IWC Aquatimer Gets Up Close With Sharks – IWC Schaffhausen has produced a special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch and special hammerhead sharks engraving on its back.

The piece with a limited production only to 500 watches is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller’s book of the same name. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Sharks’ is a form of the company’s commitment to environmental issues, particularly protecting endangered species.

IWC Aquatimer Gets Up Close With Sharks

“Since 2009, we have been working intensively with the Charles Darwin Foundation as it campaigns for various cause such as the preservation of the shark populations in the Galapagos Marine Reserve,” explained CEO of IWC Georges Kern, in a press release to media.

To raise awareness of the situation affecting sharks, the Swiss watch manufacturer is now producing an exclusive themed special edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch. The engraving on the case back depicts a group of hammerhead sharks swimming. The distinctive grey dial was inspired by the color of many sharks.

IWC Aquatimer Gets Up Close With Sharks

Enclosed in a stainless-steel case, the timepiece is driven by an IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre. The chronograph is water-resistant to 30 bar and boasts a flyback function, a self-winding system and a power reserve of 68 hours. Dive times can be set using the mechanical external/internal rotating bezel.

This trailblazing IWC development combines the excellent legibility of an internal rotating bezel with the ease of use of an external bezel. This exclusive Aquatimer is supplied in a bundle with Muller’s book “Sharks”, the American photographer famous for his portraits of the world’s most elite actors, musicians and sports stars.

IWC Aquatimer Gets Up Close With Sharks

For the past decade, Muller has been concentrating on his work with sharks. His spectacular photographs have been collected and presented in an extra-large coffee-table book from the renowned publishing house Taschen. The volume is signed by Muller and presented in a striking iron cage.