Time to Dive

Several watchmakers presented an array of impressive divers’ watches this year, but IWC stood apart with a dramatic expansion of its Aquatimer range, which was introduced in 1967. The new family of Aquatimers has been upsized to 44mm, with the exception of the Deep Two ($15,900 with stainless steel bracelet; $14,900 with rubber strap), which measures 46mm, and feature-s a mechanical depth gauge that calculates depths to 50 meters.

A certified CO2-neutral enterprise, IWC walks the walk in its commitment to supporting environmental causes, including the upcoming Plastiki Expedition and the nonprofit Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), which works to protect the Galapagos archipelago that is so rich in rare animal species.

The new Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands ($6,500) is a black-and-white version of the Aquatimer Chronograph, which has also been upsized and outfitted in sharp new colors. A new red-gold fly-back chronograph ($19,900) is the first Aquatimer equipped with IWC’s 89360 caliber, which was completely developed and built in-house. (800.432.9330, www.iwc.com)

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Photo by Didier Gourdon
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