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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Blue Steel/Rubber 42mm - IW329005
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Black Steel/Rubber 42mm - IW329001
$4,319
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Titanium 42mm
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IWC Aquatimer iw3719-2 Titanium
$2,700
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Titanium 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
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$5,900
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European Watch Company
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Chronograph Stainless Steel IW376705
$6,799
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IWC Aquatimer Deep Two Steel 46mm Black No numerals United States of America, California, Cerritos
IWC Aquatimer Deep Two
$12,950
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Titanium 42mm Black United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
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$3,999
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 44mm White United States of America, Ohio, Mason
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 White 44mm IW3568-06 Rubber 3568
$2,699
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Alux Watches
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Blue No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic
$3,995
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238
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Aquatimer IW3231-01
$5,950
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491
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Titanium 46mm Black United States of America, Washington, Woodinville
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IWC IW358001 Aquatimer Automatic 2000
$5,525
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Grey United States of America, New York, Smithtown
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153
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,680
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Fine Watch Bank
56
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Titanium 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC IW329101 Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition Black Dial Strap
$8,270
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Master Luxury USA
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph 44mm Black United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC IW376803 Schaffhausen Aquatimer Chronograph Black Dial...
$5,480
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Silver United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
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$3,999
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Aquatimer
$4,500
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Grey United States of America, New York, Massapequa Park
IWC Aquatimer Jacques J.Y. Cousteau Day Date Chronograph 44mm...
$4,400
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
232
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Titanium 46mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Aquatimer 2000 IW3580-02
$6,450
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WatchBox
491
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, Lynbrook
IWC MINT IWC Aquatimer Automatic Black 42mm 3548 IW354807...
$2,694
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Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm White United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC Aquatimer 44mm Black Galapagos Islands Edition Chronograph...
$2,893
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
153
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Blue No numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Automatic
$4,450
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Kronopassion
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
IWC IW329002 Aquatimer Automatic Black Dial Stainless Steel
$5,325
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Master Luxury USA
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IWC Aquatimer Deep Two Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC Aquatimer Deep Two Diver's Watch IW354702 Retail $15,900
$10,700
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Titanium 44mm Black United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
IWC Aquatimer Split Minute Chronograph Titanium 44mm RARE...
$5,999
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 44mm Black United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000
$3,950
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, Massapequa Park
IWC MINT IWC Aquatimer Automatic Black 42mm 3548 IW354807...
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Titanium 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW3719-18
$3,450
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WatchBox
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 42mm Silver United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC Aquatimer Swiss Automatic Silver Dial Men Steel Watch...
$5,100
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 42mm Black United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Aquatimer IW3536-02 Watch with Stainless Steel Bracelet...
$4,400
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Crown & Caliber
299
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IWC Aquatimer Deep Two Steel 46mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
IWC Aquatimer Deep Two IW354702
$8,500
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Kronopassion
48
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "EXPEDITION JACQUES-YVES COUST
$5,909
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 45mm White United States of America, Texas, Austin
IWC : Aquatimer 2000 : IW356809 : Stainless Steel
$3,085
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Bernard Watch Co.
364
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, North Carolina, Winston Salem
IWC Aquatimer 42 Current version 5400 list HUGE Discount 100%...
$3,999
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LTW (Luxury Time Watches)
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Aquatimer
$4,150
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Tarrytown Jewelers
207
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black United States of America, New York, Lynbrook
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Black Yellow 44mm IW376702 3767 Auto...
$3,594
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Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW3719-28
$3,250
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491
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, California, Marina del Rey
IWC GST Aquatimer 2000 ref. 3536 Rare White Dial
$4,850
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Silver United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Aquatimer IW3290-04 Watch with Stainless Steel Bracelet...
$5,150
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Crown & Caliber
299
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
$6,250
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Kronopassion
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Black Steel/Rubber 44mm - IW376803
$5,399
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Bronze 44mm Black United States of America, Texas, Austin
IWC : Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Charles Darwin : ...
$6,485
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Bernard Watch Co.
364
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, Illinois, Chicago
IWC Aquatimer Automatic
$2,500
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Bronze 44mm Black United States of America, Florida, Miami
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Charles Darwin ...
$7,950
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Interwatches
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore, MD
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$3,039
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Titanium 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
IWC Aquatimer Split-Minute Chronograph IW3723-01
$5,950
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Aventura
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,900
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 42mm White United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Aquatimer IW3536-03 Watch with Leather Bracelet and...
$4,250
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Crown & Caliber
299
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph "Galapagos Islands" IW379502
$9,000
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Chrono Hour Passion
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Aquatimer IW329001 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
$3,850
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Gemma by WP Diamonds
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 44mm Blue United States of America, Texas, Austin
IWC : Aquatimer 'Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau' : IW329005...
$4,630
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Bernard Watch Co.
364
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black United States of America, Florida, Miami
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Black Dial Automatic Self Wind...
$5,440
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Interwatches
315
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Steel 42mm Black United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
IWC Aquatimer 2000 Iw353602 Stainless Steel
$3,947
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OCWG Inc.
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph 44mm United States of America, Pennsylvania, west chester
IWC I WC aquatimer chronograph
$4,495
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black No numerals United States of America, Florida, Aventura
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$9,400
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Titanium 42mm Black United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
IWC Aquatimer IW3719-03 Watch with Titanium Bracelet and...
$3,650
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Crown & Caliber
299
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 42mm Black No numerals United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel IW329001
$4,320
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Chrono Hour Passion
447
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel United States of America, California, San Mateo
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph White Steel/Leather 44mm - IW376801
$5,399
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WatchShopping.com Inc.
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 44mm Black United States of America, Arizona, Scottsdale
IWC IW376705 Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos, Steel
$5,250
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic Steel 44mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Aquatimer Collection Vintage Collection Aquatimer Steel...
$4,925
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Steel 45mm Black United States of America, Florida, Miami
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands Black...
$8,420
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Interwatches
315
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic United States of America, Colorado, Denver
IWC Aquatimer
$2,799
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The Watch Movement
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IWC Aquatimer: A Special Diving Watch

