Remembering Darwin

Remembering Darwin

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The Swiss watch manufactur er is launching four special editions in support of the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Cousteau SocietyThe Swiss watch manufacturer is launching four special editions in support of the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Cousteau Society

Man’s dream of diving is probably as old as his dream of flying Download the app in-venture. In the 1960s, his fascination with the underwater world led to unprecedented efforts to explore new found depths systematically. The growing popularity of amateur diving challenged the watch industry to develop diver’s watches that were water-resistant, robust and, above all, totally reliable 교육방송 다운로드. Time management under water is critical: a diver’s health – or even life – can depend on it.

In 1967, IWC launched the Aquatimer. Water-resistant to 20 bar, the company’s first diver’s watch founded a watch family whose success has continued unabated to this day large files from the web server. Ever since then the evolution of the diver’s watches from IWC continues. The 2014 Aquatimer collection from IWC Schaffhausen comes with inspired technical features, even more in-house calibres and a patented IWC bracelet quick-change system 앱 순이 다운로드. For the first time ever, a haute horlogerie complication in the form of a perpetual calendar with a large digital date display appears in this watch family 2fa. Bronze likewise makes its debut as a metal for the case. Additionally, the Swiss watch manufacturer is launching four special editions in support of the work of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Cousteau Society Seven Gorges.

“The Aquatimer is a distinctively masculine, dynamic and professional sports watch line, with a tradition dating back to 1967,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Gear VR Udon. “The influence of legendary design elements and colours of the Aquatimer heritage is unmistakable. The design of the new generation, however, is more purist than that of its
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The Aquatimer Chronograph
The Aquatimer Chronograph

The fact that the new Aquatimer watch collection is being launched against the stupendous backdrop of the  Galapagos Islands is no coincidence ultra-high definition computer wallpapers. “Very few regions on Earth are home to such a fascinating diversity of species, both on land and in the ocean, as this unique archipelago,” continues Kern packet tracer 7.1 다운로드. “Our Aquatimer watches are the perfect companion for demanding expeditions above and below water, and are entirely in their element in this natural paradise 거지키우기 버그 다운로드. But the massive extent of the threat posed to this World Heritage Site is also clear to us.”

As a manufacturer of top-quality watches that stand for lasting value, the Swiss company feels a very special obligation to help preserve the fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands. It therefore supports and sponsors the Charles Darwin Foundation and its research organization, which adopts a scientific approach to the challenges on the Galapagos. IWC brings the same commitment to the Cousteau Society,which dedicates itself to continuing the research work of Jacques Cousteau (1910–1997) and the preservation of the world’s seas. With his unique photography and film work depicting the rich diversity of marine life, the French deep-sea diver brought The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, as his most popular TV series was known, to the homes of millions of people worldwide. A passionate engineer, inventor, researcher and film-maker, he heightened awareness of the need to protect the blue planet as no one else has done.

IWC’s work with the Charles Darwin Foundation goes back to 2009, when the scientific world celebrated Darwin’s 200th birthday. “The cooperation with IWC has enabled us to push ahead with important protective and research measures, and to make our cause better known worldwide,” says Swen Lorenz, CEO of the Charles Darwin Foundation.

With two new Aquatimer Chronograph special editions – “Galapagos Islands”(Ref. IW379502) and “50 Years Science for Galapagos”(Ref. IW379504) – IWC has dedicated two very special timepieces to the Charles Darwin Foundation and helps sponsor its indefatigable effortsby channelling part of the proceeds from sales to the charitable organisation and its Research Station.