The Aquaracer’s latest saga continues with a clean, colorful take on the ever-popular GMT function
One of the definite highlights of 2021’s haute horlogerie updates was the revival of the Aquaracer, TAG Heuer’s luxury toolwatch that has rewritten sports watch design and performance codes. This new chapter began with the unveiling of the Aquaracer Professional 300, then continued earlier this year with three new models—the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver, Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph and the Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver.
And now, the Aquaracer presents a clean, colorful take on the GMT function for the ultimate go-anywhere watch: the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT.
Even at a glance, this new watch is unmistakably an Aquaracer. There’s the 12-sided bezel that ties this generation of Aquaracers with its predecessors, there’s the fluted edge that makes it easy to grip and adjust the bezel, there’s the screwed and protected crown as well, along with the guaranteed water resistance of up to 300 meters.
What really makes the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT stand out, though, is the stylish blue, yellow and white color palette. The dial—with the collection’s signature horizontal lines—comes in a deep midnight blue; the lume-filled hands and hour markers are white; the rhodium-plated central sweep seconds hand has a yellow lacquer tip.
This particular color combination was chosen to represent the sky, the sun, the water and the crashing waves near the shore. So, on the one hand, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT presents a subtle but eye-catching play of contrasts; and on the other, it stays true to its roots as a timepiece meant for divers.
The blue-and-white motif continues with the two-tone bi-directional rotating bezel, which is cast in highly scratch- and fade-resistant ceramic. Half of the bezel is set in deep midnight blue to match the dial and represent the night-time hours, while the other half comes in a brilliant white to represent daytime. The GMT hand, meanwhile, boasts a yellow lacquer finish.
On the flip side, the caseback of the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is cast in steel, then decorated with a repeating hexagon motif and the famous scaphander diving suit—a motif that first appeared on the TAG Heuer Aquaracer case in 2004. And, as always, the scaphander suit will always sit upright, which speaks volumes of the exacting attention to detail applied to the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional family.
Moving on inside the case, this new watch is powered by TAG Heuer‘s Calibre 7, a Swiss Made automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 50 hours. It also provides the watch with its date function, centered at 6 o’clock and indicated under a “Cyclops” magnifier.
As a final flourish, the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT comes with two strap options: A stainless steel metal bracelet or a rubber strap in deep midnight blue that matches the dial and (half of) the bezel.
The relaunch of the Aquaracer line last year was a momentous milestone, both for TAG Heuer and watch enthusiasts. For the former, it solidified the brand’s preeminent position as a creator of luxury toolwatches. For the latter, the return of a storied collection like the Aquaracer presented an exciting development and also expanded the choice for more adventure-minded connoisseurs of fine watchmaking. And now, as travel is once again in the minds of people across the globe, TAG Heuer has come up with the perfect timepiece for those looking to cross time-zones in search for a good time. The Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is definitely the perfect companion for a new generation of globe-trotting adventurers.
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