IWC creates 50th anniversary Aquatimer in black Ceratanium case

IWC Aquatimer Ceratanium

IWC Schaffhausen has created a limited edition Aquatimer diver’s watch in a Ceratanium case.

The case material, which IWC started experimenting with in the 1980s, is described as being as light and unbreakable as titanium and as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.

“Since we already had a pioneering role in the use of titanium and ceramic in the 1980s, we are now once again highlighting our expertise with materials by employing Ceratanium,” explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

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IWC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of  the Aquatimer in 2017, and is marking the occasion with the launch of the Ceratanium piece, limited to 50 pieces, that has a digital perpetual calendar and chronograph function.

The case and dial black, and IWC has also coloured some components of the IWC-manufactured calibre 89802 in the colour.

The watch’s perpetual calendar displays the date and month in large numerals in the style of a digital watch, automatically recognising different month lengths and leap years.

The chronograph with flyback function displays stop times, combined in a totaliser at 12 o’clock.

The watch is being distributed only to IWC boutiques around the world priced at CHF 50,000 (£40,290).

IWC Aquatimer Ceratanium front IWC Aquatimer Ceratanium back

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