At SIHH 2016 haute horlogerie event, IWC Schaffhausen will unveil the Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” (Ref. IW329005), a new member to its series of special editions in honour of the French diving pioneer and oceanographer.
As a partner of the Cousteau Society, the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer contributes to the restoration of Cousteau’s famous research vessel, the Calypso, among other things. The watch has a stunning, deep blue dial and the design is unmistakably purist.
The engraving on the stainless steel case back shows “le Commandant” Jacques Yves Cousteau with his trademark beanie. Water-resistant to 30 bar, the timepiece has automatic winding and a power reserve of 42 hours. Features also include the mechanical external/internal rotating bezel, the SafeDive system and luminescent elements.
Model: Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau”
Central hacking seconds
In-house Calibre 30120 Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Power reserve: 42 h
Case, dial and strap
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 14 mm
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 30 bar
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
Black rubber strap, stainless-steel pin buckle
IWC bracelet quick-change system