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The Aquaracer Professional 300 collection is a bold, elegant and contemporary design made for a new generation of divers, adventurers
and urban explorers

 

The new generation Aquaracer collection by TAG Heuer was unveiled at this year’s Watches & Wonders online event in April.

The Aquaracer was first launched in 1978 with the Heuer Ref. 844 divers’ watch that comes with a distinct dial design that had a red 24-hour scale, prominent lume-filled hour markers and a rotating divers’ bezel with a crystal-clear minutes scale for safely timing dives.

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It quickly became a reliable diver’s watch used by professional and recreational divers alike. In the four decades since the watch was launched, TAG Heuer has continued to push the limits of divers’ watch design and performance.

For the Aquaracer Professional 300 launch, the look is distinctly bold with seven new references. Since 1983, the collection has always offered a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water resistance to at least 200 metres, luminous markings, a sapphire glass and a double safety clasp — real-world functions that divers rely on in the deep.

The Aquaracer’s unique 12-sided uni-directional rotating bezel design is back on the Professional 300 with an integrated scratch-resistant ceramic insert across the collection and fluting on each of the 12 facets so the bezel is easy to grip and turn.

The bezel’s internal tooth profile has been improved so that the rotating mechanism becomes smoother, quieter and easier to set. The result is a highly ergonomic device that delivers tangible improvements to the watch’s functionality.

An upgraded sapphire glass was also designed to integrate a magnifier over the date at six o’clock into the underside of the glass so that the date is easier to read from wider angles and under challenging conditions.

Further improvements were then made to the overall look and legibility of the watch. The new model has a wider, more sword-shaped hour hand (reminiscent of the last of the TAG Heuer 2000 Series, introduced in 2004) and a narrower minutes hand to create a clearer distinction between the two hands in low-light conditions. 

The Aquaracer selection

The Aquaracer Professional 300 collection comes in seven references, two siz- es and a new bracelet fine adjustment system.

Four references will have a 43 mm case diameter, and three will feature a case measuring 36 mm. Each has a unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel with a ceramic insert and an engraved minutes scale. Six of these will be in stainless

steel, with the choice of black, blue or silver dials. 

Aquaracer 300 Calibre 5 Automatic

Movement

Calibre 5 Automatic

Case

43 mm diameter

Polished and fine-brushed stainless-steel case
Blue ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with 60-minute scale
Flat sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment Stainless-steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock Stainless-steel screwed case back

Water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar)

Dial

Blue sunray-brushed
Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand with white Super- LumiNova® Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER sticker logo Angled date with magnifying lens at 6 o’clock AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 m / 1000 ft printed

Bracelet

Stainless-steel three-row bracelet
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons and fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield Available from June 2021

Aquaracer 300 Calibre 5 Automatic

Movement

Calibre 5 Automatic

Case

43 mm diameter

Sand-blasted Grade 2 titanium case
Green ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with 60-minute scale
Flat sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment Stainless-steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
Grade 2 titanium screw-down caseback Water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar)

Dial

Green sunray-brushed dial
Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand with white Super- LumiNova® Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER sticker logo Angled date with magnifying lens at 6 o’clock AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 m / 1000 ft printed

Bracelet

Grade 2 titanium three-row bracelet
Grade 2 titanium folding clasp with double safety push buttons and fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Available from June 2021

Aquaracer 300 Calibre 5 Automatic

Movement

Calibre 5 Automatic

Case

43 mm diameter
Polished and fine-brushed stainless- steel case

Black ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel with 60-minute scale
Flat sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment

Stainless-steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock Stainless-steel screw-down caseback Water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar)

Dial

Silver sunray-brushed dial
Black-gold-plated applied indexes with white Super- LumiNova®
Black-gold-plated hour and minute hands with white Super- LumiNova®
Black-gold-plated central hand with white Super-LumiNova® Black-gold-plated TAG HEUER sticker logo
Angled date with magnifying lens at 6 o’clock AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 m / 1000 ft printed

Bracelet

Stainless-steel three-row bracelet Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons and fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield
Available from June 2021

Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 Calibre 5 Automatic Limited Edition

Movement

Calibre 5 Automatic

Case

43 mm diameter
Grade 5 titanium case
Black ceramic unidirectional rotating

Bezel with 60-minute scale
Flat sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment
Stainless-steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock Stainless-steel screw-down caseback with special engraving “ONE OF 844”
Water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar)

Dial

Black opaline dial with red numerals Rhodium-plated applied indexes with old radium Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with old radium Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand with old radium Super- LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER sticker logo
Angled date with magnifying lens at 6 o’clock AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 m / 1000 ft printed

Strap

Perforated black rubber strap
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons and fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield
Available from September 2021