A BRIGHT DATE. IWC’s Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is today’s crème de la crème of date-precise timepieces.
Its highlighted tour de force happens to be the three semi-transparent totalizers sitting at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, respectively. These are to indicate the date, month and the leap year – which counts in the additional of February 29 in the fourth year. That said, there won’t be any need for you to adjust the date until the year 2100, hence “Perpetual” in the name. While the watch’s seconds counter sits at 6 o’clock, the chronograph hours and minutes are stylized like an analogue watch at 12 o’clock. Equally fascinating is the material used for this dashing Ingenieur, comprising titanium aluminide and zirconium oxide – something that Formula One cars typically use.