Carmelo Anthony’s Haute Time Watch of the Day: IWC Aquatimer Chronograph “50 Years Science for Galapagos”
IWC introduced a totally revamped Aquatimer collection at this year’s SIHH, including a trio of special edition watches that pay tribute to environmental conservation of the Galapagos Islands. This piece commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Charles Darwin Research Station, a scientific institution set up by the Charles Darwin Foundation on the islands. The Galapagos is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean classified as a UNESCO world heritage site for its rich ecosystem and vast number of endemic species. Darwin’s study of the islands led to his theory of evolution. IWC has supported the Charles Darwin Foundation since 2009. The watch contains the Caliber 89365, a self-winding chronograph movement, with an external/internal rotating bezel, a date display, small hacking seconds and luminescent elements on the hands, dial and internal rotating bezel. It features the IWC bracelet quick-change system and is water resistant to 300 meters. The caseback is engraved and numbered – the watch is limited to 500 pieces.