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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: IW376705
    Case No: 3’814’363
    Model Name: Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Island Edition
    Material: Vulcanized rubber-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 79320, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45.6mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated IWC guarantee stamped Unique Timepieces, Hong Kong, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galápagos Islands edition ref. IW376705 debuted in 2009 as a tribute to the partnership with the Charles Darwin Foundation for environmental cause. Sporting in a stealthy matte-black appearance, the entire watch is covered with vulcanized black rubber on top of the stainless steel case. To complement the robust profile of the Aquatimer Chronograph, a bright glow of Superluminova in green, blue and neon yellow are coated on the hands, hour markers and bezel, making this timepiece extremely cool in action under water. Furthermore, the solid caseback features a medallion with an engraving of the endangered Galápagos tortoise as a tribute to the partnership.

    The present example offered by the original owner is preserved in excellent like-new condition, the timepiece is also amongst the first Aquatimer to be fitted with a quick-change strap system. Designed for great cause and functionality, the present example is a perfect fit for the passionate diving enthusiast.

  • Artist Biography

    IWC

    Swiss • 1868

    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 high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. IW376705
A fine and attractive vulcanized rubber-coated stainless steel diver’s chronograph wristwatch with date, guarantee and presentation box, made in collaboration with the Charles Darwin Foundation

Circa 2009
45.6mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$24,000 - 40,000 
€2,700-4,400
$3,100-5,100

Sold for HK$35,280

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021