IWIW379503-Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin”

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IW379503

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Bronze case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 44.0 mm.

Made in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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IW379503 Specifications

case

case

  • Bronze case
  • Diameter 44.0 mm
  • Height 16.9 mm
  • Screw in crown
  • Water resistance 30 bar

Movement

Movement

  • 89365 Calibre
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • 68 hours Power Reserve
  • Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)
  • 294 Components
  • 35 Jewels
  • Côtes de Genève, perlage

Features

Features

  • Chronograph function with minutes and seconds
  • Flyback function
  • Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
  • Date display
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • IWC bracelet quick-change system
  • Small hacking seconds

dial

dial

  • Black dial with luminescence

Strap

Strap

  • Black rubber strap with IWC-patented quick-change system
  • Strap width 22 mm

The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” Story

The choice of bronze for the case pays homage to the well-known ship, HMS Beagle, that carried Charles Darwin on his expedition to the Galapagos Islands. In those days, bronze – which is non-corrosive – was used for portholes, fittings and nautical instruments. Depending on the use to which it is put, bronze develops a patina in the course of time and darkens in colour, giving the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” its own unmistakable character. The bronze tone recurs in the luminescent material on the hands, indices and quarter-hour scale on the internal rotating bezel. Equipped with the IWC-manufactured 89365 movement, rubber-coated push-buttons, the SafeDive system and water-resistance to 30 bar, this special edition is ideal for expeditions in this day and age both on land and underwater. The engraving on the back is an expressive portrait of Darwin, whose revolutionary theory of evolution changed our way of thinking for ever.

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.

Variations

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Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin”

Bronze case Black dial Black rubber strap with IWC-patented quick-change system

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