The IWC Aquatimer “Cousteau Divers” were created to pay tribute to the Frenchman, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who found fame as a pioneer of diving, and became the first man to explore the underwater world and invented the equipment used in the scuba diving. IWC released in 2004 this stainless steel Cousteau Diver, which is limited to 1953 individually numbered pieces in commemorating the first Red Sea expedition by Jacques-Yves Cousteau back in 1953.
The Cousteau Divers watch is powered by the automatic IWC Caliber 30110, with 21 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. Water-resistant upto 1000 meters. It has a mechanical rotating inner bezel, screwed-in crown, a convex sapphire crystal, coated on both sides, a very unique striking deep-blue dial, orange minute indices, date-display at 3, centre seconds with stop function and luminous elements on hands, dial and hour markers. Specially-made matching high quality IWC rubber strap. Back of the case is engraved with the signet of the Alcyone, Jacques Cousteau’s famous high-tech expedition vessel, this indeed make it a collector’s score.
This IWC is a limited edition of 1,953 pieces. It's supplied with its' warranty card dated 2004 and an IWC travel box. The overall condition of the watch does show some minor signs of use around the case.
The watch has not been polished. The rubber band is rated 7/10.