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IWC celebrates 35th anniversary of the Ocean 2000

Disclosure (click for Disclosure statement): no money, services or payment in kind was received in return for writing this completely unbidden ‘blog post. The Ocean 2000, designed by Ferdinand Porsche and released by IWC in 1982, is one of a dozen or so truly iconic dive watches*. With its offset crown and pebble-like titanium case, there’s a…

An inordinate fondness for divers…

There’s a quote, possibly apocryphal, attributed to the great J. B. S. Haldane in response to questions about what could be learned of the Creator from the study of nature; Haldane responded only that he could deduce that He must have had an “inordinate fondness for beetles.” I’ve previously used this quote to describe my enjoyment of cephalopod mollusc-related watches, but it might more accurately be misappropriated to cover my fondness for dive watches.