A term often used to describe Aquaracer is “luxury instrument clock”. Sure it a bit like an oxymoron, but in the case of this sacred watch this is the most fitting description. With original Ref. 844, TAG Heuer has successfully combined the reliability and durability of a tool watch with the elegant sophistication of luxury timepieces. In creating this new line, dubbed the Aquaracer Professional 300, the watchmaker once again demonstrated its fierce pioneering spirit, in honor of its aquatic watch heritage.
The new lineup includes eight dive watches and although they may vary in the sizes and materials used, the design DNA in each is undoubtedly the beloved Aquaracer’s DNA. Of the seven core models, four will be 43mm and three will be smaller at 36mm, which appears to be the default but unofficial unisex size. Stainless steel is the case material of choice except for a single grade 2 titanium watch, which will be distinguished by a green dial. The rest of the stainless steel models will have blue, black, or silver dials.
In redesigning the veteran Aquaracer, the designers at TAG Heuer realized the need to work with its six branding features, upgrading them without changing individual identities. Notable upgrades include a scratch-resistant ceramic insert, which is essentially a necessity on luxury watches, a magnifying glass integrated underneath the sapphire crystal to keep the outer surface smooth. and the Green and Blue Super-LumiNova® application on the hour and minute hands for improved clarity and low-light readability.
The Aquaracer’s case, bezel, and bracelet profiles are also made thinner to meet modern needs. The watchmaker acknowledges that not all Aquaracer buyers want to explore the depths of the ocean. Many homeowners simply want a versatile, powerful, luxurious timepiece to accompany them in a variety of environments. As a result, the watch’s configuration has been minimized, making it a more ergonomic overall piece of equipment, while still retaining its famous 300-meter water resistance rating.
Another important appointment is a new integrated metal bracelet with an improved fine adjustment system that allows users to easily extend or reduce its length while on the move to fit a diving suit or suit. with changes in climate and temperature.
The new design of the Aquaracer Professional 300 is rounded with a finely tuned fish-scale diving helmet motif on the back, an iconic feature since 2004. The helmet is now more angular and has a faceplate. The 12 edges reflect an updated bezel design.
In addition to the seven core models in the new Aquaracer line, TAG Heuer is releasing a limited edition watch in honor of its original Ref. 844 Aquaracer. Long paragraph Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. The 844 retains many of the same name design cues but is combined with a modern high-tech grade 5 titanium case to match the TAG Heuer’s creative spirit. Classic features include the original’s red 24-hour scale, vintage lume, and octagonal perforated black rubber strap. The production of this tribute model will be limited to just 844 pieces, making it a highly collectable watch for serious fans of TAG Heuer Aquaracer.
TAG Heuer’s new Aquaracer Professional 300 series of watches embody the contemporary spirit and craftsmanship of the manufacturer while celebrating the Ref’s 40-year legacy. 844. Equipped with the reliable automatic Caliber 5 and a host of modern attributes, it reinforces the Aquaracer position as the quintessential modern luxury instrument watch.
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