3524 IWC Porsche Design Ocean 2000


I’m not sure a single watch has ever been so drastically ahead of its time as IWC’s Ocean 2000 was when it arrived to the civilian market in 1982. It defies categorization and expectation in every dimension. In the 80s, Rolex’s 16660 Sea-Dweller was capable of diving 1220m. IWC hit 2000 thanks to development through…

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Bundeswehr-Issued IWC Porsche Design Ocean 2000


When I say integrated sports watch, you almost certainly imagine a RO, Nautilus, or Overseas. You almost certainly do not imagine a Laureato, Octo Finissimo (despite it holding all the records today), or this: an imaginative 1980s diver with a full integrated titanium bracelet issued to Bundeswehr combat dive units known as Kampfschwimmers. This is…

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