IWC: Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks”15 December 2016
Protecting endangered species is one of the key themes in IWC’s commitment to environmental issues. That is why, since 2009, IWC have also been working intensively with the Charles Darwin Foundation as it campaigns for various causes such as the preservation of the shark populations. To raise awareness of the situation affecting sharks, IWC is now producing an exclusive themed special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is limited to 500 watches. The engraving on the case back depicts a group of hammerhead sharks swimming. The distinctive grey dial was inspired by the colour of many sharks. Enclosed in a stainless-steel case, the timepiece is driven by an IWC manufactured 89365 calibre. The chronograph is water-resistant to 30 bar and boasts a flyback function, a self-winding system and a power reserve of 68 hours. Dive times can be set using the mechanical external/internal rotating bezel. This trailblazing IWC development combines the excellent legibility of an internal rotating bezel with the ease of use of an external bezel. The IWC SafeDive system ensures that the internal bezel can only be adjusted in an anticlockwise direction. Luminescent coatings on the dial, hands and the internal rotating bezel provide optimum legibility under-water.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller’s “American photographer famous for his portraits of the world’s most elite actors, musicians and sports stars“ book of the same name. The limited Collector’s Edition book is signed by the photographer and presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage.