Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2018

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Clockwise from top left: Ferdinand A. Porsche designed the original Aquatimer Ocean 2000 for IWC Schaffhausen in 1982. Limited to 350 pieces, the Aquatimer Automatic 2000 Edition "35 Years Ocean 2000" (Ref. IW329101) is the thinnest deep-sea diver's watch in IWC's collection. Despite the minimal case height, it functions reliably on dives of up to 2,000 meters ($6,999; iwc. com). In 2018, Audemars Piguet is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore. Shown is the Royal Oak Offshore Diver in Day Into Night Purple, one of four new colors available for 2018. Water- resistant to 300m, the purple dial has a "M├ęga Tapisserie" pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating. Purple rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle ($19,900; audemarspiguet.com). In 1892, Edouard Heuer filed the first patent for a watertight case in the history of watchmaking. Since that time, the Aquaracer (a collection created in 2003) has continued to evolve, becoming a sports watch beloved by men and women in equal measure. is Aquaracer Lady comes in steel with a blue mother-of-pearl dial and diamond bezel. It is water-resistant to 300 meters ($3,350; tagheuer.com). First launched in 1953, the Zodiac Sea Wolf was one of the first serious diver watches manufactured and marketed to the general population. is heritage style was relaunched in 2014 with the Super Sea Wolf. is model features a stainless-steel case and uni-directional mineral crystal topring, glossy blue dial and C3 SuperLuminova hands and indexes ($1,195; zodiacwatches.com). Bremont was founded in 2002 by Nick and Giles English with a mission of crafting pilot's watches of exceptional quality. e S500 Supermarine is the brand's first dive watch, water-resistant to 500 meters ($5,095; bremont.com). For 2018, Jaeger-LeCoultre released a full range of watches inspired by the Memovox Polaris E859, the 1968 diver's alarm that is now 50 years old. e Polaris Date resembles the vintage alarm, but is a time-only watch with a date display at three o'clock like the original Polaris. e 42mm solid casebook features an engraving of a diver ($7,750; jaeger-lecoultre.com). slmag.net 63

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