In the history of professional diving and depth achievements, you won’t find an IWC on top of the list. The first traces of building divers watches date back to the 1930s by Rolex. Most watch manufacturers started only in the 1950s and in this decade most divers watches we being developed by the big brands. The Omega Seamaster, the submariners, the Blancpain divers…
The first traces of an IWC divers watch date back to only 1967 with their first #812 Aquatimer, but this watch was directly competing with the best divers watches out there with an astonishing waterproofness to 200m. Their upgraded version of the first Aquatimer, the 816, was even better. Waterproof up to 300m. Better than a Rolex Submariner from the same year…With the historical diving achievements missing on the scoreboard of IWC, the Aquatimer never gained as much popularity as a Submariner, Panerai. Unfortunate for the brand but even more unfortunate for the customers.
The outer ring in this watch can be adjusted by turning the upper crown to set your own manual timer when cooking, or diving of course. This watch is equipped with an original IWC & Gay Freres bracelet, perfect for a divers watch. This Aquatimer was serviced by IWC in April 2018 and still has a long time of international warranty apart from our own warranty. The original box and service history are available with this watch as well making it a beautiful and complete set.
Simply a great vintage set, visit our store and check it out. We are located in the Reestraat, Amsterdam.