With three new Aquaracer models, the Swiss brand brings new high-performance timepieces that could be relied on in extreme conditions
Last year, TAG Heuer breathed new life into the Aquaracer story with the Aquaracer Professional 300—representing a new generation of the brand’s ultimate luxury diver’s watch. In short, the introduction of the Aquaracer Professional 300 collection marked a new chapter in TAG Heuer’s luxury tool watch story. Bold and yet elegant, highly functional and yet versatile, it’s a highly robust collection with a luxury feel that goes beyond the edge for a new generation of divers, adventurers, and urban explorers who want to push their limits.
Fast forward to this year’s Watches and Wonders Geneva fair, and the Swiss brand continues to expand the Aquaracer Professional 300 collection with three new amazing timepieces.
The Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver
As the name implies, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver is born for the deep with the capability to go beyond depths of over 1,000 meters. Fitted in a 45mm case with a thickness of just 15.75mm, the watch truly sports a robust and bold look, while arguably continuing to be one of the slimmest in the deep dive watch category.
Most importantly, this new model also represents an important milestone for TAG Heuer. For one, this is the very first watch from the brand utilizing the Calibre TH30-00 movement, which is produced by one of the most highly-regarded manufacturers in the world: Kenissi Manufacture SA.
This new calibre, which is manufactured exclusively for TAG Heuer, begins an important chapter in the history of the brand that will see significant improvements in terms of reliability and durability. On top of that, the watch has also received the ISO 6425:2018 certification for saturation divers’ watches, on top of its classic accreditations.
The Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph
TAG Heuer also achieved another important milestone with the new Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph, which is the brand’s first-ever solar-powered watch. Moreover, this is also the first timepiece from the brand utilizing the Calibre TH50-00 movement produced by La Joux-Perret, using the renowned and proven “Eco-Drive” solar dial technology for the first time in Switzerland.
Essentially, TAG Heuer is now using the sun, a limitless energy source, to power a timepiece whose movement integrates an innovative solar module—the eponymous Solargraph—which provides a host of guaranteed benefits. For one, there’s simply no need to change the battery of the watch, as it recharges itself under the sun or artificial light. With the Solargraph movement, the watch needs only two minutes of full sunlight to keep running for a whole day. The best part is when fully charged—after less than 20 hours under the sun—the watch can run for six months.
The sun itself will not only power the movement but also lighten up the Super-LumiNova elements of the watch, including the bezel, dial and hands. Finally, should the timepiece stop working, the wearer simply needs to expose it to a light source for ten seconds to make it work again—all thanks to its ultra-efficient recharge time.
The Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver
With a vibrant look that takes full ownership of the historical collection’s six features, the Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver features a 12-sided uni-directional rotating bezel with a scratch-resistant black ceramic ring, which is shaped to facilitate gripping, while the crown is protected to avoid any accidental damage and the model is water-resistant to 300m.
Design-wise, the watch comes with the same design codes as the Aquaracer Professional 300 range. At the same time, it also has a fine brushed and polished 43mm case in stainless steel with a distinctive orange dial and white tip on the seconds hand. Beneath the dial, the watch is powered by the TAG Heuer Calibre 5 movement, which boasts 38 hours of power reserve. Meanwhile, the sapphire glass that integrates a magnifier over the date at 6 o’clock and the fine adjustment system on the strap that can extend or reduce the bracelet length by up to 1.5cm complete the look of this new reference.
All in all, with striking and instantly recognizable aesthetics in its latest releases, TAG Heuer keeps up the ante while still respecting its divers’ watch tradition, as well as delivering design and material refinements that easily meets—and exceeds—the high expectations of today’s connoisseurs.
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