Pre-SIHH 2016: IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000

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There’s an embarrassment of excellent new divers coming to market right now, and IWC have jumped right in and announced the addition of three new additions to its well regarded diver’s watch family. One of these is the Aquatimer Automatic 2000(Ref. IW358001), so called because it is water resistant to 2000 meters.

IWC’s Aquatimer Automatic 2000 for 2016 comes with yellow hands and numerals and a black dial. The ori­gins of this timepiece go all the way back to 1982 with a watch designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche for mine clear­ance divers. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is intended for the ambitious amateur and professional divers alike.

It’s powered by an IWC-manufactured 80110-caliber movement with automatic winding and a 44-hour power reserve. Like other watches in the IWC portfolio the watch features a mechanical external/internal rotating bezel, the SafeDive system and luminescent elements. The movement is housed in a 46mm titanium case. The engraving of a deep-sea diver on the case back and the black rubber strap com­plete the sporty appeal of the watch.

Specifications

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FEATURES

  • Mechanical movement
  • Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
  • Date display
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
  • Screw-in crown
  • Back engraving
  • IWC bracelet quick-change system

MOVEMENT

  • In-house: calibre 80110
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 28
  • Power reserve: 44 h
  • Winding: Automatic

WATCH

  • Materials: Titanium case, black dial, black rubber strap, titanium pin buckle
  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 200 bar
  • Diameter: 46 mm
  • Height: 20.5 mm

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