populations in the Galapagos Marine Reserve,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. To raise awareness of the situation affecting sharks, IWC is now producing an exclusive themed special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” (Ref. IW379506) is limited to 500 watches. The engraving on the case back depicts a group of hammerhead sharks swimming. The distinctive 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 trailblazing IWC development combines the excellent 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 provide optimum legibility underwater.