|Model:||Aquatimer Cousteau Divers – LE 495/1953|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||42mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||47mm|
Brand new IWC Aquatimer Cousteau Divers – LE 495/1953 with round blue dial and white batons for the hours. At 6 o’clock, appears “Cousteau Divers”. The window for the date is at 3 o’clock. The watch features an internal diver’s bezel with orange color up to 15 minutes and then blue with orange Arabic numerals numbers. The crown at the 4 o’clock position controls it. The hands are white and orange with baton style. The crown at 2 o’clock has the IWC logo. It is a stainless steel screwed back case with engrave outside “IWC Aquatimer – 495/1953 – 3109549”. It is an automatic movement with caliber 30110 and 21 jewels. The watch comes with a blue rubber strap and stainless steel IWC buckle. The aesthetic of this watch is beautiful. It is a brand new full set.
The company was founded in 1841 by Florentine A. Jones in the small town of Rummey in the United States. When he turned 14, Jones moved to Boston to work with watchmakers and then move again in 1868 to Schaffhausen. His goal was to make cheap pocket watches for the US market using the industrial techniques. In 1869, he signed a lease with Johann Heinrich Moser where 2 years later the first pocket watches were produced. 1875 was the year of the first company bankruptcy followed by a second bankruptcy in 1879. Then the company is acquired by the Swiss industrial family Rauschenbach. In 1978, Instek AG bought the company. In 2000, the company is sold again to the Richemont group. Calibers of the brand are mythical as the “Jones”, “Mega” or “Pellaton”. IWC brand is particularly known in the world of aviation with the model “Mark 11”. IWC has also worked with “Porsche Design” and today IWC is particularly famous for this “Portuguese” model.
Automatic movement with caliber IWC 30110 with 21 jewels, 28,800 A/h frequency and 42 hours of power reserve. It is a movement based on the ETA 2892-A2.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 42mm
Length including lugs: 47mm