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IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Chronograph Stainless Steel IW376705
$6,799
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Avi & Co NY
152
US
IWC Aquatimer 44mm Black Galapagos Islands Edition Chronograph...
$2,893
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
154
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
$6,250
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Kronopassion
48
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph "Galapagos Islands" IW379502
$9,000
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Chrono Hour Passion
448
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$9,400
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BlackTagWatches
163
US
IWC IW376705 Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos, Steel
$5,250
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FeelGoodWatches, Inc.
11
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW376705
$4,250
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Wingate's Quality Watches
103
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands Black...
$8,420
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Interwatches
315
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379502 
$8,950
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Watch My Diamonds
254
US
IWC Aquatimer Black PVD Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Watch...
$4,390
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Midtown Watch
46
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,000
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Private Seller
 
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands IW376705
$5,800
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Gemnation
616
US
IWC Aquatimer Galagapos Iw376705 Mens Automatic Rubber Watch...
$3,795
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Empire Time Inc
70
US
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands IW376705 Pre-Owned
$4,950
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Pacific Bay Watch Corporation
132
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
$6,000
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Timepiece Perfection
34
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,225
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Daoud's Fine Jewelry
9
US
IWC Aquatimer Chrono Galapagos
$4,412
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1061
NL
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos
$4,870
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
599
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Island Edition
$3,723
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Ro-Times Luxury Watches e.U.
158
AT
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Island Charls Darvin Stahl Black...
$5,265
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Juwelier Ralf Häffner
1039
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$3,724
Seller
Clock Hands S.r.L.
112
IT
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos black NEW
$9,155
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Timepiece Bank
642
BE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Galapagos Islands"
$8,556
Free shipping
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Guardian Of Time
1037
UK
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
$9,000
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Timepiece Perfection
34
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galappagos Islands
$4,790
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Herbert Mayer - Vintage
115
DE
IWC Aquatimer 44 Chrono Galapagos Islands
$4,068
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1061
NL
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Island 09/2010 4779
$4,009
Free shipping
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Plus Watch - Luxury Watches
3497
IT
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands
$4,124
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Uhrencenter Berlin
533
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos IW376705
$3,671
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CHRONO.dk
106
DK
IWC Aquatimer Edition "Galapagos Islands"
$9,299
Free shipping
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Rent a Box Schmuck und Uhren AG
12
CH
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos IW376705
$4,412
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Chronothek Uhrenhandels GmbH
55
AT
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands IW379502
$9,499
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Uhren2000 GmbH
423
DE
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands Automatic
$4,521
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Iconic Watches
123
UK
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Island Limited Edition
$4,996
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Private Seller
MX
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
$7,572
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
326
UK
IWC Aquatimer Chrono Galapagos Islands IW376705
$4,011
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Filipucci Juweliers
547
NL
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands Edition IW376705 B+P
$5,845
Free shipping
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Luxury Watches USA
10
US
IWC – Aquatimer Chronograph "Galapagos Islands" (IW376705)
$5,200
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Betteridge
7
US
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$7,448
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Private Seller
 
CH
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Island
$4,011
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Private Seller
 
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos
$5,420
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KLUB
91
PT
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$7,707
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Private Seller
 
UK
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos
$4,011
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BUMA Edle Zeitmesser GbR
 
DE
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands
$4,489
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Swiss Watch Company Ltd.
326
UK
IWC Men's Aquatimer Chronograph Automatic Watch
$9,154
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HarveyStore DE
831
DE
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands
$9,190
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Fabel-Time GmbH
1308
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,100
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Erekle Burnadze
GE
IWC Men's Aquatimer Chronograph Automatic Watch
$9,154
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Helvetic Time AG - HarveyStore.com
2136
CH
IWC AQ Chronograph Galapagos Islands
$9,912
Seller
WatchesofMayfair.com
649
UK
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Limited Edition Galapagos
$8,938
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GMT SRL
10
IT
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$8,697
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TIME TRADER
72
PL
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos 3767 full set and second new rubber band
$4,526
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Watchour SARL
14
LU
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands
$9,866
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Horando Deutschland GmbH
96
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos IW379502
$8,061
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Monaco Luxury Watch Dream
1109
MC
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph "Edition Galapagos Islands" 44mm,...
$7,995
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Motion in Time
6
US
IWC Aquatimer Galapagos IW376705
$5,614
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Juwelier Nowak
36
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos ref. IW 376705
$4,297
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7TO7
11
RO
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$4,496
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Montana Prestige SA
 
CH
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos IW379502
$8,383
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Uhrentrader GmbH
695
DE
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph
$3,800
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御寺
CN
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IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands: A Pitch Black Diving Chronograph

The Galapagos is a special edition of the Aquatimer diving watch series from IWC. This black timepiece commemorates the partnership between the Swiss watch manufacturer and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

Highlights

  • Black rubber-coated case
  • Waterproof to 300 m (30 bar)
  • In-house chronograph caliber 89365
  • External/internal rotating bezel (SafeDive system)
  • IWC bracelet quick-change system

In Honor of the Pacific Paradise

Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands is the full name of this impressive watch. The watch's connection to the archipelago in the Pacific Ocean arose through the Charles Darwin Foundation. The foundation is based on Santa Cruz Island and has been researching the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands since 1959. IWC, a leading Swiss watch manufacturer, is one of the foundation's sponsors.

