The rubber coating is applied in a complex vulcanization process and gives the watch an attractive look and feel of its own. This model is fitted with the reliable IWC-manufactured 89365-calibre movement and comes equipped with all the features that make the Aquatimer Chronographs so attractive for expeditions on land and underwater: external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system, integrated flyback function, water-resistance to 30 bar and Super-LumiNova®* luminescent coating.
*IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Super-LumiNova® trademark.
Stainless steel with vulcanized rubber-coating case
Screw in crown
Water resistance 30 bar
68 hours Power Reserve
Chronograph function with minutes and seconds
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
IWC bracelet quick-change system
Small hacking seconds
Black dial with luminescence
Black rubber strap with IWC-patented quick-change system
Coastal landscapes with black volcanic rock, scorched hillsides covered with cactuses and holy wood trees, mountain peaks shrouded in mist – the breathtaking landscape of the Galapagos Islands leaves visitors spellbound. The unique flora and fauna on the volcanic archipelago situated around 1,000 kilometres from the coast of Ecuador has developed over the past 4 million years. Many of the unique species known as “endemic”, such as giant tortoises, Darwin’s finches and marine iguanas are not found anywhere else on earth. However, human settlement, the introduction of foreign species and overfishing are posing a serious threat to this fragile ecosystem. The Charles Darwin Foundation, founded in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and the IUCN, is committed to the protection of the islands through its continuous research and educational work in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate and many other national and international institutions. IWC Schaffhausen has been a partner of the foundation since 2009, supporting the work of over 100 researchers, students and volunteers with a share of the proceeds from the sale of special edition Aquatimer watches.
Calibre Family 89000
The 89000-calibre family includes powerful chronograph movements with flyback function, which are used, for example, for the big digital date and month displays or for watches that display stopped hours and minutes on a subdial.