IWC Aquatimer

Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau"

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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.

Highlights

  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • 44-hour power reserve
  • Day and date display
  • Water-resistant 30 bar
  • Diameter 44 mm

Price: $7,050

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AN EXPEDITION WITH “CAPTAIN” COUSTEAU

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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Details

  • Reference IW376805
  • Case Material stainless steel
  • Bracelet/Strap black rubber strap
  • Dial Colour blue
  • Jewels 25
  • Calibre 79320
  • Price $7,050
  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
  • Date and day display
  • Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant 30 bar
  • IWC bracelet quick-change system
  • Case height 17 mm
  • Diameter 44 mm

Watch Viewer

  • IW376805 Watch Front
  • IW376805 Watch Back

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