement of the current line.

from the usual black/white dial, there's a special color dial which i hope it's sick in real life when they announce the piece.

the titanium version is all brushed matte look
Thatís really good to hear! And congrats on the incoming :)

Two things Iím most curious about is if the bracelet has a decent taper and if the bezel is as thick as the original.

Iím not a fan of this bracelet as it makes the watch look more like a bracelet that tells time. There is almost no taper here. Especially if you compare it.
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Old 7 March 2023, 11:11 PM   #68
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Thatís really good to hear! And congrats on the incoming :)

Two things Iím most curious about is if the bracelet has a decent taper and if the bezel is as thick as the original.

Iím not a fan of this bracelet as it makes the watch look more like a bracelet that tells time. There is almost no taper here. Especially if you compare it.
probably have taper, they only show me the front view and side view.
didn't read into the specs, was ready to order the new colorway

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Old 7 March 2023, 11:12 PM   #69
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True, but no reason that couldn't happen here. In fact there used to be multiple sizes. Probably would have made sense to follow the RO/Skyline/Laureato logic in that regard: 36-38 and 41-42 options. There is a market for smaller.

I also lament the days where manufacturers enjoyed the challenge of seeing just how much could be packed into smaller cases. The Ingenieur was always somewhat of a technically advanced watch, so the ability to incorporate all of that into a 36mm case back in the day was a bit of a "flex" for IWC.
possibly in the future if the line does well but for this year, only 40/41 (either 1, couldn't recall the actual specs)
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it is imagine this
Great news... so after looong time IWC will have a watch that you can't buy entering any of theirs boutiques in the world... and they waited for so long for that...

And glad to see they totally retro-ed it... look what Vacheron did with 222... minor tweaks on legendary design...
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Old 8 March 2023, 02:00 AM   #71
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Great news... so after looong time IWC will have a watch that you can't buy entering any of theirs boutiques in the world... and they waited for so long for that...

And glad to see they totally retro-ed it... look what Vacheron did with 222... minor tweaks on legendary design...
yes, they already have pieces where you gotta be a client first before you're put into the real waiting list, at least here in singapore

the AMG F1 Pilot, Woodlands, Lake Tahoe, Mojave etc
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A little over a week and we will finally see it! Has anyone else got a sneak peek again in the mean time?

By the way, when searching I got this article on IWCís website:

https://www.iwc.com/nl/en/specials/gerald-genta.html

It said on Google it was added / changed less than 24 hours ago (so I donít know if this is old or new). The marketing has started.
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Old 18 March 2023, 08:10 PM   #73
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It’s coming. It better be good.
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Old 19 March 2023, 12:02 PM   #74
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Pretty excited that this could be actually happening. The 5-day IWC movement is quite nicely decorated, so I'm hoping this watch has a see-through caseback. That and IWC's quick change system would make this a must-buy for me.
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Old 19 March 2023, 01:11 PM   #75
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IWC at WW is having private virtual preview for some clients who has to sign NDA. I am not waking at 7 or 8am for the preview. Comes April the boutique for certain clients will have display on ipad about some upcoming products not shown on WW. Sorry not much can be said by me, as NDA is involved.

I am also equally excited as well.

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Old 19 March 2023, 04:20 PM   #76
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IWC at WW is having private virtual preview for some clients who has to sign NDA. I am not waking at 7 or 8am for the preview. Comes April the boutique for certain clients will have display on ipad about some upcoming products not shown on WW. Sorry not much can be said by me, as NDA is involved.

I am also equally excited as well.

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yeap. i have seen all the new upcoming pieces.
very solid releases
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is there a white dial variant? and would it be available at retail for new IWC clients?
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is there a white dial variant? and would it be available at retail for new IWC clients?
yes white, black, teal

new iwc client, depends if its super popular.
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teal
Really? They are going Tiffany dial straight from the get-go or is it more bright blue-ish?
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yeap. i have seen all the new upcoming pieces.
very solid releases
Nice! canít wait to see these
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Really? They are going Tiffany dial straight from the get-go or is it more bright blue-ish?
something like these but less green and lighter, definitely not tiffany (yucks) + the dial pattern shown above.
don't get too excited, it's definitely not exactly that, this is the closest i can show you guys.

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Nice! canít wait to see these
yes sir, it's been some time since we talked

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something like these but less green and lighter, definitely not tiffany (yucks) + the dial pattern shown above.

Sounds like Teal is the winner!
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Is this closer to the actual teal colour?



And is the dial smoked like the examples shown going from teal in the center to black on the sides?
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Is this closer to the actual teal colour?



And is the dial smoked like the examples shown going from teal in the center to black on the sides?
yes that's right, slightly darker than this, but that's based on the photos i see.
the actual product might differ
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yes that's right, slightly darker than this, but that's based on the photos i see.
the actual product might differ
Is the blue made out of titanium? If so, bead blasted or brushed/polished?

Are any of these limited edition? Hopefully not!

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yes that's right, slightly darker than this, but that's based on the photos i see.
the actual product might differ
Any indication of price for each model?
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yes that's right, slightly darker than this, but that's based on the photos i see.
the actual product might differ
what about the actual design of the watch? is it closer to the original design or the more modern/recent models?
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Any indication of price for each model?
couldn't recall the exact amount but should be around 11k swiss franc

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Is the blue made out of titanium? If so, bead blasted or brushed/polished?

Are any of these limited edition? Hopefully not!

:)
nope. they have 3 x steel (black, white, teal)
titanium - blasted (i think might be grey or blue, couldn't recall)

the movement should be caliber 32111 (5 days PR)

i don't think they are LE
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