The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 replica watch is an incredibly evocative timepiece for those of you, like me, who are over 40 years of age and who grew up with the Ocean 2000 ads on mags like AD (Architectural Digest), the very same commercials that inspired my very first real article about the brand from Schaffhausen .
Let’s now go to the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 replica watch. In my opinion, the IWC Aquatimer replica watch has had two milestones in its lifecycle; the original model from 1967 and the Ocean 2000 that was designed by Porsche Design with the addition of some features of the famous third-last edition and of the GST too. This timepiece has stood out for its original style that features a simple dial, a rotating inner bezel and, on the third-last edition, a double crown that allows the rotation of the bezel.
The last series that was released before the 2014 revamp had somehow lost that special alchemy that makes you immediately say the word “ Aquatimer ” with the absence of the IWC logo too despite the presence of a beautiful sapphire-made bezel , a very expensive solution that gave this timepiece an exceptional luminescence. The IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 replica watch marks the come-back of the first original IWC Aquatimer replica watch with a clear infusion of features taken from the Ocean 2000 .
It seems like the artisans of Schaffhausen have tried to push even further that particular centricity of the dial of the IWC Aquatimer replica watch and move the focal attention on to the case. The size of the case has been increased to 46mm. Last but not least, the rubber-made winding crow is tiny, black and almost invisible.
To top it all off, here comes the yellow colour of the applied indexes and of the counters; the typical nuance of the IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 replica watch and the missing link between this collection and the GST one that, with its Deep One , has represented the zenith of the IWC-made diver’s watch. This timepiece features a rubber-made strap and an extra replacement strap that is similar to a NATO strap and that is sold as an accessory, I can well say that this is a diver’s watch that you feel like wearing again and again, not only when you plunge into the water.