The Aquatimer series newly launched by IWC in 2013 is 42 mm wide, while the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is 46 mm wide and made of titanium. It also happens to be quite large 20.5mm thick! However, it is completely wearable, and I can’t help but like the concept, especially considering the finishing touches of the 1980s IWC and Porsche Design. One thing I am not sure about is how much the aquamarine color of the hands and hour markers will change over time.
The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is water-resistant to 2000 meters and is displayed with a thick case and a very thick sapphire crystal. The problem is, I really can’t think of any situation where humans can go so deep even in a certain suit.
The “professional diving watch” must be waterproof to 300 meters. In today’s “super diver” world, 300 meters is hardly commendable. The Rolex Submariner can run 300 meters without sweating. It is the entry diving watch of Rolex, closely following the deeper diving Seadweller or Deepsea. Having said that, 300 meters is indeed the limit that most divers can reach. In fact, according to Wikipedia, 318 meters is the deepest depth anyone can reach with a Scuba device.
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 allows my submarine crew to realize their fantasy, because it plays a very good role, so it is very simple. The design and construction make you believe that it is possible to dive to 2000 meters and you need to be ready at any time. Fortunately, is IWC helpful? We are here to operate the more basic three-hand IWC Aquatimer watch from 2014. You can see how the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 model is built on the basis of this design, which makes enthusiasts more interested.
According to the same page about deep diving, the record of diving depth is 534 meters, while the record of using military atmospheric diving suit is 610 meters. Okay, so for Comex and some other specialized private or military applications, even if it is already full of danger, it may occasionally jump to 600 meters. Technically speaking, this means that all 1000-meter dive watches have a reason to exist. So, what about all diving watches above 2000 meters like IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000? Besides being really cool, what purpose do they have?
This is a good question. Sometimes, I imagine that my ultra-deep diving watch is like a small submarine, and I pretend that if I put them in the ocean, they will loosen, they will dive into the deep ocean and return to the surface to tell me this story. In fact, when it comes to these watches, these watches may work best when hitchhiking on actual submersibles, but they are not very useful in these places. So why do we still love these super divers? Maybe you can share your opinion in the comments below.lian