Swiss luxury watch maker IWC Schaffhausen presents a special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch with production limited to 500 watches and a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller’s book of the same name. The limited Collector’s Edition TASCHEN book is signed by the photographer and presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage. Famed for his portraits of Hollywood stars, the American photographer travelled the globe to document shark species with an unprecedented degree of technical perfection.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” (Ref. IW379506) is limited to 500 watches. The engraving on the case back depicts a group of hammerhead sharks swimming. The distinctive grey dial was inspired by the colour of many sharks.
Enclosed in a stainless-steel case, the timepiece is driven by an IWC-manufactured 89365calibre. The chronograph is water-resistant to 30 bar and boasts a flyback function, a self-winding system and a power reserve of 68 hours. Dive times can be set using the mechanical external/internal rotating bezel. This trailblazing IWC development combines the excellent legibility of an internal rotating bezel with the ease of use of an external bezel. The IWC Safe Dive system ensures that the internal bezel can only be adjusted in an anticlockwise direction. Luminescent coatings on the dial, hands and the internal rotating bezel provide optimum legibility underwater.
This exclusive Aquatimer is supplied in a bundle with Michael Muller’s book “Sharks”. The American photographer is famous for his portraits of the world’s most elite actors, musicians and sports stars. But for the past decade, Muller has been concentrating on his work with sharks. He swims with the ocean predators without the usual protection of an iron cage, approaching them with a 1,200-watt underwater strobe lighting rig. As a result, he manages to portray them with the same technical perfection the he brings to his Hollywood studio shoots. His spectacular photographs have been collected and presented in an extra-large coffee-table book from the renowned publishing house TASCHEN. The volume is signed by the photographer and presented in a striking iron cage, guaranteed to protect against shark bites.
The “Sharks” bundle, comprising a limited-edition watch and a copy of the limited-edition book, is available to buy in IWC boutiques now.
Model: Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “SHARKS” Ref. IW379506
Limited to 500 watches
IWC-manufactured calibre 89365 Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 68 h
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds
Case, dial and strap
Glass Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Diameter 44 mm
Case height 17 mm
Water-resistant 30 bar
Mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with IWC Safe Dive system
Luminescent elements on hands, dial and internal rotating bezel
Black rubber strap, stainless-steel pin buckle
IWC bracelet quick-change system