2015 has drawn to a close, which it usually means we can turn our eyes towards the watches that are being published for 2016. For the new year, IWC is extending their Aquatimer lineup that had a significant overhaul back in 2014 (hands on with people here). Obviously, these do not include some radical or major design changes, but IWC aquatimer chronograph replica watch guessed some fresh new looks were worthwhile. While new watches frequently will pull inspiration from (or pay homage to) areas, people, or previous models, the newest IWC Aquatimer models figure out how to cover all three of these bases.
The first of the models is the 44mm IWC Aquatimer Chronograph imitation watch Edition”La Cumbre Volcano” (Ref. IW379505). While I do not consider myself to be a”chronograph guy,” this one caught my eye as a result of A-Team color scheme used on it. Yeah, as a diver, this specific version may not be the most legible beneath water, but it’s very magnificent, with all the sharp blacked-out dial accented by the red on the inner bezel and handset. It joins the increasingly busy IWC Aquatimer Chronograph unique variations that tribute the Galapagos, Charles Darwin, and Cousteau (hands on here).
This particular IWC Aquatimer is yanking its title in the La Cumbra volcano on Fernadina island in the Galapagos. Why the Galapagos? IWC has been operating with the Charles Darwin Foundation to help keep the surroundings there. Just as the sources in those islands are somewhat restricted, this specific IWC Aquatimer galapagos replica watch is of a restricted nature as well, with just 500 bits of this rubber-coated watch being generated. A portion of profits will go to the Darwin Foundation to assist in their efforts.
On the other hand, if you’d like to do some extremely deep diving (300m water resistance to the IWC Aquatimer replica Watch Chronograph Edition”La Cumbre Volcano” looks a bit paltry, does it not?) , then the newest 46mm IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 (Ref. IW358001) in yellow and black is exactly what you desire. Yeah, that is right — this bad boy conveys a 2000m WR rating, and even though it is not a brand new watch (hands-on of this standard version here), the daring yellow makes this one stand out and also have an almost”radioactive” color palette.
Ultimately, we’re attracted to the IWC Aquatimer Automatic Edition”Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” (Ref. IW329005), which joins the above, existing IWC Aquatimer Chronograph in tributing Cousteau. This is much more compact than the IWC Aquatimer 2000, measuring in at 42mm (in steel) and just 14mm thick; the water resistance score drops back to 300m as well. Of the three new watches, I believe that this one is my favorite, given the striking shade of blue that’s used for its dial. Like with all the Darwin Foundation, no word is given as to what part of this watch’s proceeds go to the Cousteau Society — IWC aquatimer deep imitation watch is an active supporter of the base, helping with such things as restoring the Calypso. Be aware that this is not the first IWC Aquatimer honoring Cousteau, as there’s likewise an existing Chronograph version.
Much like all the other IWC Aquatimer versions, the IWC Aquatimer Automatic Edition”Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” features the exact same internal/external timing bezel, and total familial looks throughout the line. All three models also feature IWC-manufactured moves: the 89365 chrono, 80110 for the IWC Aquatimer 2000, and the 30120 for its IWC Aquatimer Cousteau imitation watch version. While I certainly have written up these new models with tongue firmly planted in my cheek, there’s absolutely no doubt that these new IWC Aquatimer versions are impressive machines to accompany you on a dip. And frankly, for me personally, there is only something rather fitting about German design and also a sport-oriented tool watch such as those divers that only seems to make sense. Cost for your IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition”La Cumbre Volcano” (Ref. IW379505) is $10,700, the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 ( Ref. IW329005) is $5,600. iwc.com