With the Aquatimer Automatic Edition “Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau” (Ref. IW329005), IWC continues its series of special editions in honour of the French diving pioneer and oceanographer. As a partner of the Cousteau Society, the Schaffhausen-based watch manufacturer contributes to the restoration of Cousteau’s famous research vessel, the Calypso, among other things.
The watch has a stunning, deep blue dial and the design is unmistakably purist. The engraving on the stainless- steel case back shows “le Commandant” Jacques-Yves Cousteau with his trademark beanie. Water-resistant to 30 bar, the timepiece has automatic winding and a power reserve of 42 hours. Features also include the mechanical external/internal rotating bezel, the SafeDive system and luminescent elements.