IWC presents us, in anticipation of the novelties reserved for the already very close 2016 edition of SIHH, three new pieces corresponding to its Aquatimer Collection, all based on some of the renewed models that were presented during the 2014 edition Of the geneva hall. It is well known by fans of the Haute Horlogerie that Schaffhausen’s manufacturing practice of completely renovating some of its collections coinciding with the SIHH. Thus, in 2012 was the collection of replica watches of Aviador, in 2013 the Ingenieur, in 2014 the Aquatimer and, lastly, in 2015 the Portugieser. It is for this reason that I tend to think that nothing will have to do with the models chosen as great novelties of the room with these advances. We’ll know in more than a month.
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “La Cumbre Volcano”
This watch takes as reference the Replica IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” launched in 2014. Thus, changing the innovative bronze of the case of its predecessor, the new model uses the steel coated in matte rubber maintaining the dimensions of 44 mm in diameter By 17 of height and an excellent estanqueidad of 30 bar.
It also remains intact the heart of the swiss replica watch that repeats caliber with the automatic reference movement 89365, a chronograph with flyback function that delivers a power reserve of 68 hours beating at a frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and that allows Bring the hour and minute indications to the dial accompanied by the chronograph jogger in central layout, a 3-way window, a small second hand at 6 o’clock and a 60-minute counter for the chronograph at 12 o’clock.
The new Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “La Cumbre Volcano” will be produced in a Limited Edition to 30 units with a recommended retail price of € 10,600 – part of which goes to the Charles Darwin Foundation – and is dedicated to the volcano “La Cumbre” Located on Fernandina Island. The engraving of the bottom of the box represents the erupting volcano.
Aquatimer Automatic 2000.
It is a variation of the Automatic 2000 presented in 2014. Everything remains the same, with the case of 46 mm diameter and 20.5 mm height manufactured in titanium reaching the spectacular tightness of 200 bar (2000 m) and housing the caliber of Automatic reassembly 80110 with a power reserve of 44 hours and a frequency of oscillation of the regulating organ of 4 Hz. The differences with the previous model we find them in the color of the needles and the hourly indexes that substitute the blue green for a yellow of Golden hue The recommended retail price for this model will be € 9,550.
Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jaques-Yves Cousteau”.
This replica watch is based on the Replica IWC Aquatimer Automatic of 2014. On this occasion the color chosen for the dial is a dark blue attractive while the indications remain in what responds to a three needles completed by a dated window at 3 o’clock. Maintains the steel in the manufacture of the box of 42 mm in diameter by 14 of thickness with a watertightness of 30 bar, as well as the movement of automatic reassembling 30120 beating to 4 Hz in its interior and delivering a power reserve of 42 hours. The recommended retail price is € 5,550.