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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph 'Cousteau Divers' (2008)

From IWC For more than forty years Jacques-Yves Cousteau traveled the Seven Seas with one of the world’s best-known research vessels, the legendary “Calypso”. In 1996, the converted minesweeper was seriously damaged following a collision in Singapore harbor and sank.

After years of uncertainty awaiting restoration in La Rochelle, the ship has now been transferred to a special wharf in Concarneau, where the extremely complex business of refurbishing is now going ahead at full speed.

The ambitious goal is to reconstruct it completely and have it back in service by 2009. As in 2006, IWC will be contributing part of the proceeds from sales of its Aquatimer Chronograph 'Cousteau Divers' in 2008 towards the salvation of this symbol of marine conservation worldwide.

The watch is suitable for diving 12 bar and like all the watches in the Aquatimer watch family equipped with the practical rotating inner bezel used for setting and reading off dive time.

The image of the “Calypso” on the back cover guarantees that the 2500-piece limited edition will be a much-sought-after rarity.


- Limited edition of 2500 watches
- Mechanical movement
- Self-winding
- 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
- Day and date display
- Small hacking seconds hand
- Mechanical rotating inner bezel
- Luminescent elements on hands, dial and rotating inner bezel
- Sapphire glass, anti-reflective on both sides

- Glass: sapphire, convex, anti-reflective
- Crown: screwed
- Water-resistant: 12 bar
- Case diameter: 44 mm
- Case height: 15 mm
- Weight: 146 g

- Movement:
- Calibre: 79320
- Vibrations: 28 800/h / 4 Hz
- Jewels: 25
- Power reserve: 44 h
- Winding: automatic

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