STEALTHY VIBES – With the Aquaracer Carbon, TAG Heuer created one of the most modern incarnations of the brand’s ultimate dive watch
For more than 150 years, TAG heuer has faced down every challenge and pushed past it. On top of that, by defying some of the time-honored conventions of Swiss watchmaking, the brand has achieved ever higher levels of precision and performance. It makes its own rules, never cracks under pressure, never quits moving forward, never compromises and, last but not least, chooses its own path.
Now, the Swiss watchmaker has introduced its most modern line of models yet of the famous Aquaracer, the brand’s ultimate diver’s watch. Named the Aquaracer Carbon, the watch itself comes with an urban look that combines comfort, durability and sportiness.
Behind the Scenes
As the name suggests, the Aquaracer Carbon is entirely developed based on fiber carbon. Lightweight, innovative and unique, this material allows for the creation of watches with unmatched style and comfort. And in this case, carbon brings together all the properties—from high mechanical performance, very high chemical resistance and excellent ability to withstand shocks—of a material that is faithful to the brand’s avant-garde spirit.
The Aquaracer Carbon’s satiny, lightly iridescent look is specific to each watch and varies between black and lighter hues of grey. The watch further comes in three pop-color variants, each standing out thanks to hints of blue, yellow or rose gold. For sure, these three new carbon-finish models have greatly expanded TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer collection.
Breaking It Down
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer carbon watch comes in a 41mm titanium case covered with a coating of black PVD. Upfront, the dial boasts an imitation carbon effect with its full black look, subtly illuminated by hints of color, in order to lend the piece elegance and modernity.
What we have here, in essence, is a watch that is solid and sturdy but also—and more importantly—very light. This is the result of random injection of carbon fibers into a resin pressed at high temperatures. It is this process that also created the unique look in each piece, as each individual Aquaracer Carbon boasts an exclusive black motif mottled with grey marbled streaks. That this motif evokes the depths of the oceans is certainly another nod to the Aquaracer’s roots in water sports.
To top it all off, the watch is enhanced by a beautiful black textile strap, with top stitching that echoes the color of the dial. In a way, this final touch exemplifies the line’s performance qualities, while at the same time enhancing its refined, sporty allure.
All in all, this special carbon series from TAG Heuer is ultra-light, hardwearing and modern. As beautiful to the eyes as it is a pleasure to wear, the Aquaracer Carbon is the perfect watch for setting off in search of adventure, while maintaining the sporty and stylish look that’s inseparable from TAG Heuer.
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