The Schaffhausen-based company’s Aquatimer range was re-launched in 2008, and that’s when IWC’s creative director , Christian Knoop joined the brand. He arrived just in time to witness the re-launch. Last time he told us that he will start to update the design very soon. Considering its general cycle of renewal and birth in the cheap replica watch business, it didn’t surprise us at all. Actually, he did. At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, the updated design was released last week.
The 2022 Aquatimer benefits from more in-house movements, a perpetual calendar function added to the top of-the-line model, and the third iteration of its mechanical depth gauge-equipped version.
Except for all these modifications, within the Aquatimer collection, Mr Knoop was eager to play up a fourth and final innovation.
You can find bronze several times recently, but it’s painful for the designer to admit that rather than supplying a certain degree of individuality to a fake watch. The bio-compatible bronze which is usually found in the food industry is more useful for the The Aquatimer Chronograph “Edition Charles Darwin”.
The Charles Darwin version is using a SafeDive timing system which features an innovative new sliding clutch system controlling the distinctive internal/external bezel. And the other new Aquatimers will benefit from this.