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Jan 28

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands

        During a centenary existence, IWC (International Watch Co) Schaffhausen earned a well established place among the elite of the Swiss fine horology due to its continual struggle of preserving unaltered its life-guiding principles and due to its dedication to continually innovate the old models therefore creating amazing timepieces defined by timeless refinement and mechanical excellence.

        In order to mark a privileged partnership with the thrilling world of temerarious divers who try to discover the hidden mysteries of the ocean’s depths the brand released, at SIHH 2009 a brand new innovative watch-line that makes a fine addition to the brand’s successful Aquatimer Diver’s Watch Family and a remarkable member of this collection is the remarkable IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands watch, created in collaboration with the Charles Darwin Foundation and it is aimed to raise public awareness about the fragile habitat of the Galapagos Islands.

        The timepiece features, just like the other watches of the collection a well proportioned robust case, measuring 44 mm in diameter, the case was manufactured from stainless steel and has received a matt black vulcanized rubber coating which confers it a sober bold appearance reminiscent of the balk volcanic rocks of the Galapagos Islands. The timepiece was also fitted with the innovative external rotating diving bezel that enhances the watch’s functionality and that can be operated more easily during the diving periods.

        At the heart of the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands watch beats the 79320 caliber precision movement that provides a power reserve of 44 hours. The watch features a sporty black dial highlighted by e white distinctive accents, also for better underwater visibility the timepiece’s hour markers and hour hands have received luminescent coating.

        The profound connection with the environmental cause they support is reveled in the timepieces’ case-backs that reveal the silhouette of a giant tortoise that is used as a symbolic image of the Galapagos Islands.

        The timepiece can withstand down to 400 meters underwater and up to 12-bar pressure being at the same time a reliable diver’s instrument but also an eye-pleasing sporty accessory designed to confer a special sense of individuality to a casual outfit; fitted with a matching stylish bracelet and interchangeable black rubber strap, the timepiece comes for a price of $6,500.00.

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