Detailed features & specifications
The distinctly puristic design of the dial and the more reserved choice of colours and shapes reference the look of the first Aquatimer released in 1967 and gives it a more modern reinterpretation.
The chronograph function handles single stop times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours and is a reliable companion even on long dives. Even with three subdials and a date and day display, the black dial is remarkably uncluttered. The external/internal rotating bezel with a SafeDive system designed to prevent inadvertent changes of the dive time boosts the practical use of the diver’s watch, as does the increase in water-resistance to 30 bar.
The protective cover for the sliding clutch system at “9 o’clock” blends seamlessly into the overall look of the watch. Ticking away inside the 44-millimetre stainless-steel case is the robust 79320-calibre chronograph movement with a 44-hour power reserve. The watch is supplied with a black rubber strap.
Scuba diving pioneer, researcher and filmmaker – Jacques Cousteau dedicated his life to the fascinating world of the deep seas. He not only invented with engineer Gagnan, the first diving regulator, which allowed divers to stay underwater for long period of time, he also founded the Cousteau Society, which is committed to ocean research and the protection of marine life. “Le Commandant” also made over 120 films and published countless books that awakened a fascination for the blue planet in people across the world. IWC has been supporting the work of the Cousteau Society as a partner since 2004. As part of this partnership, the Schaffhausen watchmakers regularly release special editions in honour of Jacques Cousteau. These diver’s watches feature a trademark deep blue dial and special back engravings. A share of the proceeds from the sale of these watches goes towards the establishment of marine protected areas and the restoration of his former research ship, the Calypso.
- Calibre: 7932
- Crystal: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
- Functions: Chronograph function with minutes and seconds, Flyback function, Date display, Small hacking seconds
- Water Resistance: 30 bar (~300 metres)
- Bracelet Strap: Black rubber strap with IWC-patented quick-change system
- Power Reserve: 44 hours Power Reserve