Perhaps the most expected model within the new Aquatimer collection was the new Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Expedition Charles Darwin" ref. IW379503 with a bronze case. The fact that the new Aquatimer watch collection is being launched against the stupendous backdrop of the Galapagos Islands is no coincidence. With the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” ref. IW379503, IWC Schaffhausen traces the journey of the well-known naturalist to the Galapagos Islands. Here, Darwin collected the evidence that formed the basis of his theory on the origin of species. As a tribute and for the first time ever, IWC Schaffhausen makes use of bronze for a watch case —measuring 44 mm— that after seeing it in person, all we can say is that is just stunning.
Regarding the dial, the execution is well balanced, flawless and with a perfect modern 'patina' look. The watch also saw a big improvement in terms of wrist comfort and now it wears like a glove as the case and strap wrap nicely around the wrist. The new rubber strap is way better than the previous generation and texturized with a pattern that is reminiscent of the vintage tropic straps. Stay tuned for the rest of our live pictures for the whole newly presented Aquatimer collection.
Sticker Price $11,100 USD. For more info on IWC SIHH 2014 Novelties click here.