The first thing that catches your eye is the striking black color of the Aquatimer Galapagos. Its case, dial, and rubber strap are all pitch black. The hands and the writing on the dial, on the other hand, are white. This creates a stark contrast that helps you read the watch more easily. Furthermore, the black resembles the color of the island's volcanic rocks. The writing on the dial is even easier to read thanks to the luminous material Superluminova. The normal time is illuminated in blue while the dive time is in green.

The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands's reference number is 3795. Its case is made of steel and gets its color via a matte black rubber coating. It has a diameter of 44 mm and a thickness of 17 mm. It's waterproof to 300 m (30 bar) and has a screw-down crown to help prevent water getting into the case. There's no doubt about it: This is a high-quality dive watch.

However, this watch isn't restricted to use in the water. On land, you can also use it as a stopwatch. The watch is designed as a chronograph so it has a central stopwatch seconds hand with a flyback function. The 60-minute counter is beneath 12 o'clock and a small seconds is above six o'clock. The small seconds hand can be stopped in order to synchronize the watch to the exact time.

A special feature of this Aquatimer is how you can set and read your dive time: You use an internal rotating bezel. Most other diving watches rely on an external bezel like the one on the Rolex Submariner.

In combination with the minute hand, you can use the interal bezel to time periods up to one hour. There's also an additional external bezel which functions like a normal bezel. It can be rotated in both directions, but the internal bezel only turns when you turn the external bezel counterclockwise. You can thus only shorten your dive time and never accidentally lengthen it. This is a required security feature of diving watches that fulfill international standards. IWC calls this feature their SafeDive system.

Older versions of the Aquatimer Galapagos have the reference number 376705. The 3767 Aquatimer premiered in 2009 and has a standard bezel for reading the dive time. The first 15 minutes on the bezel of the 376705 model are against a white background, while the rest of the bezel is black. Furthermore, there are three subdials instead of two: one for the minute counter at 12 o'clock, one for the hour counter at six o'clock, and one for the small seconds at nine o'clock. There's also a date display at three o'clock. This layout is typical of the Valjoux 7750 movement, which powers countless chronographs. It's also the base caliber for this version of the Aquatimer. You should note that this version of the Aquatimer is not as waterproof as its successor: It is only waterproof to 120 meters, or 12 bar.

Which Aquatimer should I buy?

If you're looking for a unique diving watch that doesn't have Hublot's extravagant porthole design, then you should consider the Aquatimer Galapagos Islands.

Above all, the new 3795 stands out with its matte black design and SafeDive system. The timepiece is priced similar to a steel Rolex Submariner, which starts at 7,000 euros for a new watch. Though some new Aquatimers cost over 8,000 euros.

The earlier version with reference number 376705 is less expensive. Most watches in this series are offered in very good condition for around 4,000 euros. New 376705 watches are less common than pre-owned ones, of course. Thus, new timepieces are somewhat more expensive and cost around 5,000 euros.

Both versions of the Aquatimer Galapagos are appealing dive watches. However, the external/internal rotating bezel is only available with the newer version. It is also more waterproof than its predecessor.

If you want to wear your watch while swimming and diving, then you should ensure that any pre-owned watch you're considering buying has had its waterproofness recently inspected. Having it checked within the last year is a good guideline to follow. Some dealers will tell you upon purchase when the watch's waterproofness was last inspected.

Versions of the Aquatimer Galapagos

Reference number 376705 379502
Years produced 2009 - 2014 Since 2014
Waterproofness 120 m (12 bar) 300 m (30 bar)
Caliber 79320 89365
Power reserve 44 hours 68 hours
SafeDive System
Diameter 44 mm 44 mm
Thickness 15 mm 17 mm

Powered by an In-House Caliber Since 2014

The current Aquatimer Galapagos Islands is powered by the in-house caliber 89365. The mechanical automatic movement has a 68-hour power reserve, much higher than average. Normally, automatic movements can run for 40 hours before they need to be wound again. The dial is protected by double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glass, which increases the watch's legibility by preventing glare.

IWC also uses the caliber 89365 in one of their pilot's watches, the Spitfire chronograph. The movement belongs to the 89000-caliber family, vibrates at 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz), and has 35 jewel bearings. The date display can be easily and quickly reset at the end of months with less than 31 days.

The Aquatimer Galapagos Islands' case back gives the watch a special charm. It features an engraving of a marine iguana. This type of iguana is only found on the Galapagos Islands and has been categorized as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Another selling point of the IWC Aquatimer is its exchangeable strap. You can switch between different straps without requiring any tools. One day, you could wear a rubber strap and the next switch to a stainless steel bracelet. IWC has patented their bracelet quick-change system. Changing the strap is possible in eight simple steps, including a final fit check, and takes less than one minute.