The Latest from TAG Heuer Aquaracer Collection2:09 pm
TAG Heuer Aquaracer, an icon of aquatic robustness and performance for over 70 years, relaunched its models with a new look: younger, more casual and more elegant than ever.
A diving watch is about much more than just telling the time. It’s about a sense of adventure; tracking the meters dived to the bottom of a clear, blue ocean and appreciating the thrill you experience when you are in the serene oceanic surrounding. Watchmakers capture this thrill through outstanding features that are designed with one single practicality in mind, to survive under water. But when a diving watch is also a luxury watch, it takes on other elements as well—those of urban design, style, and an aesthetic that marries fashion and form.
TAG Heuer is one watchmaker committed to designing timepieces that combine classic sport and luxe characteristics, specifically within the water category. Since launching its first water-resistant case in 1895, the Swiss brand has been dedicated to creating the highest quality timepieces that stand up to the demanding challenges of professional diving, sailing and other water sports.
Paying tribute to TAG Heuer’s expertise in ultra-reliable watchmaking, the Aquaracer range sets the universal standard for safety and reliability in diving watches. The watches have been developed to showcase unrivalled technical features that can endure the toughest of pressure conditions. The Aquaracer celebrates the partnership between dependability and functionality and is the perfect choice for active men who care for style.
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TAG Heuer has taken a fresh look at the Aquaracer collection by completely remodelling the aesthetics. The brand introduced exclusive new finishing that made these watches even more refined and luxurious than they were previously. Simultaneously, the sporting credentials were strengthened with features such as the unidirectional turning bezel and water resistance to 300 meters. To prove how exceptional these watches are, we bring to you a selection of the latest TAG Heuer Aquaracers that will spoil you for choice, and style. Being sporty has never been more inspired by style!
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronograph
This exceptional time teller features a black dial, hand-applied polished and faceted indexes with luminescent markers, skeletonized hour and minute hands with luminescent markers. The uni-directional rotating bezel and a ”diving bell’ engraving on the polished caseback is a stunning addition to the collection. The watch features 3 counters; 1/10th of a second and hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock, minute chronograph counter at 9 o’clock with “azurage”, a running seconds counter at 3 o’clock with “azurage” and a polished chronograph central second hand.
The printed “TAG Heuer” logo resides at 12 o’clock with an angled Big-Date window above it. The fine-brushed and polished steel case has a SuperLuminova dot at 12 o’clock and an anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch is powered with a quartz movement that is one of the most reliable and accurate movements made in Switzerland. This watch is also distinguished by excellent resistance to shocks and magnetic fields.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Calibre 16
Water sports enthusiasts all share a strong bond with the ideals of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer. It was the challenge to outdo itself that drove TAG Heuer to create the Aquaracer series. The watch soon came to be known for its union of precision, comfort and unrivalled readability. The watches in the Calibre 16 series come in black and blue dial options, feature a polished central chronograph seconds hand with a yellow coloured tip, a uni-directional rotating bezel and a ”diving bell’ engraving on the polished caseback. The 300M Calibre 16 is housed in a 43mm stainless steel case with a black or blue lacquered dial with luminescent hands pointing at indexes.
The watch features 3 counters; hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock, minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock with “azurage”, running seconds counter at 9 o’clock and a polished chronograph central second hand. The printed “TAG Heuer” logo resides at 3 o’clock with an “AQUARACER” & “CALIBRE 16” lettering on the dial. The fine-brushed and polished unidirectional turning bezel in steel has engraved numbers and a SuperLuminova dot at 12 o’clock. Water resistant up to 300m, it is protected with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The steel bracelet gives this Aquaracer a fine rugged look and complements any attire perfectly.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady 300M
TAG Heuer redesigned the Aquaracer series for the modern woman, keeping in mind the collection’s heritage that spans over 30 years. The new Aquaracer Lady maintains the classic Aquaracer features, but with a focus on new luxurious materials and ultra-feminine finishes. Designed first as a men’s watch, the Aquaracer Lady proves that beauty and strength can coexist in perfect harmony. The light plays beautifully with the bezel giving it polished edges that shine. The watch is equipped with the essential features for safe sailing, like the unidirectional turning bezel in polished steel, and water-resistance to 300M.
The model comes in a 27mm case for ladies who prefer their watches petite. It also features a date display window at 3 o’clock and is powered with a high precision quartz movement. These combinations allow you to choose the individual watch that is perfect for you and your lifestyle. Day or night, sporty or chic, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady is the watch for every hour and minute of your life.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Calibre 5
This series is a sports essential developed to meet the extreme requirements of professional watersport enthusiasts. Housed in a sleek stainless steel case of 41mm, the watch has a variety of dials with hand-applied faceted indexes and luminous markers that ensure visibility. The fine-brushed and polished unidirectional turning bezel in steel has engraved numbers and a SuperLuminova dot at 12 o’clock. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating and water resistance of 300 metres ensures this watch endures the most testing conditions; whilst affording the discerning gentleman a dapper accessory for any occasion.
You can notice that the unidirectional rotating bezel is flat at the bottom rather than pointed and the numbers are engraved and not black-lacquered. The dial is available in black, silver, blue or anthracite with a H-link bracelet. The watch is both casual and dressy and is highly reliable. It is perfect for people who want a striking and elegant timepiece, but not a fragile one.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Steel and Gold
Drawing on its longtime engagement at the top levels of competitive sailing and professional diving, the Aquaracer 300M steel and gold is a marvel of 21st Century technology, and a faithful interpretation of TAG Heuer’s pioneering heritage. It is inspired by and designed for the best sailors in the world’s most prestigious races. The watch is housed in a stainless steel and rose gold case with an angled date window at 3 o’clock. The protruded TAG Heuer logo in rose gold creates an aura of class and sophistication. Powered with the Calibre 5 automatic movement that has a power reserve of 38 hours, the watch is a pioneer that challenges and exceeds every expectation. The unidirectional turning bezel comes with a polished chamfer & fine-brushed solid rose gold 18K ring.
Rugged and elegant, allying true sporting credentials with the most forward elements of contemporary design, each TAG heuer Aquaracer is a perfect sailing and diving instrument, fully water and shock resistant. Which means that, like the sailors and divers who rely on them, the watch truly never cracks under pressure!
By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.