More robust and closer in look to the original IWC Aquatimers, the new IWC Aquatimer Automatic ref. 3290 presented at the SIHH 2014 captures the essence of the sea and excels at the functionality of a diving watch. With a gorgeous design and an inner rotating bezel that can be easily rotated from the exterior and that is fitted with IWC's new SafeDive system that prevents rotating the bezel in clockwise direction. Frankly, the new Aquatimer line is nothing but just amazing. The new Aquatimer Automatic ref. 3290 is fitted with a stainless steel case measuring 42 mm in diameter and is the smallest model in the IWC diver's watch family. This watch not only experienced s whole new cosmetic facelift but also major improvements in its functionality and depth resistance moving from 120 meters to 300 meters providing a bigger safety margin when diving to great depths.
This new Aquatimer is available in black or silver-plated dial, complete with a matching black rubber strap or stainless-steel bracelet. In the version with the black dial, the dive-related displays are coated with luminescent green superluminova —somewhat hard to appreciate in the pictures due to the artificial fluorescent lighting but with a nice mint green color— and the model with the silver-plated dial looks particularly elegant and more discreet with a subtle yellow accent on the tip of the seconds hand. The watch still features the quick change mechanism to go from strap to bracelet quite easily. Additionally, the new strap is nicer with a pattern that resembles the vintage tropic straps on diving watches.
Sticker Price $5,750 USD on Rubber Strap and $6,750 on Stainless Steel Bracelet. For more info on IWC click here.