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.
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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