The Aquatimer Calendar Date-Month is limited to only fifty copies till now. This amazing wrist watch combines technical prowess as well as is aesthetic refined. This is a case, which is differentiated by an unusual combination of materials such as rubber coated titanium. It includes some features of perpetual calendar along with a large digital display for date and month. The jumping machine integrated and overriding the change of months together with marine iguanas of the exceptional energy competence.
After millions of years, some iguanas were stranded by chance on the Galapagos Islands. Since they did not get enough amount of food on the arid archipelago, they went to seek it in the sea but in cold water, their body temperature dropped very quickly. Over time, the marine iguanas are masters in energy management. They bask on volcanic rocks heated by the sun in order to build up strength for their tiring dives, and water. Slowing their heartbeats, the atmosphere reduced their energy needs. This is how nature uses energy wisely. Energy plays a crucial role not only in biology but also in mechanical watch making mechanisms as well. The automatic winding mechanical watch provides the motive power required movement, of which, only a small portion can be harvested and the reduced length of the mainspring.
To measure time and even for complications requiring a lot of power, like the perpetual calendar, the energy is sufficient in this new branded watch. However, when dealing with a continuous calendar with large digital display date and month and leap year display up to five drives, it must be operated simultaneously. This is where the classic self-winding reaches its limits. This is why engineers IWC Schaffhausen developed a mechanism called jumping mechanism.
DIGITAL OR ANALOG
In 2014, the perpetual calendar with large digital display with date and month jumping mechanism enters the family of watches IWC Schaffhausen diving.
The Aquatimer Perpetual is limited to fifty copies and only available in IWC boutiques, is the flagship of the new Aquatimer collection.
Marked technical design of the dial is distinguished by very large numbers of perpetual calendar mechanically programmed until 2100. The records of the date and month are covered with perforated grids that include the elements for which the designers were inspired by the ubiquitous filter systems in underwater vehicles. This allows observing the complex switching mechanism which include a fascinating show at the end of the month especially when all four discs date are simultaneously in motion. The four-year cycle of leap years is also represented digitally. The digital display in large digits belongs to the tradition of IWC Schaffhausen for over a hundred years. IWC has already launched on the market the first pocket watches with digital display jumping hours and minutes in 1884. The Pallweber says that the name of the patentee watches was very popular at first, but the digital time display, unlike the date, could not win.
Today, most people prefer analogue time indication by hands, because it reads more quickly and instinctively, and allows a better understanding of the concept of duration and time. The IWC engineers have considered this situation to expand innovative display of features available in the Aquatimer Digital Date-Month second type with a chronograph display. It can be used to easily meet the required surface interval between the first dive and the next. The central hand indicates the seconds timed. Once we have experienced this analog display timing, we do not return willingly to the timing of additional time spread over several meters. Integrated flyback feature, the touch features, resetting the chronograph at timing during and immediately restart a new timing.
In diving, this display also controls the speed of ascent. These are the amazing features of these new stylish and funky watches available in classy and modern designs.
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN WITH ELEGANT BEAUTY
The true greatness of Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is not seen only in the digital date display, but also its case looks attractive as well. An imposing diameter of 49 mm makes it the second largest watch bracelet history of IWC after the Big Pilot’s Watch of 1940. The external rotating bezel is in 18K red gold for protection added on the left side, and covering the refined clutch system transmits the rotary movement of the outer rotating bezel internal rotating bezel. The IWC SafeDive system ensures that the rotation of the bezel can only be done in the opposite direction clockwise, so that the time zero cannot be inadvertently exceeded. The casing ring of the watch with pushers and crown are made of titanium coated with rubber. While attractive black rubber bracelet inlaid with black alligator ensures optimum comfort and rugged durability. The unusual combination of red gold, leather and rubber gives great looks in noble and sports. The transparent sapphire crystal enables one to admire the movement of IWC comprising of 474 components, with automatic winding double pawl particularly effective. Technical and functional look of the oscillating weight echoes reliability bathyscaphes. The Super-LumiNova ® coating that covers the hands and indexes is particularly luminescent in the dark, in two colors: green for display on the dive time and blue for the time in hours. The imposing Aquatimer Digital Date-Month Waterproof 10 bar admired, both underwater and on land. This is also why she has in common with marine iguanas of the Galápagos.
Since 1868 manufactures timepieces of great value, this has become a leading name among the watch making brands. Due to the passion of pioneering solutions as well as scientific originality, the company is earning a worldwide reputation. This is one of the world leaders of luxury watch industry, the crafts masterpieces IWC has produced, Haute made sure about the production and precision of designs. As a socially dependable company, the IWC Company is dedicated for giving sustainable production and supporting the worldwide support to the institutions for children. These institutions will be working for dedicated partners for the protection of climate or the environment.