Today, more than 100 million sharks are killed every year. Not only that, the continued overfishing also threatens the shark’s food source. The protection of endangered species is a core theme of IWC in environmental protection. Since 2009, IWC has continued to develop in-depth cooperation with the Darwin Foundation to provide support for many of its projects, such as the protection of shark populations in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. In order to raise people’s awareness of shark protection, IWC has launched an exclusive special edition timepiece – replica IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks IW379506.
The engraving on the bottom of the table depicts a group of hammerhead hammerhead sharks swimming in the sea. The distinctive gray dial is inspired by the colors of sharks. The stainless steel case, driven by IWC 89365 in-house movement, is water-resistant to 30 bar, has a flyback function, an automatic winding system, and a 68-hour power reserve. The diving time can be set by the mechanical inner and outer rotating bezel. This IWC innovation combines the clear time reading of the rotating inner ring with the easy-to-operate features of the rotating outer ring. The IWC SafeDive System ensures that the rotating inner ring can only be set in a counterclockwise direction. The dial, hands and rotating inner ring are covered with a luminous coating, so that the wearer can also read clearly when underwater.
The replica IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks watch is sold exclusively with Michael Muller’s album “Sharks”. The American photographer is known for his portrait photography of the world’s most famous actors, musicians and sports stars. For the past ten years, he has been focusing on shark photography. Without the usual iron cage protection, he swims with these predators in the deep sea and uses 1,200-watt underwater strobe lights to take close-up shots of sharks. With superb technique and sensitivity, he was able to capture these fascinating animals. The famous publishing house TASCHEN meticulously collected the spectacular photos taken by him and published them in the form of a super large atlas. These albums are autographed by the photographer himself and bound in a striking iron cage that can resist shark bites.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks IW379506
Case: stainless steel, 44 mm in diameter, 17 mm in thickness, anti-glare sapphire crystal, waterproof to 300 meters. Mechanical inner and outer rotating bezel, equipped with safe diving system. The bottom of the watch is engraved with a hammerhead shark pattern.
Movement: 89365 self-made movement, 35 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), can provide 68 hours of power reserve, with flyback timing function
Dial: Gray dial decorated with fluorescent pointer hour markers
Strap: black rubber strap, stainless steel buckle, strap quick change system