|Series||Aquatimer Automatic 42mm|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Crystal||Scratch Resistant Sapphire|
IWC pays tribute in honor of the French diving pioneer and oceanographer Mr. Jacques-Yves Cousteau with a special edition: The Aquatimer Automatic Edition Expedition Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Brushed finished stainless steel case with polished finished beveled corners.
Grained blue dial dial.
Polished applied index hour markers filled with with white luminescent paint that illuminates blue.
Printed minute track.
Polished hands: hour hand filled with white luminescent paint that illuminates blue & the minute hand is filled with white luminescent paint that illuminates green.
IWC SAFEDIVE SYSTEM Uni-directional rotating bezel:
Rotating the external bezel ring counter-clockwise will engage the inner bezel. However rotating the external bezel ring clockwise will not affect the inner bezel, thus preventing the risk of extending the period of time the diver remains under water. This is accomplished via the "sliding clutch system" which allows the external bezel to interact with the internal bezel ring - all the while maintaining the water resistance integrity of the watch. The sliding clutch system is fitted with a polished protective cover located on the case edge at the 9 o'clock position.
Grained blue bezel ring located under the crystal.
Bezel indications: from 0 to 15 is white luminescent indications that illuminates green, from 15 to 0 is printed indications.
Date windows located at the 3 o'clock position.
Black rubber strap fitted with a quick-change system featuring a spring loaded lever located on the lug ends of the strap, allowing for easy removing/replacing.
IWC Caliber 30120, beats at 28,800 vph, contains 21 jewels & has an approximate power reserve of 42 hours.
The engraving on the case back shows "Commandant" Jacques Cousteau with his trademark beanie.
This Watch has an alternate part number:
iw3290 3290-05 329005