IWC Schaffhausen launches the first ever Ceratanium watch case

IWC Schaffhausen launches the first ever Ceratanium watch case

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer watch with Ceratanium casesSeptember 12, 2017: To mark the 50th anniversary of Aquatimer diver’s watches, watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has released a special edition with the first Ceratanium case. This material is as light and unbreakable as titanium, but also as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. 

 “Since we already had a pioneering role in the use of titanium and ceramic in the 1980s, we are now once again highlighting our expertise with materials by employing Ceratanium,” explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

The Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer” is limited to just 50 pieces. IWC’s material experts have been working on the development of Ceratanium, based on a titanium alloy for more than five years. The material also scores well for its high skin tolerance and corrosion-resistance. The dial is black, and some components of the IWC manufactured calibre 89802 have also been coloured black, such as the rotor of the self-winding system. The technical features include a digital perpetual calendar. This displays the date and month in large numerals in the style of a digital watch, automatically recognising different month lengths and leap years. The chronograph with flyback function displays stop times, combined in a totalizer at “12 o’clock”.

The special-edition Aquatimer with a Ceratanium case is available in IWC boutiques at the price of CHF 50,000.

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