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IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month: First In The Family

May 05, 2014 / World of Watches (WOW)

Fast becoming a signature complication of the Schaffhausen manufacture, the Calibre 89801 chronograph perpetual calendar with digital date and month display was first bequeathed to the IWC Da Vinci and then the Ingenieur. This year the movement found its way into the Aquatimer, resulting in the collection’s first grande complication model since its inception in […]

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 – The Extremist

May 05, 2014 / World of Watches (WOW)

Realistically speaking, a 2,000m depth rating is completely unnecessary. On average, recreational divers rarely go beyond 30m while commercial divers might hit 50m. Naturally, there are explorers who would venture down to 100m or more, but they’re by no means the majority. So why would anyone wear a dive watch capable of such extreme depths? […]

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three: Form Meets Function

May 05, 2014 / World of Watches (WOW)

  As far as dive watches go, the triumvirate of reliability, comfort and functionality is all that matters. Very rarely does one come across a dive watch – or any piece of dive equipment, really – that stresses on aesthetics. But that doesn’t mean dive equipment tends to be useful but ugly. Far from it, […]

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Charles Darwin – Constantly Evolving

May 05, 2014 / World of Watches (WOW)

  Given how well bronze stands up against saltwater corrosion, it’s a shame more brands didn’t adopt it as the material for their nautical models. Understandably, it’s heftier than steel and less prestigious than gold, thus only very few watch companies have truly embraced it. With the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Charles Darwin, IWC has […]

2014 Premiere: The New IWC Aquatimers

Jan 02, 2014 / World of Watches (WOW)

  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. […]

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