Ferdinand A. Porsche designed the Aquatimer Ocean 2000 watch for IWC Schaffhausen back in 1982.

With its avant-garde design, this extremely pressure-resistant diver’s watch was years ahead of its time.

In celebration of the 35th birthday of this style icon, IWC is now releasing a special limited edition diver’s watch with a thickness of just 14.5 millimetres.

Limited to 350 watches, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000” is the thinnest deep-sea diver’s watch in IWC’s collection.

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Despite the minimal case height, it functions reliably on dives of up to 2,000 metres – thanks to the new, improved shape of the titanium case.

Design features such as the black dial, the white hands and indices coated with luminescent paint and the red tip of the seconds hand are inspired by the original Ocean 2000, and the deep-sea diver’s helmet engraved on the back of the watch reminds the owner each day of its extreme pressure-resistance of 200 bar.

When diving with compressed air, divers must always keep an eye on the time to make sure they don’t put themselves in danger by returning to the surface too quickly.

On the Aquatimer watch, the dive time can be set using the rotating bezel for extra safety.

IWC’s SafeDive system ensures that the bezel can only be adjusted by turning it anticlockwise, so even if the bezel is accidentally moved, zero hour – the time at which the diver can return to the surface without the need for decompression stops – is never exceeded.

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The Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition “35 Years Ocean 2000″, by IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN