All the new IWC Aquatimer Automatic Replica Watch wristbands are compatible with each other. Another extremely safe and practical feature is the new, patented IWC bracelet quick-change system for the 2014 Aquatimer generation, with which both models are equipped. By daylight, the colour of the inset luminescent coating appears more discreet. It takes the hard work out of swapping from a stainless-steel bracelet to a rubber strap and vice versa. In darkness and poor visibility conditions, the multiple coats of Super-LumiNova®* glow in two colours and guarantee excellent legibility.
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From a technical point of view, the newly developed external/ internal rotating bezel represents a remarkable leap forward in the evolution of IWC diver’s watches. The rotation of the external bezel is transmitted via a patent-registered sliding clutch system to the rotating bezel with a triangular index and dive time scale on the inside of the case.
On the internal rotating bezel found in earlier models, the zero point was set with the help of a second crown at “4 o’clock”: it was thus virtually impossible to move the bezel inadvertently. And there were sound arguments in favour of both. In addition, the luminescent coating beneath the front glass is perfectly protected against dirt and scratches. For almost half a century, Aquatimers from Schaffhausen were fitted with either an internal rotating bezel or an external rotating bezel. The new external/internal rotating bezel with the IWC SafeDive system in the 2014 Aquatimer collection combines ease of use with safety. This means that if a diver moves the bezel accidentally, he can only conclude that he has been underwater too long and should soon return to the surface: an annoyance, certainly, but harmless. On the downside, a crown is not as easy to set as an external rotating bezel. From now on, elapsed dive time can be read off precisely on the scale. To facilitate this, the triangle marking the start of the dive, the zero point, is synchronized with the minute hand. One of the central functions of a diver’s watch is to allow you to see at a glance how long you have already been under-water, and to calculate simply how long your store of compressed air in the tank will last. IWC’s technicians therefore opted for an external bezel, which, for safety reasons, could only be rotated anticlockwise.
In both watches, the increase in pressure-resistance from 12 bar to 30 bar provides a greater degree of safety when diving to great depths. Despite the three subdials and a day and date display, the dial is remarkably uncluttered. Even in a redundant system, divers appreciate an ongoing indication that everything is functioning normally. With a case measuring 42 millimetres in diameter, the Aquatimer Automatic is the smallest member of the IWC replica watch family, and is powered by the 30120 calibre. The three-handed watch with the silver-plated dial is particularly elegant.
In the models with the black dial, the displays relevant to the dive have a green luminescent coating. It enables stop times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours and is a reliable companion even on long dives. Ticking away inside the 44-millimetre stainless-steel case of the Aquatimer Chronograph is the robust 79320-calibre chronograph movement with a 44-hour power reserve. In the chronograph, this job is handled by the permanently rotating seconds hand in the subdial at “9 o’clock”.