IWC takes the plunge with special edition Aquatimer

IW379506 Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” IN STAINLESS STEEL WITH BLACK RUBBER STRAP Limited edition of 500 watches ∙ Mechanical chronograph movement ∙ Self-winding ∙ IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre ∙ 68-hour power reserve when fully wound ∙ Mechanical external / internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system ∙ Date display ∙ Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds ∙ Flyback function ∙ Small hacking seconds ∙ Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel ∙ Screw-in crown ∙ Sapphire glass, convex, antireflectivecoating on both sides ∙ Water-resistant 30 bar ∙ IWC bracelet quick-change system ∙ Case height 17 mm ∙ Diameter 44 mm

IWC Schaffhausen has created a special edition of the Aquatimer diver’s watch with production limited to 500 watches and a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back.

To raise awareness of the situation affecting sharks, IWC is producing the exclusive themed special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch.

The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” (Ref. IW379506) has an engraving on the case back, depicting a group of hammerhead sharks swimming. The 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 IWC development combines the 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 aim to provide optimum legibility underwater.

“Protecting endangered species is one of the key themes in IWC’s commitment to environmental issues. That is why, since 2009, we have also been working intensively with the Charles Darwin Foundation as it campaigns for various causes such as the preservation of the shark populations in the Galapagos Marine Reserve,” explained Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller’s book of the same name. The limited Collector’s Edition Taschen book is signed by the photographer and presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage.

Famed for his portraits of Hollywood stars, the American photographer travelled the globe to document shark species with an unprecedented degree of technical perfection.

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