Thanks to its robustness and dependability, the diver's watch remains the sports watch of choice to this day and doubles as a reliable reserve as the indispensable underwater backup system, even if the dive computer now relieves the underwater sportsman of most of the necessary calculations.
Once again, IWC Schaffhausen has extensively revised, both technically and aesthetically, its family of diver's watches, first introduced in 1967 under the name Aquatimer and since then further developed on a number of occasions. This step coincides with a new partnership in support of environmental and marine conservation, which IWC has entered into with the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos to mark the Darwin bicentennial year in 2009. One of the Aquatimer models, the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands, is dedicated specifically to this commitment.
The Aquatimer family will include the following watches from 2009 onwards: