For the first time ever, IWC presents two new Galapagos models simultaneously that are dedicated to the research and protection of the archipelago. This newly presented IWC Aquatimer Chronograph '50 Years Science for Galapagos' ref. IW379504 is a jubilee edition limited to 500 watches that commemorates the Charles Darwin Research Station's 50 years of scientific work on the Galapagos Islands. Equipped with the reliable IWC in-house 89365 calibre, SafeDive system and flyback function, the chronograph is water-resistant to 300 meters and has a wealth of features designed to appeal to divers. Fitted with a rubber-coated stainless steel case measuring 44 mm in diameter and a black dial with midnight blue accents, this limited edition watch is just amazing. The blue accents provide the perfect amount of contrast and color to the blackness of the watch.
The matte black rubber coating on the stainless-steel case is a special feature for both of the Galapagos edition models. It is applied in a complex vulcanization process and gives the watches an attractive look and feel of their own. Meanwhile, the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition 'Galapagos Islands' ref. IW379502 is a special edition —not limited— and an annual tribute to the partnership, established in 2009, with the Charles Darwin Foundation.
Over 50 years, hundreds of scientists, students, teachers and volunteers from all over the world have been working on behalf of the Foundation at the Charles Darwin Research Station. The goal for the Galapagos scientific center is to research the indigenous fauna and flora and to save the Galapagos, a World Heritage site, from destruction. The Station trains national park guides, organizes seminars, publishes the findings of its research and collects donations. Traditionally, part of the proceeds from sales of the Galapagos editions has always gone to the Charles Darwin Foundation and this time is not different. Both the 'Galapagos Islands' and the '50 Years Science for Galapagos' are fitted with specially engraved solid case backs. While the 'Galapagos Islands' model features the engraving of the iconic black iguana from the Galapagos, the '50 Years Science for Galapagos' features a 50-logo of the Charles Darwin Foundation.
Sticker Price $11,200 USD '50 Years Science for Galapagos'. $11,100 USD 'Galapagos Islands'.
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