The Aquatimer is IWC's diving watch. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer offers the Aquatimer with a titanium or bronze case as well as a mechanical depth gauge. The timepiece functions perfectly in depths up to 2,000 m.

Highlights

  • Innovative rotating bezel SafeDive system
  • Stainless steel, gold, titanium, and bronze cases
  • Waterproof to 2,000 m
  • Depth gauge (Deep Three model)
  • Chronographs featured in the series

The SafeDive System

You can immediately recognize watches from the Aquatimer series by the look of their rotatable bezel, one of their most important features. It has multiple large indentations to improve the grip; the standard Aquatimer Automatic has 10 of these indentations. In this respect, the bezel is different than that of important competitors with ridged bezels, such as the Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, and Breitling Superocean. The ridges on the bezels of these diving watches fulfill the same purpose as the larger indentations on the Aquatimer's bezel, however, they create a different look and feel than those of the IWC.

IWC's bezel also functions a bit differently. The outer bezel is a bidirectional bezel. Technically, a full-fledged diving watch must have a unidirectional bezel that rotates counterclockwise. This way, divers can only accidentally shorten their dive time and not lengthen it. If the bezel was accidentally rotated right, then the diver risks using up all of their air too soon, as the watch would display an incorrect dive time. However, the Aquatimer doesn't pose that risk: The dive time is set via a second inner bezel, which is connected to the outer bezel in a clever way. The outer bezel can be freely rotated. However, it only causes the inner bezel to rotate when it's rotated left. When the outer bezel is rotated right, it doesn't affect the inner ring with its minute markers. IWC calls this system the IWC SafeDive System.

The standard Aquatimer model is the Aquatimer Automatic, which comes with a black or white dial. Its stainless steel case has a diameter of 42 mm, a thickness of 14 mm, and is waterproof to 300 m (30 bar). It's powered by the caliber 30120, which is based on the ETA 2892-A2. So, although the Aquatimer Automatic doesn't have an in-house caliber, the 2892-A2 does have a very good reputation amongst professionals. The ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse is the largest ébauche manufacturer worldwide. The IWC 30120 runs at 28,800 alternations per hour and has a 42-hour power reserve.

Waterproof to 2,000 m

The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is the high-performance watch in the series when it comes to depth. It's waterproof to 2,000 m, which is equal to a pressure of 200 bar. Even professional divers don't dive that deep; usually, they don't go deeper than 200 m, and recreational divers rarely ever reach 40 m.

