Friday, July 04, 2014
The iguana lumbers lazily on the shore. An image of prehistoric relief, the cumbersome creature stands as one of the icons of Darwinian evolution theory, thanks to the scientist’s visit to the Galapagos Islands in the nineteenth century to study the island’s endemic species. The iguana is but one of numerous endemic species threatened to extinction in the islands. Preservation scientists and advocates have rallied around its survival, making it as a symbol of protecting the world’s other endangered species (along with the panda). In partnership with the Charles Darwin Foundation, the watchmaker IWC commemorates his contributions to scientific advancements with The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Galapagos Islands,” a robust diver’s watch fit for marine explorations. It features a complex vulcanization process for sea explorations, a fitting plaque to celebrate Darwin’s contributions to mankind. IWC pledges a part of its proceeds to the foundation.
IWC is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.