IWC Introduces the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 “35 Years Ocean 2000” Replica Trusted Dealers
It is made to be a comparatively high-quantity-production automatic chronograph caliber with a 7750-like layout but having a column wheel replacement the cam-actuation system become the most notable difference. Running frequency remains 4Hz, and
It is made to be a comparatively high-quantity-production automatic chronograph caliber with a 7750-like layout but having a column wheel replacement the cam-actuation system become the most notable difference. Running frequency remains 4Hz, and electricity reserve is 46 hours so other specs are quite close to the famed workhorse chronograph caliber. Aesthetics-wise what is new about it compared to last year’s limited edition is the fact that it now has the enormous and consistently striking IWC winding rotor with big cutouts and beveled borders instead of the rather underwhelming stamped piece that has been present on the 2016 models. According to last year’s similar models anticipate the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph’s cost to start from approximately $7,200. The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport is a titanium-clad, 44mm-wide alternative to the aforementioned triple-register sporting a more complex IWC Caliber 89361. It offers a more impressive 68 hours of power reserve, a more advanced automatic winding system and also the more sophisticated display of chronograph minutes and hours on one sub-dial in 12 o’clock. A neat design detail is the lightning seconds hand at six o’clock, place as a reminder of the Ingenieur logo (and the central moments of a Milgauss, perhaps). In this event, legible, but arguably not-so-sporty black and white, the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport will be a limited run of 500 bits — but we would not be surprised to see unique versions come together sooner rather than later.
Introduced in 1982 as a wristwatch for German navy divers before being sold commercially, the Iwc Watches Vintage For Sale Replica Porsche Design Ocean 2000 was styled by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer behind the iconic 911 sports car. A remarkably sleek yet functional timepiece, the Ocean 2000 is the inspiration for the newly unveiled Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000”.
Forty-two millimetres in diameter and made of titanium just like the Ocean 2000, the new Aquatimer is also the thinnest dive watch in the IWC collection. But it is still 14.5mm high, almost 50% thicker than the Ocean 2000, which was just over 10mm.
The Aquatimer also features the SafeDive bezel that’s found on all current IWC dive watches. It’s an unusual mechanism with an inner rotating elapsed time ring that sits under the sapphire crystal, which is controlled by the external bezel. Both are linked by gears hidden under a cap on the case at nine o’clock.
And the one element of the new Aquatimer that’s exactly the same as the Ocean 2000 is the movement, the IWC cal. 30120 that is actually an ETA 2892-A2. It’s robust, easy to service, as well as self-winding with a 42-hour power reserve.
Price and availability
Limited to 350 pieces, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” (ref. IW329101) is already available at IWC boutiques and retailers, priced at US$7400 or S$11,200.