Marking Jacques-Yves Cousteau's 100th birthday, IWC Watches honored the world-renowned oceanographer with the Aquatimer Chronograph Version watch. The 20th century has not seen anyone who has influenced and promoted ocean research like he did. In association with all the Cousteau Society, IWC Schaffhausen has been a sponsor and a partner for an extended 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 hrs with automated winding. The 44mm Breitling Airwolf situation is created from stainless steel having an an one-way anti-clockwise external rotating bezel for safety even with gloves on, mechanical chronograph Tag Heuer Grand Carrera motion and a day and date Calibre De Cartier display can be found at three o'clock. The sub-dials is often found at 12, 6 and 9 o'clock. The dial has white indices for higher distinction giving painless visibility and blue totalizers. It features compact hacking seconds and a quick-change bracelet system. The case again has an engraving of Jacques-Yves Cousteau with all the words "A Tribute to J.Y. Cousteau 1910-2010".
Protecting the slate colored dial is usually 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 it Omega Speedmaster is finished off with a strap created from black rubber.
Cousteau inspired generations to take up Tag Heuer Carrera the sport of scuba diving and to protect and enjoy our underwater world. In 1967 IWC promoted diving and been involved with all the Cousteau Society since the 12 months 2003. IWC is aiding in the financing with the restoration of the legendary research vehicle, the Calypso, and sponsoring Red Sea coral reef exploration.
The partners share a pioneering spirit and ecological responsibility Omega Seamaster Watch to build technology for underwater exploration. Not only is IWC commemorating Cousteau's birthday with a special edition view, they're 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 Swiss Watches from Marseilles, go by way of the marine nature reserve of Scandola north in the Gulf of Porto and then on towards the Medes Island, a marine reserve protected since 1990. Their destination is Cabrera archipelago. Patrice Quesnel, Cousteau's extended time buddy and captain from the Alcyone, will accompany the journey. He's also the project manager from the project to restore the Calypso.
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