IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000
IWC will launch an entirely redesigned lineup of Aquatimers next month at SIHH 2014. There will be more models with in-house movements, as well as more complicated models, such as a Perpetual Calendar with Digital Date-Month (in a 49 mm case). There is a also a limited edition diver called the Aquatimer Chronograph Charles Darwin (in a bronze case). The deep diver in the collection, the Aquatimer 2000, is capable of depths down to 2,000 meters, and comes with an in-house caliber 80110 which utilizes the same gear train as a Valjoux 7750.
The most notable of the new models, though, is the new Aquatimer “Deep Three” — which has a mechanical depth gauge that operates down to 50 meters.
Furthermore, according to SJX “The key feature of the new Aquatimer is the newly developed, hybrid internal-external rotating bezel. Like all dive bezels, this turns only anticlockwise, moving in increments of one minute.” Basically, an externally notched bezel is linked via a sliding clutch to the inner dive bezel. Turning the outside bezel simultaneously turns the inner bezel.