By TLex This is the new IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Galapagos Islands’ Ref. IW379502, which is powered by an IWC-manufactured 89365 caliber.
No, that’s it isn’t a DLC coating. This time round IWC have gone for a slick black rubber cladding for the Galapagos Edition, and doesn’t it look hot. It should protect the watch from a few hard knocks!
The 300 meter water-resistant, Aquatimer Chronograph Edition comes with identical 'SafeDive' bezel technology as other models.
This system offers the best of both worlds; a 60-click internal bezel with a chunky extremal bezel, the design of which was inspired by the legendary Porsche Design Ocean 2000 from 1982.
I like the clean look, but wonder if some might have feel that it would also benefit from a 12hr pip for quick 'n' easy timing? Its caseback sports an engraving of IWC's the iconic Galapagos iguana motif.
It joins an Aquatimer line up of NINE new models, which include: the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Ref. IW358002 and the Aquatimer Chrono Edition Expedition Charles Darwin Ref. IW379503.