Not so long ago, replica IWC renewed one of their collections at the SIHH 2014, the iconic, sporty and dive-oriented Aquatimer. As you may know, this first edition is based on the chronograph version - not the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau that we reviewed here, that is equipped with a Valjoux 7750 - and is a limited edition of 500 pieces. It features the IWC manufacture 89365-calibre movement, with a fly-back function and 68 hours of power reserve with automatic winding (an equivalent movement can be found in the IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic). This chronograph is operational up to 300m.
For the SIHH 2016, IWC replica has some new Aquatimer watches to show us, but do not worry, this is not the SIHH 2016 highlight but just some new editions. The design you have known for two years is still on board, just with new colors and styles. Here are the new members of the IWC Aquatimer family. That's the way to do at IWC replica for the SIHH: renewing entirely a family to have a complete coherent collection. Last year was the Portugeiser, 2013 the Ingenieur and 2012 the Pilot replica watches.
This limited-edition timepiece is dedicated to the La Cumbre volcano on the island of Fernandina, which explains the selected colors: a 44mm stainless steel case coated with matt black rubber, an internal rotating bezel (actuated by a clever mechanism explained here) with red accents and a matching matt black dial with white hands and indexes. Part of the proceeds from sales is used to support the Charles Darwin Foundation. Inside the 46mm titanium case ticks IWC Calibre 80110, a self-winding movement with 44 hours of power reserve, which displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "La Cumbre Volcano" pays tribute to the Charles Darwin Foundation, to preserve the Galapagos archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It measures 42mm and features the inner rotating dive scale actuated by the bezel as well. Like the rest of the watches of the IWC Aquatimer family, this 2,000 meters edition features the inner rotating diving scale actuated by the rotating bezel.
basically a modified version of the ETA-2892, inside ticks the Calibre IWC-30120, that will provide through its automatic winding 42 hours of power reserve.T he case is in stainless steel with circular brushed finish, enlighten by a few polished parts.
After a first edition based on a chronograph, IWC reintroduces the concept of the "Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau" on the simplest version of the Aquatimer, the automatic, 300m water-resistant edition. The concept here is the identical, with a deep blue dial, with a matt grained finish and large white applied indexes and hands.