Remember that temperature fluctuations and external influences – due to solvents, cosmetics or dust, or caused by shocks, impacts or sudden movements – can fundamentally affect the watch’s water-resistance. Therefore, before engaging in activities that could be potentially damaging to your watch (team sports, high diving, etc.), you are advised to put it in a safe place. Please also bear in mind that not every strap or bracelet is suitable for use in or under water because of the materials used in its construction. Furthermore, with the exception of diver’s watches, the moving parts of the watch (crown, buttons, etc.) should not be operated under water. Before wearing the watch in or under water, you should also ensure that all moving parts are in the “off” position.
It should also be noted that the water-resistance of a watch is not a permanent characteristic. Seals and sealing systems in particular are subject to wear and tear and natural ageing. To care for your IWC watch, please read the operating instructions carefully. After use in or under water, your watch should be rinsed with clear, fresh and lukewarm water and then cleaned and dried. The watch’s water-resistance should be tested regularly, and at least annually, by an authorized IWC Official Agent.
Further instructions for care can be found in the corresponding operating instructions.
All the Aquatimer models feature an external/internal rotating bezel that is used to set dive times. The IWC SafeDive® system ensures that the internal rotating bezel can only be adjusted when the external bezel is rotated in an anticlockwise direction. As a result, even if the external bezel is accidentally moved, zero hour – the time at which the diver can return to the surface without the need for decompression stops – cannot be exceeded.
Further instructions can be found in the corresponding operating instructions.
IWC SafeDive® is a trademark of IWC Schaffhausen registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.