Thus, the Aquatimer 2000 is primed for almost every underwater assignment. It doesn't, however, have a helium escape valve like Rolex's Sea Dweller models and some Omega Seamasters. However, helium escape valves are only necessary when professionals perform a special type of diving called saturation diving. In certain pressurized environments, divers breathe a special gas mix with a high proportion of helium for days, sometimes even weeks, at a time. The helium in this special mix can find its way into a watch. During the decompression process, the gas remains trapped in the watch and can damage it. Usually, the glass pops out. To avoid this, a helium escape value equalizes pressure. However, since this problem won't ever affect more than 99% of all people wearing diving watches, it's mostly just a fancy extra. There's no disadvantage to IWC having foregone a helium escape valve on the Aquatimer.

Mechanical Depth Gauge

The Aquatimer Deep Three has a feature that is much more useful than a helium escape valve: a depth gauge that functions to a maximum depth of 50 m. Here's how it works: Water pressure acts on a spring membrane through tiny holes in the pressure converter cover, where the depth gauge is located. This pushes a shaft towards the interior of the case, and the movement goes through a system of levers, shifting both gauge indicators. A blue hand indicates the current depth. The red hand serves as a marker for the dive's maximum depth. Pushing a button resets it to zero. The Deep Three is a large watch; its titanium case has a diameter of 46 mm. It is waterproof to 100 m, equal to a pressure of 10 bar.

Patina Cases

Another interesting version of the Aquatimer is the Expedition Charles Darwin model. It's named for the naturalist and evolutionary researcher Charles Darwin and his expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. This Aquatimer is a chronograph, a watch with an integrated stopwatch. It's powered by the in-house automatic caliber 89365 from the caliber family 89000, which is wound by the motion of the wearer's arm. Once fully wound, it has a power reserve of 68 hours. However, the real treat is the case made of bronze. The alloy is made mostly of copper, though some tin and aluminum is added. In the art world, bronze is often used for sculptures. Moreover, it's a coveted material for underwater use. Ship propellers are cast in bronze. Bronze Aquatimers develop a layer of patina that darkens over time - a characteristic trait of the alloy.

Buying Advice

Are you looking for a diving watch from a Swiss luxury brand that isn't Rolex? The Aquatimer is a great alternative, both visually and functionally, to more well-known watches like the Rolex Submariner and Omega Seamaster. This IWC watch is a bit of a hidden treasure.

You should be prepared to spend around 4,000 euros for a new stainless steel introductory model. The Aquatimer Chronograph is a bit more expensive, as is to be expected. New, it costs around 5,000 euros. The model meant for extreme depths, the Aquatimer 2000, costs 6,000 euros. Models with a gold case or the Deep Three (depth gauge and titanium case) cost over 12,000 euros.

The GST Aquatimer (reference number 3536), introduced in 1998, is a bit more affordable. This vintage watch in good condition costs around 4,000 euros. However, the vintage market for the Aquatimer is thinning, as IWC hasn't produced any diving watches under this name for around 20 years.

History of the Aquatimer

The Aquatimer is a latecomer amongst diving watches. IWC first premiered it in 1967. Rolex and Blancpain had already introduced the Submariner and Fifty Fathoms, respectively, in 1953. Omega and Breitling released their Seamaster 300 and Superocean, respectively, in 1957. Thus, the Schaffhausen-based company got into the diving watch scene comparatively late. However, they had an innovative rotating bezel system from the very beginning. The dive time scale wasn't located on a rotatable bezel, but rather behind glass on the edge of the dial. It could be turned via a second crown. The original Aquatimer can be identified by the reference number 812 AD, which was continued as 1812. Subsequent models have reference numbers 1816 and 1822. The waterproofness increased from 200 m (20 bar) to 300 m (30 bar) in later models.

When IWC began producing the Aquatimer in 1967, the company had already been in existence for 99 years. The American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones had founded the International Watch Company in 1868 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland He wanted to produce watches for cheap in Switzerland and then export them to the USA for profit. His business rapidly failed. In 1880, Johannes Rauschenbach took over the company. The Rauschenbach family lead the company for many decades and generations. After a few more management changes, the Richemont Group acquired IWC in 2000. The Swiss luxury goods concern also owns brands like Panerai and Cartier.