At The Watch Geek we recognise that The Adventurer is looking to break boundaries, not their wristwatch, so a watch that is both robust and reliable is essential. We all know that life will give us all a good knock or two, but The Adventurer takes it all in their stride, picking themselves up and keeping going, whatever the situation, and their watch should be no exception. Whether they’re exploring the deep ocean or climbing the highest peaks, The Adventurer needs their wristwatch to be up to the task, so being waterproof is a must, as is being shock resistant. Their watch should also be packed with all the necessary complications to help them navigate the various rigours their world holds, with dependability and sturdiness above all else.

Take the IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands Special Edition, for example. The Galapagos special edition pays tribute to the research and protection of the archipelago by the Charles Darwin Research Station. Darwin's voyage aboard HMS Beagle in 1831 lasted nearly 5 years. It was a fantastic adventure in the age of discovery, which led to development of the revolutionary Theory of Evolution.

This watch is the perfect choice for The Adventurer. The 44mm stainless-steel case features a matte black rubber coating, applied via a complex vulcanization process, which adds durability and gives the timepiece an unmatched look and feel. The watch is also fitted with the IWC-manufactured 79320-calibre movement for reliability and accuracy, and features a 12 hour chronograph, an integrated flyback function, date, weekday, and small seconds. 

For diving, the watch comes equipped with an external/internal rotating bezel with SafeDive system, and features a contrasting colour for the first quarter-hour on the rotating bezel. The Super-LumiNova®* luminescent coating on the numerals, indices and hands contrast strongly with the black dial for increased underwater legibility. The watch is also water-resistance to 12 bar, making the IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands Special Edition a great choice for any keen diver. 

At The Watch Geek, all our timepieces are verified as authentic and the IWC Aquatimer Galapagos Islands Special Edition is no exception, and is IWC certified as genuine. There are no hidden fees when making a purchase through TWG; the price listed on the site is the final cost of ownership. All our watches are fully insured until they arrive with you and, for further peace of mind, we provide a 12 month guarantee.

So, if you are looking for the perfect timepiece for your next adventure, look no further than The Watch Geek.