Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000

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Porsche Design by IWC Ocean 2000
© Porsche Design

Dive watch by Porsche Design/IWC


In the early eighties, the cooperation between the designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and IWC on behalf of the German Navy led to the production of the dive watch Ocean. As military model, it was a completely anti-magnetic mission timer for mine clearance divers. The civilian version was named Ocean 2000 or Ocean 500, and today it is because of its perfect form, that it has become a gatherer myth.

The names Ocean 500 or Ocean 2000 signal the water resistance to a depth of 500 or 2,000 meters respectively.

Reference:

3503, Ocean 500
3504, Ocean 2000
3519 Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces)

Movement:

IWC Calibre 3752-1, self-winding
Power reserve 40 h

Case:

Titanium
Ø 42 mm, height 10.5 mm (Ocean 500: diameter 34 mm, height 8.5 mm)
Unique sealing system between glass and case
Screw-in crown with 3 pressure-limiting devices
Spherical grinded sapphire crystal with a thickness of 3.7 mm
Waterproof to 2,000 m (Ocean 500: to 500 m)

Dial:

Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Functions:

Black
Tritium indexes
Hands with luminous material

Bracelet:

Links bracelet in titanium

Production period:

1984 to 1998