IWC Schaffhausen Unveils New Aquatimer Watch Collection

Jan 28, 2009
IWC Schaffhausen has enlarged its iconic Aquatimer family of diverís watches with a collection of new models. The recreated timepieces are bold from both technical and aesthetical point of view. The new collection has just been unveiled at SIHH 2009.

The new technically impressive IWC Aquatimer watches are united by some common features, including the following:
  • a 44mm-in-diameter case (except for the Aquatimer Deep Two),

  • original color combinations for the dial, hands and indicators,

  • an easy bracelet-replacement system that requires no tools,

  • an externally-located unidirectional rotating bezel (that can be comfortably rotated even when wearing gloves and only anti-clockwise for safety reasons).

The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 watch boasts remarkable water-resistance: as suggested by its name, it is 2000-meter water-resistant. The black dial of the watch is framed by a black external rotating bezel with the distinctive luminous 15-minute segment in yellow. The same color is used for the minute hand indicating the dive time.

The brand has also created another variation of the model that features a white dial with orange or white numerals presented on a white or dark blue rotating bezel. One more distinction is an orange hour hand.

The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 watch is equipped with the 30110 calibre automatic movement. The timepiece is presented on either a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap.

The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph watch demonstrates a stainless steel case coupled with either a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap. The watch has been conceived with two different dial variations: in the Aquatimer family familiar colors of black and yellow, or in the eye-catching color combination of blue and coral red.

The timepiece is 120-meter water-resistant. It is powered by the 79320 calibre chronograph movement that allows to keep track of aggregate times up to 12 hours. One more advantage is the date and day of the week display.

The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph in red gold watch fascinates by its aesthetic and technical characteristics. The diverís watch accommodates the IWC manufactured 89360 calibre. The chronograph movement is special for its flyback function, as well as the two-hand display of the long stop times on one inner dial.

The movement, based on the manufactureís exclusive double-pawl automatic winding mechanism, currently represents one of the most innovative mechanical movements that incorporate a stop function. It can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
The IWC diverís watch is 120-meter water-resistant. Its red gold case is coupled with a black rubber strap.

The IWC Aquatimer Deep Two watch incorporates a mechanical depth gauge and is 120-meter water-resistant. The timepiece displays not only the actual dive depth, but also the maximum depth the watch-wearer reached during a particular dive.

The IWC diverís watch has a semi-circular indicator on the dial, recording depths down to 50 meters, with the pressure measurement system incorporated by the second large crown positioned on the left side of the case. The water pressure influences directly a membrane found inside the crown and forces a pin into the caseís interior part and this movement activates a lever mechanism that is linked to the measurement hands.

The semi-circular slot in the dial allows to see the handsí tips moving over the indicator scale. The hands are actually led around the movement, representing a unique solution, eliminating the need for the path of the arbors to pass through the movement. The blue depth indicator moves over the white semi-circular measuring field, indicating the increasing or decreasing water depth.

The red maximum depth indicator constantly stays at the biggest depth reached. To release the indicator, it is necessary to press the button found underneath the depth-gauge sensor crown on the left side of the case.

The IWC Aquatimer Deep Two watch has a 46-mm-in-diameter case in stainless steel, the only model created in this size in the collection. The timepiece goes on a bracelet or a rubber dive strap.

The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands watch accommodates the 79320 calibre precision movement. The black dial is completed with distinctively contrasting white indications.

The case of the IWC watch is crafted in matt black stainless steel and is fully coated with vulcanized rubber. It goes on a black rubber strap.

The IWC watch pays tribute to a remarkable collaboration between the watchmaking company and the Charles Darwin Foundation with its presence on the Galapagos Islands.

Enjoy a fine selection of stylish and functional IWC watches:

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