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- About IWC Schaffhausen
- About IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer
- Date Function
- Case Material
- Case Dimension
- Case Back
- Strap Materials
- Water Resistance
- Additional Questions
IWC Schaffhausen, or IWC in short form, is one of the most famous and respected Swiss luxury watch brands on the market. IWC’s history dates back to 1868 and was established by the American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones. He established “International Watch Company” (IWC) in the small Swiss city of Schaffhausen – hence the brand’s name – IWC Schaffhausen.
Today IWC is wholly owned by Richemont Group.
The official name of the brand is “IWC Schaffhausen”, but the brand can also be referred to as “IWC” or “Schaffhausen”. These names are, and indeed can be used interchangeably.
What characterizes IWC, is that the brand manufactures highly accurate timepieces of lasting value, the brand places an emphasis on technology and development, and IWC is characterized by, and known for, technical inventiveness, innovative solutions and a passion for watchmaking.
As far as ranking is concerned, IWC would probably rank among the top 11-12 luxury brands of the world.
In 1967, IWC developed and released its divers watches – the famous Aquatimer Collection. These watches are known to be accurate and reliable tool watches. The design is generally speaking quite traditional and conservative, and the dials are legible and functional.
The IWC Aquatimer’s design, and aesthetics reflect IWC’s approach to watchmaking, which is that the design of the watch is simple, and minimalistic, and is adapted to the functionality of the watch.
The most commonly used movements of the IWC Aquatimer collection are:
- IWC automatic movement 30110 – base movement is ETA 2892A2 with 21 jewels, 28,800 vph.
- IWC automatic movement 79320 – base movement is ETA 7750 with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph. This movement is used for chronographs.
- IWC in-house automatic movement 89360 with 40 jewels, 28,800 vph. This movement is used for Aquatimer chronographs with an 18 carat rose gold case.
- Some models are chronographs, and the IWC Aquatimer Deep Three is equipped with a mechanical depth gauge. Most IWC Aquatimers have neither a chronograph function nor a mechanical depth gauge.
The most commonly used materials are:
- Brushed and polished stainless steel.
- 18 carat rose gold.
The IWC Aquatimer collection offers several sizes for small, medium and large sized wrists.
D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:
- D: 42mm.
- D: 44mm.
- D: 46mm.
- Solid case back.
Depends on the specific IWC Aquatimer model.
Some models have:
- An outer unidirectional bezel.
- An inner bidirectional bezel operated from the outside with a crown/button.
- Sapphire crystal.
The most commonly used materials are:
- Brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet.
- Rubber strap.
- Deployment clasp.
- Deployment buckle.
Depends on the model.
- 100 meter/330 feet water resistance (suitable for swimming and snorkeling but not diving).
- 200 meter/660 feet water resistance (suitable for diving).
- 300 meter/1000 feet water resistance (suitable for diving).
- IWC Aquatimer 2000 Meters has a water resistance of 2,000 meters/6,560 feet (suitable for diving).
- What is a Divers Watch?
- What is the ISO-6425 international standard?
- What do the various water resistance levels actually mean?
- What is a “unidirectional bezel”?
- How does the bezel work?
- Authorized and non-authorized dealers – what is the difference between them?
- Return Policy
- What To Do If The Watch Breaks
- Repairing The Watch – What Goes On Behind The Scenes?
- How Frequently Does My Watch Need To Be Serviced And Cleaned?
- How To Use The Three Types Of Watch Movements
- How To Choose a Timepiece