To celebrate the 35th birthday of the Aquatimer Ocean 2000, designed in 1982 by Ferdinand A. Porsche IWC launches a special limited edition with a thickness of just 14.5 millimetres. At the time being, with its avant-garde design, the Aquatimer Ocean 2000 extremely pressure-resistant diver’s watch was years ahead of its time.
Limited to 350 pieces and sold for 8050 Euro including 20 VAT, the IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (Ref. IW329101) is now the thinnest deep-sea diver’s watch in IWC’s collection. Despite the minimal case height of just 14.5 millimetres, it is still waterproof up to 2,000 metres – thanks to the new, improved shape of the titanium case. As you might know, IWC pioneered the use of titanium for watch cases and boasts over 30 years of experience in processing this lightweight, extremely resilient material.
Design features such as the black dial, the white hands and indices coated with luminescent paint and the red tip of the seconds hand are inspired by the Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000.
The striking recessed grips on the rotating bezel and the lamellar-style rubber strap pay tribute to the Porsche Design original from 1982. The rubber strap on this Aquatimer model can easily be replaced with another strap due to the quick-change system.
The IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” will be available in IWC boutiques and from authorised IWC retailers from July 2017.