Even though IWC’s pilot’s watches get the majority of the attention, don’t forget that the manufacturer makes some pretty significant dive watches too. The Aquatimer versions are severe tool watches that don’t mess around just one piece — to which our own Jack can firmly attest. For the 35th anniversary of the original Ocean 2000, IWC aquatimer 2000 titanium replica watch has made a modern tank of a dive watch which combines some of that very first model’s styling with a totally new slimmed-down event design. To mepersonally, this is definitely the most interesting dive watch IWC has generated in a very long time.
I won’t spend too much time on the backstory of the Ocean 2000 and the various divers that IWC aquatimer 2000 yellow imitation watch has created over time — that’s a story for another time — but I’ll say that the original was dreamed up by Ferdinand A. Porsche (yes, who Porsche) back in 1982. That’s some pretty serious layout provenance, and it is that watch which in fact functions as the inspiration for the whole modern Aquatimer collection. I have to say that with this particular model I think IWC aquatimer 2000 automatic titan 3538-03 replica watch has done a good job paying homage without outright copying Mr. Porsche’s iconic layout also.
What we’ve got here is a watch that functionally is right on par with the present IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 replica Watch. It has the combination internal/external SafeDive bezel method for time dives, it has a titanium case to keep weight to a minimum, and it certainly shows the time with broad, luminous hands from a dark black dial. Just, the profile is totally different. Rather than the case measuring 48.4millimeter x 20.9mm, this watch’s case comes in at just 42mm x 14.5mm and it’s still completely water resistant to 2,000 meters. Therefore, while it can do anything the Automatic 2000 can perform, this is a much more wearable watch at a dimension that will not look out of place if you are more inclined to be wearing it to the office or the shore than on a saturation diving mission.
For a point of comparison, the mainline IWC aquatimer 2000 bracelet imitation watch comes at at 42mm x 14.2mm, therefore that this watch is merely .3mm thicker and you get an extra 1,700 meters of water resistance. That is some pretty significant technology right there. Speaking personally, I also think that the warm color of these titanium pairs really nicely with the black, black, black, and red flow here, making it the most attractive of the modern Aquatimers too.
The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition”35 Years Ocean 2000″ is a limited edition of 350 pieces using a retail cost of $7,400. For much more on this particular watch, see IWC online.