Sometimes, new watches fit the novelty bill to a tee, as in the case of the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Replica“Sharks”. Surely, offering a watch as part of a package with a book, all presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage, must count as novel!
Obviously, the Chronograph Edition “Sharks” is the same Aquatimer we looked at a couple of years ago, with some tweaks. The IWC Replica Watches features a hammerhead shark engraving on the solid case back. We’ll revisit some of the other details in a bit.
IWC Replica describes his work here as having “an unprecedented degree of technical perfection”, which probably explains why the Schaffhausen-based watchmaker was drawn to him.
Aside from the engraving on the case back, the grey dial is meant to evoke the distinctive colouring of many shark species. In terms of hands, hour markers, numerals, functions, and movement, this edition is the same as the standardLimited Edition IWC Copy Aquatimer Chronograph.
Replica IWC’s Da Vinci collection has undergone yet another major revamp, with a return this year to the round case shape that it sported in the 1980s. The updated collection is skewed heavily towards a female audience, with a design-centric approach that captures the spirit of the original round Da Vinci watches, while keeping them relevant in the 21st century.
On the technical front, the IWC Replica Watches equipped with Calibre 89900, the newest member of the 89000 chronograph movement family. This flyback chronograph combines its minute and hour totalisers into a single sub-dial at 12 o’clock, so elapsed time can be read like a normal clock.
The flying tourbillon here is of particular interest, as several technical advancements have been implemented here. For a start, it contains two levers that grip the IWC Replicabalance when the crown is pulled out — this stops the entire gear train, essentially allowing time to be set down to the second, just like a regular movement with hacking seconds.
IWC unveiled a revamped Da Vinci collection which harkened back to its 1989s original round case shape. Now, the new Replica Watches IWC Ingenieur collectionfalls in the same vein, recalling the original 1950s first generation Ingenieur, boasting the signature vintage character and a lighter, more elegant classical appearance.
Homage to the design cues of the classic 1950s 36mm IWC Ingenieur. The tapered baton index and dot dial returns in the latest IWC Replica Ingenieur collection eschewing Genta’s re-design in embrace of the classic aesthetic. The new Ingenieur Automatic however, differs slightly – fewer dots and thicker hands and indexes.