IWC Aquatimer Automated - A Dive Watch Taken to the Next Degree

By: Kroykine Smith


Marking Jacques-Yves Cousteau's 100th birthday, IWC Watches honored the world-renowned oceanographer with the Tag Heuer Carrera Aquatimer Chronograph Version watch. The 20th century has not seen anyone who has influenced and promoted ocean research like he did. In association using the Cousteau Society, IWC Schaffhausen has been a sponsor and a partner to get a lengthy time and proudly dedicates this special fifth version timepiece to "Le Commandant" on this important anniversary named the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

Calibre 79320 with 28,800 beats per hour and 25 jewels, this timepiece has an energy reserve of 44 hours with automatic winding. The 44mm situation is produced from stainless-steel by having an an one-way anti-clockwise external rotating bezel for safety even with gloves on, mechanical chronograph motion and a day and date display may be found at three o'clock. The sub-dials can be found at 12, six and 9 o'clock. The dial has white indices for substantial contrast presenting uncomplicated visibility and blue totalizers. It capabilities minor hacking seconds and a quick-change bracelet system. The situation back again has an engraving of Jacques-Yves Cousteau using the words "A Tribute to Omega Speedmaster J.Y. Cousteau 1910-2010".

Protecting the slate colored dial is actually a convex crystal sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides. The 4mm ring of sapphire glass is coated with six layers of luminescence for optimum visibility in any light, even night diving. The crown screws-in and it is water-resistant to 12 bar or 120 meters and is finished off with a strap made from black rubber.

Cousteau inspired generations to just take up the sport of scuba diving and to protect and appreciate our underwater world. In 1967 IWC promoted diving and been involved using the Cousteau Society since the yr 2003. IWC is aiding within the financing with the restoration from the famous research vehicle, the Calypso, and sponsoring Red Sea coral reef exploration.

The partners share a pioneering spirit and ecological responsibility to build Swiss Watches technology for underwater exploration. Not only is IWC commemorating Cousteau's birthday with a special version view, they are sponsoring a National Geographic research voyage within the Alcyone, Cousteau's other research ship, to compare Cousteau's findings with the latest data. They will leave from Marseilles, go by way of the marine nature reserve of Scandola north with the Gulf of Porto and then on to the Medes Island, a marine reserve Omega Seamaster Watch protected since 1990. Their destination is Cabrera archipelago. Patrice Quesnel, Cousteau's lengthy time buddy and captain of the Alcyone, will accompany the journey. He's also the project manager of the project to restore the Calypso.

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