Last Sunday our friends in Europe set clocks back an hour, ending “Summer Time,” but here in New York we won’t be ending Daylight Saving Time until this Sunday, November 3rd. For now this means tracking the difference between timezones can require more than a little thinking and it would be easy enough to make a mistake on the fly. Enter the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium.
Whether or not time zones are in flux like this week, a second time zone can come in extremely handy. The Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium uses a straightforward display to keep track of a second time zone on a 24-hour scale that sits on the edge of the dial. The grey section for 6-18 indicates the daylight hours and the black from 18-6 tells you it’s night time. Doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?
To make things even easier, the Dual Time Titanium has a quick adjusting mechanism that lets you move the local time hour hand on the main display in one hour increments. When the plane lands, you can quickly adjust, leaving the 24-hour hand tracking the time back home. And if you’re going to be home for a while, you can either use the extra hand to track a city in which you have friends or family or let it function as a simple 24-hour display for your home time.
This watch obviously has to be one that is fit for traveling, or the complication doesn’t do much good. The 45mm titanium Ingenieur case is lightweight and easy to wear for a watch of its size. The rubber strap helps with this, conforming nicely to the wrist. The grey dial looks great against the titanium and isn’t a color you see all the time. It’s a little distinctive without being loud.
You can find all the details on the Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium here.
-HODINKEE for IWC Schaffhausen