IWC Galapagos Islands Watch to Support Charles Darwin Foundation

Nov 11, 2009
Nowadays, people are able to enjoy amazing flora and fauna all over the world. The extraordinary life, which exists in the ecosystem of the Galapagos archipelago, however, is considered to be beyond compare. This paradise on the earth has recently attracted a very small group of American and South American journalists, anxious to give a better coverage to the cooperation between IWC and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

In January, 2009, the IWC Watch Company officially involved in supporting the Charles Darwin Foundation, focusing its activity on preserving the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, which is threatened by invasive pests, animals and other non-indigenous species. Besides, the brand will render financial assistance to CDF, for the latter to carry out scientific research within the area of archipelago.

The IWC brand has always regarded the ocean and the earth as people’s common wealth. To accentuate this idea, the watchmaking house has developed an exceptional Galapagos Islands watch within its Aquatimer lineup. The part of the funds to be raised from the watch’s sale will serve the company’s noble purpose.

Intended for divers, the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Island watch comes with a matt black stainless steel case, measuring 44mm in diameter. With its surface protected by a black vulcanized rubber, the case embraces a black dial. The IWC watch case-back bears the engraving of the giant tortoise, the islands are notable for.

The model is animated by the self-winding 79320 caliber movement, which offers the functions of the chronograph. It is mounted on a black rubber strap. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Island is water-resistant down to 120 meters.

In the course of their trip through the Galapagos, the journalists were offered a perfect opportunity to wear the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands edition, as well as other Aquatimer timepieces while diving. Exploring the archipelago, both under water and on earth, they were impressed by the beauties of the plant and animal kingdom.

According to Mark Gardener, Director of Terrestrial Science, Foundation Charles Darwin, this five-year Floreana project will enable the major specialists to eliminate harmful invasive species and to enrich the island with such species as the mockingbird and tortoises, which unfortunately are not a part of its fauna any longer.

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