We’re big fans of Michael Muller’s shark portraits, which capture the terrifyingly remarkable beasts in excellent detail. To help celebrate the release of Muller’s latest book (which, by the way, comes packaged in an awesome metal cage), IWC put together the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks.
A collaboration between Muller, IWC, and book publisher Taschen, it’s a diver’s watch designed for wearing at depths of up to 1,000 feet, so you can actually wear it while swimming with the apex predators in the middle of the ocean. And, no, you don’t actually have to swim with the sharks in order to appreciate this timepiece, so it’s fine if you’d rather just wear like any regular watch.
The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks has a dial with gray hands and indicators that resemble the most common of color of sharks. That dial comes with a pair of chronograph subdials, along with a dive timing scale integrated in the internal/external mechanical rotating bezel, so you can keep track of how long you’ve actually been in the water. It comes in a 44mm stainless steel case, with a black rubber strap.
Features include a back plate containing an engraving of a school of hammerhead sharks, flyback function, luminescent elements for underwater visibility, and IWC’s 89365 calibre movement, which comes with 68 hours of power reserve. It comes in a limited edition of 500 units.
Available now, the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Sharks is priced at $12,200.