iwc aquatimer ceratanium


For the 50th anniversary of the Aquatimer collection, IWC has unveiled the first diving watch with a case made from Ceratanium in a limited edition.

To celebrate the golden jubilee of Aquatimer, IWC has chosen not to dive back into the history of the collection, but to provide a modern take on its diving watch with a limited edition of 50 pieces. The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month “50 Years of Aquatimer” Edition stands out through the original design of its impressive 49mm Ceratanium-machined case. Ceratanium is a titanium and ceramic alloy. The result? It has the ideal properties of both elements. It is as robust and resistant to scratching as ceramics and it is as light and unbreakable as titanium. This high-tech material is also designed to provide a high level of rust resistance. Ceratanium is attractive for its aesthetic features, too. After being consolidated in a kiln, it takes on a highly original deep black colour.

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The watch runs on an automatic movement. The calibre 89802 provides an ample power reserve of 68 hours and displays the digital perpetual calendar. Two counters show the date and the month in large figures. This cutting-edge mechanism can recognise the various durations of months and leap-years. Short time periods can also be measured with its chronograph and flyback function. The results are displayed in a dedicated counter at 12 o’clock.

iwc aquatimer ceratanium materials

The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month has not left behind its aquatic origins and really is a tool for divers. The timepiece is watertight down to 100 metres, and its revolving internal bezel gives information about the duration of the dive.

Price: CHF50,000

By Dan Diaconu