Schaffhausen IWC will usher in the ‘year of pilot watches’ in 2016, but the brand will still launch other new series of timepieces next year. Here are three new Aquatimers watches that IWC will release in 2016.
Aquatimer ‘La Cumbre Volcano’ Chronograph (IW379505)
This watch is named after a shield-shaped volcano on Fernandina Island (part of the Galapagos Islands) and is limited to 500 pieces. Schaffhausen IWC has established a special connection with the Galapagos Islands. This is not the first time that the brand has inspired a famous island and launched a special limited creation. This watch is equipped with IWC’s 89365 self-winding mechanical movement, equipped with an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), a flyback timing function, 68 hours power reserve, and a water resistance of 300 meters.
Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (IW358001)
The origin of this watch goes back to 1982. Ferdinand A. Porsche designed a diving watch specially designed for minesweepers. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is water-resistant to a staggering 2000 meters. Today, as a professional, practical and trustworthy device, this series of watches is well received by amateur and professional divers who are keen to challenge. The watch case is made of titanium and has a diameter of 46 mm. It is equipped with an 80110 self-winding mechanical movement that can provide 44 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), and the bottom of the watch is engraved with a deep sea diver pattern. The new yellow-black color combination is particularly eye-catching. The watch has a black rubber strap, which is very sporty.
Aquatimer Automatic ‘Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau’ Automatic Watch (IW329005)
This is Schaffhausen’s latest creation to pay tribute to French diving pioneers. Like the Galapagos Islands, IWC has a special connection with Cousteau. As a partner of the Cousteau Association, Schaffhausen IWC is dedicated to the restoration of the famous research ship Calypso in Cousteau. The watch case is made of stainless steel with a gorgeous dark blue dial, and the stainless steel case back is engraved with a bas-relief head of Costo’s iconic woolen cap. Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, an innovative inner and outer rotating bezel (SafeDive System), which can provide 42 hours of power reserve and a water resistance of 300 meters.