Continuing the successful Jacques Cousteau editions of it's superb Aquatimer model, IWC have lifted the covers from the fifth edition to take it's place among the range.
The IWC Aquatimer model has been a real grower on me over recent years, particularly the Cousteau editions, and in it's latest guise, I think it just looks better than ever!
This edition stands out from previous releases in that it marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary French underwater explorer on June 11 and this is commemorated on the watch's caseback with the engraved bust of Cousteau above the 1910 - 2010 centenial tribute.
As a diver's watch it features stout luminous steel hands and applied hour markers set against the graphite grey coloured dial, a stainless steel rotating bezel with ceramic numerals ring and rubber-clad crown, all on a 44mm x 15mm stainless steel case, so it has all the features and will also withstand depths of 120m.
The recessed chrono subdials, being the same deep dark blue as the centering arrow on the bezel, really set off the effect of the watch and beneath the day and date windows is the Jacques Cousteau signature. It all sits on a natural black rubber strap with tang buckle.
The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Jacques Cousteau Edition 2010 is powered by the IWC Calibre 79320 automatic movement.