By TLex This beauty is the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Expedition Charles Darwin’ Ref. IW379503, which for the first time ever, sees IWC Schaffhausen making use of bronze for one of their watch cases.
Bronze has experienced an exceptional growth in popularity among smaller boutique brands, but apart from Richmont Group sibling, Panerai and the former Anonimo, bronze has remained a niche case material.
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Expedition Charles Darwin’ is equipped with the IWC manufactured 89365 caliber.
Its case, which has a water-resistance of 300 meters, is fitted with IWC’s 'SafeDive' system combination internal/external bezels.
I know this is only a limited edition piece, but it’s exciting to see some big Swiss brands using bronze. ;)
It joins an Aquatimer line up of up to NINE new models, which include the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Ref. IW358002 and the Aquatimer Chrono Edition Galapagos Islands Ref. IW379502.