2014, a year for IWC Aquatimer. We look back the whole year and watches that are released in this year, trying to find out the most popular elements on Aquatimer and its drawback. It has a major update since 2009 and return to its original proportion. IWC Aquatimer 42-mm Automatic has huge lug and dial and is more like a huge-size watch, but it is the smallest watch in 2014 Aquatimer watches.
The last Aquatimer has sapphire bezel and clear reading but lost some very typical IWC features. Bezel now is made of steel. You may miss a more durable bezel but this is a really important design. The bezel is inspired by Porsche, and two luminous materials are applied: one is white luminescence and another one is a green luminescence. Particularly the last color is widely used in Aquatimer, which is quite rare. Two colors appear to less dim and become brighter.
The new Aquatimer has a pleasing dial, and what really makes IWC care about is how it feels. A good example is the IWC SafeDive. This waterproof device is easy to use. It was designed to rotate the inner bezel by driving the bezel. The bezel can rotate bidirectionally, which means the inner bezel is closely connected to the inner bezel. About the left crown, we have many speculations. First, it looks like a helium valve, and also like a lock system for SafeDive device. When the watch is placed under the water, water could be removed from small holes. As a diver watch, the new Aquatimer has good performance as it has 300 meters in terms of water-resistance. Actually, all the Aquatimer watches have good performance on diving. It seems like those waters are ready and reminds to dive with it. ETA movement is a home-made one, but could make it cheaper.