Pre-SIHH 2O16: IWC Schaffhausen launches three new Aquatimer models

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IWC has been busy preparing for SIHH 2016 with no less than three new models to add to their well-regarded Aquatimer collection, which was last overhauled in 2014 with a limited edition chronograph. There’s a new colorway for the Automatic 2000 and a special edition in tribute to the ground breaking conservationist and explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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Just 500 pieces of the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘La Cumbre Volcano’ will be produced in black and red. The Flyback Chronograph is water resistant to 300m and dedicated to a volcano in the Galapagos Islands. The automatic watch also has a power reserve of 68 hours and uses IWC’s internal/external rotating bezel concept.

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A new variation of the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 features yellow hands and markings on a black dial for maximum legibility. The automatic model is water resistant to 2000m. The movement has a 44-hour power reserve and the same internal/external rotating bezel system.

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HANDOUT - Diving adventurer and prizewinning underwater film-maker Jacques Cousteau, seen here on the back engraving of the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition 'Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau' (Ref. IW376805) from IWC Schaffhausen, travelled to the remote Galapagos Islands in 1971 to study the life of the marine iguanas. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC)

Making perhaps the biggest splash though is IWC’s tribute to diver Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The Aquatimer Automatic Edition ‘Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau’ displays the classical pairing of stainless steel with a deep blue dial. Water resistant to 300m with a 42-hour power reserve and IWC’s internal/external rotating bezel system, turn the watch over and there’s a relief image of Cousteau on the case back.

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