The prototype was built in 1982 as a watch for mine clearance divers and designed by the legendary Ferdinand A. Porsche. The version for non-military use, the Ocean 2000, was the first watch with a pressure-resistance of 200 bar and was much coveted by collectors. The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 is a reliable backup system, even for the most exacting underwater missions. The 46-millimetre titanium case ensures the dial is legible and leaves enough room for the robust IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement. The chunky external rotating bezel can be adjusted easily even when wearing gloves and, as the name SafeDive system suggests, offers the diver a very high level of safety. The rubber strap is optionally available in an XXL version that can be worn over a neoprene suit or a drysuit. For the designers, only one motif was thought appropriate for the engraving on the back of the cover: the classic diving helmet worn by deep-sea divers.
With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.