Among the new IWC Aquatimer watches inspired by the work of Charles Darwin and the Cousteau Society is the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands.” The watch (Ref. IW379502) has a black-on-black look, with a black rubber-coated case, and is powered by another IWC manufacture movement, Caliber 89365. Made in tribute to the archipelago in which Darwin collected the evidence that formed the basis of his theories on evolution and the origin of the species. The watch is water-resistant to 300 meters and features a caseback with an engraving representing the exotic wildlife of the Galapagos.
The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands,” front (above) and back (below)
Another special-edition watch devoted to Darwin and his work, the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph “Expedition Charles Darwin,” is the first IWC watch with a case made of bronze — not coincidentally, a metal used typically in shipbuilding at the time that the famed naturalist made his first journey to the Galapagos Islands. This watch also contains IWC’s in-house 89365 chronograph caliber. An engraved image of Darwin adorns the caseback.
For even more about the new IWC Aquatimer watches, including many original photos, videos, and an exclusive interview with IWC CEO Georges Kern, click here for Alexander Linz’s detailed report on his blog, Watch-Insider.com. And keep watching WatchTime.com for more previews of watches making their world debut at SIHH.