Though IWC Schaffhausen will focus most of its energy on the Da Vinci collection for 2017, here’s a look at a special edition coming out of its Aquatimer diver’s watch collection. The monochrome look is complemented with a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back, and each of the 500 watches comes bundled with the extra-large coffee-table edition of Michael Muller’s book of the same name. The American photographer is famous for his portraits of the world’s most elite actors, musicians and sports stars. But for the past decade, Muller has been concentrating on his work with sharks. He swims with the ocean predators without the usual protection of an iron cage, approaching them with a 1,200-watt underwater strobe lighting rig. The limited Collector’s Edition book is signed by the photographer and presented in a bite-proof metal shark cage. Famed for his portraits of Hollywood stars, the American photographer travelled the globe to document shark species.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph “Sharks” Edition with Collector’s Book (Ref. IW379506)
Limited edition 500 pieces
44mm stainless steel case (IWC SafeDive bezel system), automatic mechanical IWC Caliber 89365