In those days, bronze – which is non-corrosive – was used for portholes, fittings and nautical instruments. In keeping with Darwin’s realization that “nothing is more constant than change”, and depending on the use to which it is put, bronze develops a patina in the course of time and darkens in colour, giving the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” its own unmistakable character.
With its impressive case diameter of 49 millimetres, the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month is the second-largest wristwatch in the history of IWC – just behind the Big Pilot’s Watch launched in 1940.
If you were to approach the former fishing village of Portofino from the sea, the picturesque old houses could easily trick you into thinking that time had stood still, until you suddenly notice the sleek yachts with their luxury interiors and state-of-the-art technology lying at anchor. The elegant Portofino Chronograph provokes a similar reaction.
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