Checkout The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition IWC Cousteau


All lovers of the sea and div­ing watches have dreamed with him; he who made us dis­cover the won­ders of the under­wa­ter world and gave us the desire to explore and learn again and again. It is the mem­ory of Jacques Yves Cousteau and his ship Calypso IWC, part­ner of the Cousteau Soci­ety has cre­ated the Aqua­timer Cousteau Divers Chronograph.

But let’s be clear: this edi­tion, designed in 2500 copies, was pro­duced pri­mar­ily for the restora­tion of the leg­endary ship of Jacques Cousteau: Calypso.

In fact, this old minesweeper that trav­eled the seven seas and sup­ported many div­ing expe­di­tions sank in 1996 due to col­li­sion in the port of Sin­ga­pore. There­fore he was raised and for­warded to the Mar­itime Museum of La Rochelle but with an uncer­tain future.

Aquatimer Cousteau Divers Chronograph

That’s when the Cousteau Soci­ety , in part­ner­ship with IWC decided not to let Calypso die, as it is a sym­bol and flag value of Cousteau.

IWC Schaffhausen is a spon­sor of these costly restora­tions and a por­tion of the funds col­lected from the sale of these lim­ited edi­tion watches has just served to reha­bil­i­tate this excep­tional ship. And thanks to the sale of time­pieces from the first spe­cial edi­tion (which con­tained the back of the watch gen­uine and tiny frag­ment of wood from the hull of Calypso) the rout­ing of the ship at the ship­yard was made possible.

Aquatimer Cousteau Diver Chronograph

Real trib­ute to the explo­rations by Cousteau with Calypso, the Aqua­timer Cousteau Diver Chrono­graph fea­tures a back­ground box dec­o­rated with a paint­ing under glass Calypso at sea as an Aqua­timer, the watch has all the tra­di­tional “attrib­utes” as the inner rotat­ing bezel that allows you to set dive time. Resis­tant to a max­i­mum pres­sure of 12 bars, this Aqua­timer watch endorses beau­ti­ful col­ors and for this edi­tion blue and yellow.

Indexes and lumi­nes­cent hands, day and date at 3 o’clock, small sec­onds at 9 o’clock and a rub­ber strap mak­ing it effec­tive and beautiful.