SIHH 2014 Live Photos: Dive Into IWC’s New Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Exploration LE IWC’s focus at this year’s SIHH, as visitors to this site and to our sister blog, Watch-Insider.com, are already aware, is its Aquatimer line of luxury dive watches, which the brand has revamped with new design elements and technical details. Click here to read about the trio of new IWC Aquatimers whose details and images were released prior to the show, and scroll down to see some of the highlights of the collection revealed here in Geneva.

The new IWC Aquatimer Collection consists of four new Automatic references, four chronographs with day/date function, four limited-edition chronographs (three with in-house IWC movements); one high-complication model, the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month; two serious professional diving watches, one with a 2,000-meter water resistance and the other with a mechanical depth gauge. Here are a few of the previously unreleased watches that I managed to get my hands on at the IWC presentation.

IWC Aquatimer Limited Editions

On the left: the limited-edition Aquatimer Chronograph “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau,” with a maritime blue dial and an engraving of the famous sea explorer engraved on the caseback. On the right, another limited edition, the Aquatimer Chronograph “Edition Galapagos Islands,” with a black vulcanized rubber coating on the stainless steel case.

IWC Aquatimer Deep Three

The new Aquatimer Deep Three is the next evolution of the pioneering Deep Two diver’s watch; like its predecessor, this one has an ingenious mechanical depth gauge, but in the new watch, the case is titanium rather than steel, making it lighter. Another new touch: the corrugated rubber strap.

IWC Aquatimer 50 Years of Science

The Aquatimer Chronograph “Edition 50 Years of Science for Galapagos” continues this year’s theme of ocean exploration and conservation with a stealth matte-black case and indicators in striking blue Super-LumiNova. It is limited to 500 pieces.

IWC Aquatimer Perp Calendar Digital Date-Month

You guessed it… the movement inside this year’s high-horology piece, the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is the same IWC in-house movement used in last year’s Ingenieur watch with this combo of complications, Caliber 89801. This is the first high-complication watch in the Aquatimer line, and probably the biggest, at a 49-mm diameter.





About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

Comments

  1. Robinoz says:

    I love the IWC Aquatimer, especially the black models. I\'m also intrigued by the use of the word \"Live\" which seems to be appearing everywhere; \"Live photos\", \"Live images\" etc. It raises some interesting questions for me (yes, I\'m a proofreader and copy-writer pedant). How can a photo be \"live\"? Are there other photos that aren\'t ie, \"Dead photos\"? The mind boggles, but thank you for updating us on SIHH 2014, it is appreciated as are the SIHH 2014 Photos.

    • Jason Francisco says:

      Haha, they\'re \"Live\" in the sense that we\'re taking the pictures and reporting on the watches right from the event, rather than using press photos. Glad you\'re enjoying our SIHH coverage! Keep checking Watchtime.com for more.

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