IWC Schaffhausen has continuously written the successful evolutionary history of its diver’s watches. In 2014, the Ocean Timepiece series debuted with its creative technical features, more self-made movements and the patented IWC bracelet quick-change system. The perpetual calendar with a large digital date display is the first time this horological complex has appeared in this watch family. For the first time, bronze has also been used as a case material. IWC also launched four special edition watches to support the Darwin Foundation and the Cousteau Society.
2014 New SIHH IWC New Marine Timepiece Series Ocean Timepiece 2000 Automatic (IW358002) The IWC Diver Series introduces for the first time a sophisticated horological complex: the perpetual calendar. The marine timepiece perpetual calendar digital date and month watch (model IW379401) shows its true nature from two aspects. The first is the 89901-type self-made movement that carries a large digital date and month and displays a perpetual calendar, following the tradition of the Pallweber system from 1884. In addition, the new marine timepiece series has a limited edition of only 50 pieces of this flagship watch, which is very precious. Its large dial of 49 mm is very eye-catching.
For this reason, the Marine Time Perpetual Calendar Digital Date and Month watch has become the second largest watch in the history of IWC – its size is only second to the large pilot watch produced in 1940. Titanium Ocean Timepiece Deep Sea III (model IW355701) is the third generation IWC diver’s watch following the GST Deep Sea One watch produced in 1999 and the Ocean Time Deep Sea II watch in 2009. Mechanical depth gauge. Whether it is a depth gauge or a rotating bezel system, it has been refined since its introduction and has been continuously improved. When diving, the blue depth gauge hand of the Oceantime Deep Sea Watch III shows the current diving depth, while the red maximum depth hand stays at the maximum depth of the dive (50 meters deepest), which can provide a complete backup system for the dive computer. The Marine Time 2000 Automatic Watch (model IW358002) with a water resistance of 200 bar is designed for extreme deep diving adventures.
腕表 This watch continues IWC’s tradition of creating super-compressive timepieces for diving enthusiasts and professional divers. Its titanium case and simple design are reminiscent of a classic watch from IWC-the Ocean 2000 watch designed by designer Ferdinand Alexandre Porsche (Ferdinand A. Porsche) in 1982. The Marine Timepiece 2000 automatic watch is equipped with a sturdy 80110 homemade movement, equipped with a Pellaton winding system. Marine Chronograph Chronograph ‘Galapagos 50 Years of Scientific Achievement’ Special Edition (Model IW379504) is limited to 500 pieces worldwide. It is the IWC’s 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Darwin Scientific Research Institute-the Darwin Research Station . A special edition Galapagos Islands (model IW379502) marine chronograph with the same structure expresses IWC’s commitment to save this increasingly threatened archipelago.
Both of these watches are equipped with 89365 homemade movement, with beautiful black rubber coating. IWC also launched a special edition of the Darwin Adventure Timepiece (model IW379503), which recalls Darwin’s famous natural scientist’s adventures in the Galapagos Islands. It was here that Darwin collected evidence that later built his famous theory of species origin. To commemorate this great event, IWC introduced bronze for the first time to the case material: at that time, the metal alloy of bronze was widely used in the shipbuilding industry. This special edition watch is also equipped with the 89365 homemade movement.
The above is the latest cutting-edge information of SIHH 2014 brought to you by the special editor of Watch House. Next, we will provide more and more intuitive exhibition reports, so please pay attention. (Picture, text / watch home Yang Lin)
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