Schaffhausen, 9 December 2016 – IWC Schaffhausen has produced a special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch with production limited to 500 watches and a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller’s book of the same name. The limited Collector’s Edition TASCHEN book is signed by the photographer and presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage. Famed for his portraits of Hollywood stars, the American photographer travelled the globe to document shark species with an unprecedented degree of technical perfection.
Today, increasing numbers of shark species are facing extinction. More than 100 million sharks are caught every year whilst continued overfishing depletes their nutritional resources. “Protecting endangered species is one of the key themes in IWC’s commitment to environmental issues.
That is why, since 2009, we have also been working intensively with the Charles Darwin Foundation as it campaigns for various causes such as the preservation of the shark 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.
|Features||:||Mechanical chronograph movement |
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with IWC SafeDive system
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
IWC bracelet quick-change system
Limited to 500 watches
|Movement||:||IWC-manufactured calibre 89365|
|Frequency||:||28,800 A/h / 4 Hz|
|Power reserve||:||68 h|
|Glass||:||Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides|
|Case height||:||17 mm|
|Buckle||:||Stainless-steel pin buckle|