Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen introduces a limited-edition diver’s watch inspired by the dramatic shark photography of Michael Muller

At a private event at its boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles last week, IWC Schaffhausen, maker of high-end timepieces, celebrated a special edition of its iconic Aquatimer diver’s watch inspired by the dramatic shark photography of Michael Muller.

The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks”—only 500 of which were produced—features a hammerhead shark engraving on the case back and is bundled with a signed limited Collector’s Edition copy of Michael’s Taschen monograph, Sharks, packaged in a bite-proof metal shark cage.

For more information, visit iwc.com/press. Below, photos from the launch party. Click here or below to watch a commercial for the watch featuring Michael himself.

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Photographer Michael Muller, Colleen Saftler, and President Program Strategy and COO FX Productions Chuck Saftler attend the IWC Schaffhausen watch launch of the special edition, Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" (Ref. IW379506) during an exclusive Cocktail at the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles on December 8, 2016. The special Edition is limited to 500 watches and features a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller's book of the same name. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Michael Muller with Colleen Saftler and President Program Strategy and COO FX Productions Chuck Saftler. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images.)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Photographer Michael Muller (R) and Baseball Player C. J. Wilson attend the IWC Schaffhausen watch launch of the special edition, Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" (Ref. IW379506) during an exclusive Cocktail at the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles on December 8, 2016. The special Edition is limited to 500 watches and features a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller's book of the same name. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Baseball player C.J. Wilson and Michael. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images.)

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The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Sharks” features a hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. (Photos courtesy PPR/IWC.)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: IWC Schaffhausen watch launch of the special edition, Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" (Ref. IW379506) during an exclusive Cocktail at the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles on December 8, 2016. The special Edition is limited to 500 watches and features a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller's book of the same name. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

The Collector’s Edition of Michael’s book is packaged in a bite-proof metal shark cage. (Photo courtesy PPR/IWC.)

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Photographer Michael Muller (R) and Author Kimberly Muller attend the IWC Schaffhausen watch launch of the special edition, Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" (Ref. IW379506) during an exclusive Cocktail at the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles on December 8, 2016. The special Edition is limited to 500 watches and features a special hammerhead shark engraving on the case back. The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition "Sharks" is exclusively bundled with a copy of Michael Muller's book of the same name. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Michael and his wife, Kimberly Muller. (PPR/IWC/Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images.)

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