IWC Schaffhausen extends its Aquatimer collection with three new models. One of them is the new version of Aquatimer Automatic 2000 model. This newcomer pays homage to the original Aquatimer designed in 1982 by Ferdinand A. Porsche for IWC.
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (ref. IW358001) features some of the design clues, including the specific profile of its bezel and the hour indices. The new diver’s watch from IWC boasts amazing water resistance of 2,000 meters (about 660 feet).
The previous version of the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 ss is housed in a titanium case with a black dial and contrasting white accents, while the new variant features some flashy yellow lume substance on the hands, indexes and minute track. At the 3 o’clock position there is a small white-on-black date window.
The watch case sizes 46mm in diameter and 20.5mm in thickness. The case is shielded with a convex sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides.
The striking black-and-yellow combination from IWC is a serious tool intended for ambitious amateur and professional divers. The beating heart of the new dive watch is the in-house crafted caliber 80110 automatic movement that offers no less than 44 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The precise and reliable mechanism is built on 28 jewels and has an oscillating rate of 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz). This novelty boasts a mechanical external/internal rotating bezel and it is also equipped with the SafeDive bezel system.
The reverse side of the watch reveals the engraving of a deep-sea diver. The last, but not the least, the watch comes with the comfortable black rubber strap which complete the overall sporty look. The watch is also equipped with the IWC bracelet quick-change system which is a very useful feature for a diving watch.