From IWC, one the leading Swiss watch manufacturing company in the world comes one of their most sought-after watch collections. The Aquatimer is one of the sophisticated types of wristwatches that IWC produces. Made especially for the rugged environment that surrounds the activities of a diver, the Aquatimer has a lot of functionalities that will surely live to the expectations of its user, ensuring that a diver will be provided with the information that he needs from his diving watch.
The IWC Aquatimer is sure to leave a lasting impression to every watch admirer with an active lifestyle both for land or water. Its maritime aesthetics and state-of-the-art technology, surely guarantees that this model line of IWC Aquatimer watches are on top of the game when it comes to connections with the seas.
The Aquatimer models and their specifications
The Aquatimer Automatic has four variations:
o The IW329001 Aquatimer Automatic comes in a stainless steel case with a black dial, its strap is made of high-grade black rubber which comes with the patented-quick change system.
o The IW329002 Aquatimer Automatic comes with the same stainless steel case and black dial and the bracelet is also made of stainless steel.
o The IW329005 Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” comes with its crafted stainless steel casing with blue dial and black rubber strap with the patented quick-change system.
o The IW341001 Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Collectors Forum Watch” comes with a bronze case, black dial, and black rubber IWC patented quick-change system.
The Aquatimer automatic also features mechanical internal and external rotating bezel that comes with SafeDive system. It also has an automatic date display and the sapphire glass with convex shape with anti-reflective coating on both sides. All of the dials for these four variations are luminescent in the dark. It is water resistant up to 30 bars.
The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph has seven variations:
o The Aquatimer Chronograph IW376803 has chronograph functions with complete hours, minutes and seconds. It also has internal and external mechanical rotating bezel with SafeDive system. Comes with the day and date display and sapphire glass that are convex in shape with anti-reflective coating. Also comes with the patented quick-change bracelet system on its black rubber strap.
o The Aquatimer Chronograph IW376804 has the same features as the IW376803 only this variant comes with a stainless steel bracelet which is also equipped with a quick-change system.
o The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau IW376805 has almost the same features as the other chronograph variants, just a slight difference on the dial which in color blue
o The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands” IW379502 is one of the special edition variants of the chronograph series. It has chronograph function with minutes and seconds. Also has flyback function along with the other specification of chronograph variants with the small hacking seconds and black rubber strap with a quick-change system.
o The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” IW379503 comes in a bronze case with the automatic and self-winding function. Also one of the special edition variants of the chronograph series. Almost the same functionalities as the other chronograph variant.
o The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” IW379506 is also one of the special edition chronograph series that comes with a stainless steel casing. IWC manufactured movement and has almost the same functions as the other special editions.
o The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” IW379507 is the top-of-the-line from the chronograph series that comes in stainless steel with vulcanized rubber-coating casing. All the features of the other chronograph series are also available in this special edition variant which makes this a limited edition with only 1,000 pieces produced.
The Aquatimer Chronograph variants have 89365 Caliber with IWC manufactured movement that is automatic and self-winding. Its power reserve can last up to 68 hours and the water resistance can reach up to 30 bars.
The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” comes in Titanium casing and black dial with luminescence. It has a 30120 caliber that is automatic and self-winding. The power reserve can reach up to 42 hours. Its water resistance can reach up to 200 bars.
The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” IW 379403 is basically second to the most expensive in the Aquatimer product line. It comes with the signature Ceratanium case with 89802 Caliber and a power reserve of 68 hours.
The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is the most expensive among the Aquatimer line that comes with 18-carat gold/ titanium casing with blue dial. This edition is only limited to 50 pieces with its other state-of-the-art functionalities.
IWC Aquatimer prices start at about $4,000 for a stainless steel introductory model. Gold case models cost about $12,000 and more.