IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” Reference IW329101

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Case: Titanium case. Water resistant to 2000 meters. Unidirectional rotating inner bezel with hour scale. Signed.

Dial: Black white white markings. Date window at 3 o’clock. Hours, minutes, and seconds. Sapphire crystal. Signed.

Movement: In-house automatic caliber A30120. 21 jewels. Power reserve of 42 hours.

Reference: IW329101.

Case Number: 6088xxx.

Diameter: 42mm, thickness: 14.5mm.

Circa: 2017.

Condition: Like new, presented with original box and papers.

More about IWC:

The use of titanium in watch cases is a modern development, having been pioneered by IWC in the 1980’s with the Porsche Design “Titane” model. In the 1970s, IWC developed a series of new strategies for targeting new markets, including working with Porsche Design to produce sportier watches. In 1982, the Ocean 2000 diving watch – reference 3500 – was shown at Basel Fair and featured a titanium case. Titanium was appealing for a number of reasons, including its lightweight, resistance to corrosion, and antimagnetic properties. However, because it is difficult to work with, it is challenging to produce a large number of watches in titanium cases.

IWC was determined to use the material and consequently developed their own fabrication techniques. Not only did they succeed in producing a titanium case for a series of watches but produced a case that had improved water resistance – to depths of 2000 meters. The cases were machined in such a way that a back case gasket was not needed, since the fit of the case back screw threads and case were so precise.

The present watch is one in a limited edition series of 350 examples to mark the 35th anniversary of the Ocean 2000 in 2017. Sized down from the original model, which had a diameter of more than 48mm, and a thickness of almost 21mm, the present example is more wearable when not wearing a dive suit.