IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition 50 Years Aquatimer

Happy birthday Aquatimer!

Nomen est omen:¬†The¬†Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” marks the 50th anniversary of Aquatimer diver‚Äôs watches at IWC Schaffhausen. ¬†

With its Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” IWC is presenting its first Ceratanium¬†cases. IWC says that Ceratanium¬†is as light and unbreakable as titanium, but also as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

The¬†Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” features a digital perpetual calendar and a chronograph-function.

The¬†Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” is limited to 50 pieces and will be sold only in¬†IWC boutiques starting from September 2017¬†for 50.600 Euro including 20 % VAT or 50.000 CHF including 8 % VAT.

IWC introduced its first Aquatimer (Ref. 812AD) in the year 1967. This diver’s watch, water-resistant up to 200 metres, had an internal rotating bezel for setting the dive time.

Even the watch is already 50 years I would say it still looks new and fresh. That¬īs for sure not an oldie, this¬†design is iconic.

The IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” (Ref. IW379403) celebrates the first 50 years of the Aquatimer and therefore is limited to 50 pieces.

Its newest feature is the Ceratanium case. The material, a particular composite based on a titanium alloy, was developed in more than five years. The manufacturing process gives the metal a black, ceramic-like surface. As a result, Ceratanium is as light and unbreakable as titanium, but also as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. 

The IWC¬†Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” (Ref. IW379403) features a mechanical flyback-chronograph movement (IWC¬≠ developed and manufactured¬†Calibre 89802)¬†with a¬†perpetual calendar that has large double¬≠digit displays for both the date and month and a leap year indication. The¬†Stopwatch function indicates hours, minutes and seconds. The¬†hour and minute counters is combined in a totalizer at 12 o‚Äôclock. The automatic-calibre has a power reserve of 68 hours.

The Ceratanium¬†case –¬†diameter 49 mm (!!) / height 19,5 mm –¬†is equipped with a mechanical external/internal rotating bezel with the IWC SafeDive system. The IWC SafeDive system ensures that the internal rotating bezel can only be adjusted when the external bezel is rotated in an anticlockwise direction.¬†Luminescent elements are applied on hands, dial and the internal rotating bezel. The Ceratanium¬†case,¬†waterproof up to 100 meters, also features a screw¬≠-in crown and a see¬≠-through sapphire¬≠glass back.¬†

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