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IWC presents Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks"

Marina Milojević | 12.14.16 | 03:57 PM

IWC Schaffhausen has introduced a special new edition of its iconic Aquatimer diver's watch. This time, the renowned diving instrument for professionals and ambitious amateurs, arrives in a limited collection of 500 watches inspired by Michael Muller’s book of the same name.

Michael Muller photographing sharks in the wild

Marvel photographer Michael Muller, armed with nothing but a patented seven-bulb 1200-watt strobe lighting rig, has dived deep into the ocean to capture sharks in the wild. The collection of Muller's photographs, capturing these impressive encounters, was published earlier this year in his new Taschen book, Sharks. It als-o includes the first-known photograph of a great white breaching at night! The book is also as a signed Collector’s Edition presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage.

Impressed by this outstanding achievement, IWC, the brand known for its commitment to environmental issues, has produced an exclusive themed special edition of the Aquatimer. The goal is to raise awareness of the situation affecting sharks, as more than 100 million of them are caught every year. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” (Ref. IW379506) arrives in a series of 500 watches crafted from stainless steel. The case-back of the watch is decorated with a special engraving, representing a group of hammerhead sharks swimming.  The watch face reveals a gray dial, which is said to be inspired by the color of many shark species.

IWC presents Aquatimer Chronograph Edition

The 44 mm-case accommodates the IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre which unites a flyback chronograph function with a self-winding system. The watch is water resistant to 30 bar, or 300 meters of depth, and it offers at least 68 hours of power reserve. As usual, dive times can be set using the external/internal rotating bezel, while the IWC SafeDive system ensures that the internal bezel can only be adjusted in an anticlockwise direction. In compliance to the international standards for diver's watches, the dial features luminescent coatings to provide optimum legibility under water.

IWC presents Aquatimer Chronograph Edition

IWC presents Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" is sold together with Michael Muller’s book. The volume is signed by the photographer and presented in a striking iron cage. The watch, reference number IW379506, is available for purchase in IWC boutiques worldwide. More information at IWC.com.

Michael Muller's Sharks Collector’s Edition presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage.

Michael Muller
Michael Muller, the photographer


A 12 foot shark turns off 2 feet from Michael Muller’s lens
A 12 foot shark turns off 2 feet from Michael Muller’s lens



Michael Muller‘s POV from above these massive sharks
Michael Muller‘s POV from above these massive sharks

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