Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "50 Years Science for Galapagos"
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin"
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau"
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Galapagos Islands"
Aquatimer Automatic 2000
With Jacques Cousteau, IWC Schaffhausen shares not only a technological pioneering spirit and passion for perfection, but also the commitment to an intact environment worth living in. The "Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau" commemorates the fantastic voyage of discovery to the Galapagos archipelago undertaken by the champion of the oceans in 1971.
The "Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau" in stainless steel is water-resistant to 30 bar and technically identical to the Aquatimer Chronograph.
The chronograph makes the watch an invaluable backup system during dives: as a means of measuring decompression stops, for instance.
Film-maker Jacques Cousteau travelled to the Galapagos Islands in 1971 to make his world-famous TV series, "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau".
The back engraving shows "Le Commandant", as Jacques Cousteau was also known, with his hallmark wool beanie.
The sea-blue dial and the small coral-red seconds hand acknowledge Cousteau's passion for coral reefs.
Scuba diving pioneer, researcher and film-maker Jacques Cousteau once called the Galapagos Islands the world’s last natural sanctuary. He travelled to the archipelago in the early 1970s for his legendary TV series “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”, while his film “The Dragons of Galapagos” familiarized millions of viewers with the mysterious marine iguana. In 1973, he founded the Cousteau Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting maritime life. IWC has been a partner of the Cousteau Society since 2004 and has supported the organization in its work to set up marine conservation zones. This is considered to be one of the most effective methods of protecting the fragile underwater world from over-fishing, poaching and environmental destruction. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” with its traditionally blue dial is already the sixth special edition to bear the name of the famous Frenchman. Identical to the Aquatimer Chronograph in construction, it boasts all the features of a diver’s watch designed for expedition use. The engraving on the back of the cover shows “le Commandant” with his trademark red woollen beanie. Part of the proceeds from every sale goes directly to the Cousteau Society and helps fulfil the legacy of the committed environmentalist.
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