Ferdinand A. Porsche designed the Aquatimer Ocean 2000 for IWC Schaffhausen back in 1982. With its avant-garde design, this extremely pressure-resistant diver’s watch was years ahead of its time. In celebration of the 35th birthday of this style icon, IWC is now releasing a 350-piece limited edition with a thickness of just 14.5 millimetres.
The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (Ref. IW329101) is the thinnest deep-sea diver’s watch in IWC’s collection. Despite the minimal case height, it functions reliably on dives of up to 2,000 metres (200 bars) – thanks to the new, improved shape of the titanium case.
The black dial, the white hands and indices coated with luminescent paint and the red tip of the seconds hand are inspired by the Ocean 2000 as well as the recessed grips on the rotating bezel and the lamellar-style rubber strap. A diver’s helmet for deep-sea divers is engraved on the back of the watch.
The heavy-hitter from the new-for-2017 collection is your Iwc Watches Melbourne Replica Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, a 45mm-wide and 17.5mm-thick slice in 18k red gold, dependent on what is really a impressive movement, the IWC Caliber 89800. Built on the exact same 89000 bases as the Chronograph Sport, this bit farther adds a perpetual calendar into the mixture, spiced up with digital indications for the date and month at 2 and 10 o’clock, respectively. A neat layout tweak is how the apertures are framed by what appear to be sub-dials — though the functionless tracks in their periphery may come across as a design no-no in the eyes of watch design purists.From the back, it will seem comparable to additional 89xxx chronographs, as the perpetual calendar’s module has naturally been fitted onto the dial side (otherwise, you’d have all the important screens and signs way below the plane of the dial, and of course that the chronograph bits book the rear of the movement anyhow). For the time being, it is offered in this variant using a silvery-white dial restricted to 100 pieces.This latest expansion of this round-again IWC Ingenieur set is a sensible move unless you’re among people who picked up a limited edition annually thinking that has been a rare opportunity. From the 40mm-wide automatics through the chronographs, these make for a solid core set while the perpetual calendar continues to impress that special movement. The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport very explicitly lacks colors (probably not to clash with the limited edition of 2016) rendering it more secure than exciting of a design. Costs for all of the different IWC Ingenieur testimonials and model variations, we’ll add as soon as IWC makes them available.
Automatic 2000 Edition « 35 Years Ocean 2000 » © IWC
When diving with compressed air, divers must always keep an eye on the time to make sure they don’t put themselves in danger by returning to the surface too quickly. On the Aquatimer watches from IWC, the dive time can be set using the rotating bezel for extra safety. The innovative SafeDive system ensures that the bezel can only be adjusted by turning it anticlockwise. So even if the bezel is accidentally moved, zero hour – the time at which the diver can return to the surface without the need for decompression stops – is never exceeded.
The automatic movement Calibre 30120 powers the hour-minute-second and date functions of the watch, and offers a 42-hour power reserve.
The rubber strap on this Aquatimer model can easily be replaced with another strap thanks to the quick-change system.