When we set out to look for our first diver, CronotempVs 4 by “IWC”, we had three key aspects in mind; the case, the movement and the history of the watch. This reduced the list of possible contenders to a handful of options. Out of these three priorities IWC’s Aquatimer 2000 was clearly ahead in the first and second while not neglecting the third either. The first Aquatimer saw the light in 1967…
The first prototype of the Ocean 2000 was built in 1982 as a watch for mine clearance divers and designed by the legendary Ferdinand A. Porsche. The version for non-military use was the first watch with a pressure-resistance of 200 bar and is much coveted by collectors. It was there time to present the CronotempVs 4 by “IWC”.
With a unique and easy to use inner turning bezel mechanism and its 200 BAR pressure resistance, the Aquatimer 2000 is without a doubt the best performing complicated watch case in “Haute Horologerie”. The 80110 calibre is conceived and perfected for the extreme conditions endured by a “professional” watch. There is no doubt the Aquatimer 2000 is a superlative “diver” in every aspect.
The CronotempVs 4 by “IWC” is a force to be reckoned with.