Luxury TAG Heuer with New Aquaracer Models
Following the relaunch of its motorsports-inspired Carrera model, TAG Heuer has revisited its sporty dive watch Aquaracer with new models of avant-garde design. All are slightly reminiscent of the TAG Heuer 2000 collection, considered by some to be the forerunner of today’s modern Aquaracer, and feature mechanical or quartz movements.
The first timepiece is the quartz-powered Aquaracer Khaki Animation Special Edition, launched in June and featuring a combination of a sturdy fabric strap and a stylish anthracite grey dial. The 43mm diameter case is made of polished and fine-brushed steel and features an olive green diving bezel. The bezel is made of aluminum, finished in a matte khaki finish, and uses a 60-minute scale to indicate the number of minutes elapsed.
At 3 o’clock is a screw-down crown that ensures the replica watch is water-resistant to 300 meters. The flat sapphire crystal above the dial has been treated with an anti-reflective coating to increase daytime legibility. The dial features rhodium-plated trapezoidal markers and scales to indicate the hours, while the sword-shaped hour, minute, and central seconds hands are rhodium-plated and coated with white Super-LumiNova for added nighttime legibility. The tilted date window is located at the 3 o’clock position. The “Aquaracer 300m/1000ft” indication at 6 o’clock and the replica TAG Heuer logo at noon are both printed in white lettering. An image of a vintage diver’s helmet is engraved on the watch’s stainless steel screw-down case back.
It comes with the same features as the watch released in June: a rotating diver’s bezel with a 60-minute scale, a steel screw-down crown, and case back; a vintage diver’s helmet engraved on the case back, a rhodium-plated trapezoidal scale on the dial, and sword-shaped rhodium-plated luminescent hands.
The Race Dive Tortoise Shell Effect Special Edition is powered by a TAG Heuer 5 automatic movement and is available with a brown or blue bezel and tortoiseshell motif. The brown bezel model features a black sunray-brushed dial with a horizontal stripe pattern, while the blue bezel model features the same dial pattern, expecting its tortoiseshell to have a blue “resin effect” on the bezel.