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This is an IWC Aquatimer 3538, which is no longer made. It has an all-titanium case, with thick sapphire crystal, that gives it the incredible water resistance down 2000 meters (6,666 feet). Because IWC believes in proper engineering, it acheives this depth rating without the need for a HRV. They also built it to withstand 60 atmospheres of negative pressure! It has a signed screw-down crown at 2 o'clock to set the time and quick-set date (at 3), and a self-sealing crown at 4 to operate the internal timer bezel. The bezel clicks solidly in minute intervals, unidirectionally, and is smooth as silk. The first 15 minutes of it are coated in luminous SLN, as are the clean handset. The matte black dial has SLN hour markers. Everything glows nicely all night long. The heart of the watch is its automatic movement. It is based on a ETA 2428-2, but has been so extensively re-worked and upgraded that IWC calls it a Cal. 30333. This particular watch is keeping time less than three seconds a day vs NIST. It comes on the fantastic IWC all titanium bracelet, which can be adjusted in seconds without special tools (two toothpicks work fine). It is a very stout watch that feels light on the wrist due to the ti construction, measuring about 42mm across. These listed for $5200 new, since the bracelet is a $1200 upgrade. It is not mint, although the pics taken today barely show a mark. With just several teeny marks on the edge of the outer bezel, and a few very light scuffs on the bracelet, I'd rate it TZ Excellent at 93%. The crystal and crowns are mint, as is the dial, handset, and internal bezel. Comes with all the boxes and papers (including the outer shipping box from IWC with serial number). The Aquatimer is one of the best dive watches in existence - it will not disappoint!
Asking $3200 shipped Express









 
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