New IWC Aquatimer Watches
IWC Aquatimer Watches for Sale
Introduction to IWC Aquatimer
IWC’s first real diver’s watch, the Aquatimer is a legendary timepiece adorned with two crowns, one to control the time and the other for an internal dive scale bezel. Today’s model is influenced heavily by the original version released way back at Basel in 1967. These days, IWC continue to manufacture the Aquatimer to great fanfare. The modern day version comes in four separate styles and retains much of the original features that made it such a classic.
For example, the dial is pure vintage flair, equipped with an internal bezel to boot. Except today this is controlled with an external bezel to match, a unique complication that adds some real clout to the modern day IWC. It’s no wonder the technology, known as SafeDive, has been patented by the Swiss watch giant. Indeed, this patented SafeDive bezel with internal and external components moving as one, makes the Aquatimer a truly excellent tool timepiece for divers, rather simply a good one.
Although similar to the original diver’s watch created by IWC, the modern Aquatimer features elements on its dial including indexes and hour markers. In addition, all dial features come with high luminescence, as one would expect for a luxury diver’s watch. The dial itself has two colour options, either black or silver plated. Both are stunning and it is a testament to this watch’s design that buyers find it notoriously tough to choose between the two. The case itself is 42 mm wide and 14 mm thick, making the Aquatimer the most petite of all the IWC diver’s watches. Sapphire crystal is the standard material for the face glass, keeping the complex inner components safe from salt water and other nasties.
IWC Aquatimer Movement
Powered by a calibre 30120 movement that’s self winding with a mighty 42 hour power reserve, the Aquatimer has a date display as well as an added hacking element at the centre. The most modern version of the IWC Aquatimer comes on a black rubber bracelet or, for slightly more, customers can choose a stainless steel bracelet. IWC’s quick change system allows owners to change the watch onto different bracelet without the use of a tool. This is an ideal function for those diving by day and, just maybe, dining by night.
When, in 2017, IWC launched the now highly famous Aquatimer Perpetual Timer Digital Date - Month Edition 50 Years, a new chapter in this thrilling tale was written. To celebrate fifty years since the release of the 1967 Aquatimer Reference 812, IWC released what is the world’s first watch to have a case constructed entirely from Ceratanium, a material boasting the lightness of titanium and the hardness of ceramic.