In order to shoot the documentary ‘The Dragons of Galapagos’, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a famous pioneer in marine research, set out on an adventure in 1971. Pilot a research vessel towards the remote Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Not only did he capture the stunning underwater footage of the Galapagos iguanas, but he also observed their habits closely. The special edition of the Jacques-Yves Cousteau Adventure Journey is a special edition of the Schaffhausen IWC in honor of this fruitful research trip.
Calypso rides through the Pacific Ocean. The oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997) leaned on the railing, covering his forehead with a red hat that never left, and watched the opposite coast intently. On black volcanic rocks, the Galapagos iguana lazily basks in the sun, absorbing heat for diving into the sea for food. Prior to this, no one had systematically observed their actions underwater. This page of history was opened in 1971. At that time, the scientific investigation of the oceans by human beings had just begun. Cousteau has long been a legend as a diving explorer, an active environmentalist, and an award-winning underwater filmmaker. For the television documentary ‘The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau’, he and his like-minded embarked on an expedition to the remote Galapagos Islands to study these living fossils State of survival.
The marine iguana can dive to a depth of 15 meters and stay for 30 minutes in the snorkeling. It deeply attracted the diving pioneer of Cousteau. ‘There are special reasons why the members of the Calipso are interested in marine iguanas,’ Cousteau revealed in his film ‘Dragon of Galapagos.’ ‘Because We are always looking for new possibilities to improve people’s diving ability. ‘As one of the inventors of the first submersible, this engineer and technical fan has contributed greatly to the popularity of diving. IWC set its sights on the ever-expanding diver’s watch market in the mid-1960s, and in 1967 created the first sensational 200-meter water-resistant marine timepiece-perhaps due to Cousteau. Like the Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the Schaffhausen watch factory not only possesses a pioneering spirit of technology and pursues perfection, but also strives for a healthy and vibrant environment. As a result, the brand has launched six special edition watches to pay tribute to the visionary ‘Guardian of the Sea’. 2014 is the year of IWC marine timepieces. The marine chronograph ‘Jacques-Yves Cousteau Adventure’ Special Edition (model IW376805) is reminiscent of the great scientific journey of the Calipso towards the Galapagos Islands.
The Cousteau feature of IWC’s new special edition watch can be seen at a glance: the marine blue dial with rotating inner ring and the small coral red second hand on the chronograph dial at 9 o’clock are a tribute to Cousteau It cleverly reflects his lifelong love for coral reefs. This stainless steel case chronograph has the same construction as the marine chronograph and has all the features of a diver’s watch for adventure. The innovatively developed inner and outer rotating bezels are equipped with the IWC SafeDive system, which can prevent accidental misadjustment of the diving time, thereby improving the practicality of this diver’s watch, and the water resistance is also improved from 12 to 30 .
The timing function can achieve up to 12 hours of segmented and cumulative timing, and the underwater timing is equally important. This makes the watch fully capable of playing the role of an important backup system when diving, such as measuring the decompression time. Super-LumiNova® * luminous coating ensures clear reading in water even in dark or poor visibility conditions. In order to avoid any form of misreading, the corresponding hands and time scales are displayed in two colors: green for diving-related information and blue for hours.
The small second hand is coral red in the dark and can be used at any time to check whether the watch is working properly. The watch also has a date and day display. The engraved pattern on the bottom of the table reproduces the face of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who is known as the ‘captain’, and of course his iconic sheep hat. The watch is equipped with a black rubber strap and a new IWC bracelet quick-change system, allowing easy interchange between a rubber strap and a stainless steel bracelet (optional) without leaving the house.
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