IWC makes a big splash with the new Aquatimer collection – it is its first comprehensive relaunch since 2009. Among the bounteous crop of new timepieces, the manufacture promises a perpetual calendar with the IWC signature digital date-month display (the first high complication Aquatimer model) and – surprise! – the new Aquatimer Deep Three. Other equally enthralling debutantes include the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 which continues IWC’s tradition of extreme depth dive watches, the bronze-cased Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” and the rubber-clad Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “50 Years of Science for Galapagos”.
Its titanium case and minimalist design are reminiscent of another iconic IWC model: the Ocean 2000 which was created by Ferdinand A. Porsche in 1982, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 adopts the gently rounded and recessed grips on the external bezel of Porsche’s earlier design. Despite the addition of a protective cover for the sliding clutch system connecting the external and internal rotating bezels (IWC SafeDive system) on the left side of the case, this timepiece retains an elegant, balanced aesthetic. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 features the rugged IWC-manufactured 80110 calibre with Pellaton winding system and, paired with a corrugated rubber strap, fits all wrist sizes with or without wetsuit.
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