Seconds later SIHH 2014, and I am only now able to go over my hands on time with my favorite new IWC Aquatimer replica watch for this season. IW358002 (aka ref. 3580) is my top pick as a dive watch nerd. Based on the design of this iconic 1982 IWC Ocean 2000, the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 incorporates a few of the Ocean 2000’s 80s sci-fi components with the comforts of a contemporary watch.
All this comes at a time when my love for dive watches is high, but I am unsure about my feelings for very deep diving watches. The problem is that I am unable to really reconcile my appreciation of this technology of an ultra heavy diver with their sheer practical futility. The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is water resistant to 2000 meters, and it shows it with a chunky instance and very thick sapphire crystal. The matter is that I can not think of any circumstance where a human, even in some kind of suit, can dive that deep.
Living my submariner fantasies with the IWC Aquatimer cousteau imitation watch Automatic 2000 would be easy as it plays the role well. The design and structure lead one to believe that diving to 2000 meters is a likely possibility, and that one needs to be prepared (constantly ). You can observe just how the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 models builds with this design into something a bit more interesting for the enthusiast.
While IWC’s new 2013 Aquatimer collection begins at 42mm wide in size, the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is 46mm broad and produced from titanium. Additionally, it happens to be a fairly massive 20.5mm thick! Nevertheless it’s wholly wearable and I can’t help but love the idea, especially given the nods into the 1980s IWC aquatimer galapagos replica watch and Porsche Design, layouts. 1 thing that I’m not sure of is just how much the aquamarine color of the hands and hour markers will fare over time. There’s an immediate unique coolness for them, however I wonder if more than people will simply want them to be coloured white. Mind you, nothing is stopping IWC from making some number of other variations of this IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 at the future, but it’s a question I have. What do you think about the enduring value of the dial’s color scheme?
The dial is otherwise very legible with enough lume (it seems) and decorative elements too. In case you forgot, there are just two exciting elements about the Aquatimer case that are fresh for 2014 and tremendously loved by myself and other IWC fans. First is that the ratcheting diver’s bezel. The external bezel moves in both directions, however since it ratchets, only moving it in one direction will move the inner rotating bezel, which is used for timing functions. It is an excellent little strategy, and as soon as you have it moving back to traditional rotating bezels will seem to be a step backwards.
Besides the ratcheting”SafeDive” bezel system, IWC aquatimer deep replica watch designed a completely updated quick-change method for the strap or bracelet. We have talked about this in reference to the newest 2014 Aquatimer watches, but let me recap. The machine employs a small pusher below the strap or bracelet to readily release it. It works nicely and allows for rapid strap changes. It feels strong and works much better than in the past. Additionally really good is the machine uses traditional spring bars. Why is that important? Well, it lets you use any fitting straps you like. Third-party straps won’t have the awesome quick-release system but at least you may use whatever straps you prefer. Therefore, in addition to getting a well-engineered quick-change system for IWC straps, it’s still possible to use standard third-party straps if you want. Very good job, IWC!
This is the only three-hand version of the new Aquatimer watch household to possess an in-house IWC motion, even while there are different models such as the chronographs which have in-house motion choices. Constructed on the design of the Valjoux 7750, the 80110 is a rather reliable work-horse movement and provides 44 hours of power reserve.
The classic looking black rubber diver’s strap completes off the subject pretty well. I think IWC has a winner here given the overall design, attributes, and theme. Obviously the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 isn’t inexpensive and not without its quirks, but I’d like to see IWC aquatimer chronograph imitation watch return into a solid place in the high-end dive watch, provided their general focus on legibility and relaxation. Price for the ref.