It’s the year of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer as the Swiss watch maestro introduces three new models to add to the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 series launched last April, including the all-new glow-in-the-dark Aquaracer Night Diver to take you deeper into the depths of adventure.
In these new iterations, the Aquaracer signature details remain intact, namely the familiar 12-sided bezel and the horizontal lines engraved on to the dial. All three new models are available only in 43 mm stainless steel cases but the major difference from the eight models introduced in April, the new trio now sports rubber straps in place of metal bracelets. As a diving watch, the rubber straps add even more of a sportier feel to the Aquaracer, a big plus point for the active wearer.
Being a rubber strap, to ensure a better fit each strap will be cut to length at the TAG Heuer boutique (or authorised dealer) but the wearer still has the freedom to adjust the strap up to 1.5 cm when needed—say, to accommodate a wetsuit—thanks to TAG Heuer’s innovative and user-friendly adjustable folding clasp.
Available in black or blue, much like their bracelet counterparts these new versions remain monochromatic with the dial, bezel insert and rubber strap in the same black or blue hue. But of the three newcomers, the star is easily the Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver, which is actually an updated shout-out to its original 1980s model.
As its name suggests, the new Aquaracer Night Diver boasts a full lume white opaline dial contrasted against a DLC-coated steel case and a highly resistant black ceramic bezel. Coated in Super Luminova, the dial lights up a bright green in darker conditions to offer greater visibility. For extra legibility when light quality is exceptionally low, the minute and central seconds hands are filled with blue lume to provide contrast with the green glow of the dial. To help with measuring dive times, the triangle on the unidirectional rotating bezel is also filled with striking blue lume.
Additionally, the hour hand and hour markers at positions 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are filled with green lume, while the remaining octagonal hour markers are all edged with black lacquer.
Similar to the launch collection, the three new Aquaracers are powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 5 automatic movement. Their solid casebacks are stamped with the famous scaphander diving suit, and each watch is water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar, 1,000 feet).
The three new models are non-limited and will join the brand’s core collection. Sportier, dynamic yet elegant, these new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 watches are made for the active and the style-conscious who not only love exploring nature, but thrives going beyond the edge.