IWC Sharks Special Edition

Today, increasing numbers of shark species are facing extinction. According to researchers, more than 100 million sharks are caught and killed every year around the world for their fin, meat, or gill rakers. Overfishing also depletes their food sources and accelerates their deaths. Since 2009, IWC Schaffhausen has been working intensively with the Charles Darwin foundation in its charitable efforts to help ocean conservation and preservation of sharks. “Protecting endangered species is one of the key themes in IWC’s commitment to environmental issues.” To raise the awareness of the situation of sharks, IWC collaborates with the prestigious art publisher Taschen and the renowned American photographer Michael Muller and presents the exclusive Shark edition of the iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch.


The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” (Ref. IW379506) is housed in 44mm stainless steel case with slate-colored dial with luminescence. Date display, stopwatch function, flyback function, and small hacking seconds are also featured on the dial. The watch is powered by the IWC-manufactured 89365 caliber that offers 68 hours power reserve, and it is water resistant to 30 bar. The case back has an engraving depicting a group of hammered head sharks. The watch is also bundled with a copy of Michael Muller’s book of the same name. The limited Collector’s edition Taschen book is signed by the photographer and presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage. The Sharks special edition is limited to 500 piece only.