IWC focuses on one collection each year and they chose the aquatimer colelction this time. They released six new watches.
50 Years Science for Galapagos
This watch is similar to their other designs only it has blue lume and a black case, dial and hands. In fact, the whole watch is black besides the blue, even the strap and buckle. It is a limited edition of 500 and is water resistant to 300m.
Perpetual Calendar Digital Date Month (IW379401)
This watch, as the name suggests, has a perpetual calendar that displays the month and the day. Along with the "digital" calendar is a bronze case, a first for IWC. It is a limited edition of 50 pieces and will use the IWC caliber 89801.
Galapagos Islands (IW379502)
With a black rubber-coated case it uses the IWC cal. 89365. It has a lizard on the caseback.
Deep Three (IW355701)
With a depth gauge indicator showing a maximum of 50m it uses the IWC cal. 30120.
Expedition Charles Darwin (IW379503)
With another bronze case it uses the same movement as the Galapagos Islands and 50 years of Science watches, the cal. 89365. It has Charles Darwin on the caseback. Another bronze watch from IWC.
We finally reach the last watch of the revamped collection. This watch is water resistant to a depth of 2000m. Why? Bragging rights, the feeling of security that your watch will never leak water. It has greenish lume that provides nice contrast against the dial.
The new collection is really nice. Although the sizes may not be for everyone they do use the new bezel. It allows for the outer rotating bezel to also move the inner one, however, when the outer bezel moves backwards, the inner bezel remains set, making it much safer than conventional bezels. What will 2014 hold in store for IWC? Probably lots of money as these watches hit the market.
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