Earlier this month, I wrote an article on IWC is releasing a new family of Aquatimer watches for SIHH 2014. You can read the article here. We saw pictures of the three out of the six Aquatimer watches that were being released. There was one in particular that I was very excited to see and now it’s available, the Aquatimer Deep Three.
The Aquatimer Deep Three combines the spirit, heart and passion of the iconic IWC Deep One from 1999 with the incredibly ingenuity and technical savoir-faire of today. This watch boast an incredible 46 mm titanium case with an inner rotating dive bezel, whereby the blue depth indicator advances to display the current dive depth, while the red maximum depth indicator stays at the optimal depth attained, to a maximum of 50 meters. This watch has very bold luminous hands with red piping, screw down crown, IWC’s patented quick change bracelet system and the in house IWC automatic caliber 30120.
To get a more in depth explanation of how the internal external IWC Safe Drive Sytem works explained by friend and colleague Kyle Stults of Perpetuelle.com please click here
Technical info on the IWC Deep Three
The Aquatimer Deep Three in titanium (Ref. IW355701) is the third generation of IWC’s diver’s watches to feature a mechanical depth gauge. Both the depth gauge and the rotating bezel system have been continuously developed and improved. During a dive, the blue depth indicator moves to show current dive depth, while the red maximum depth indicator remains at the maximum depth attained, down to a maximum of 50 metres. The Aquatimer Deep Three thus provides a complete backup system to a dive computer.