IWC Aquatimers coming at SIHH 2014
December 31, 2013
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000
IWC will launch an entirely redesigned lineup of Aquatimers next month at SIHH 2014. There will be more models with in-house movements, as well as more complicated models, such as a Perpetual Calendar with Digital Date-Month (in a 49 mm case). There is a also a limited edition diver called the Aquatimer Chronograph Charles Darwin (in a bronze case). The deep diver in the collection, the Aquatimer 2000, is capable of depths down to 2,000 meters, and comes with an in-house caliber 80110 which utilizes the same gear train as a Valjoux 7750.
The most notable of the new models, though, is the new Aquatimer “Deep Three” — which has a mechanical depth gauge that operates down to 50 meters.
Furthermore, according to SJX “The key feature of the new Aquatimer is the newly developed, hybrid internal-external rotating bezel. Like all dive bezels, this turns only anticlockwise, moving in increments of one minute.” Basically, an externally notched bezel is linked via a sliding clutch to the inner dive bezel. Turning the outside bezel simultaneously turns the inner bezel.