Final yr TAG Heuer revamped the well-known Aquaracer Skilled vary, the model’s long-standing dive watch assortment. It featured an up to date, extra refined look that was in step with the gathering’s lineage that began with the 2000-series within the early Nineteen Eighties. The DNA is very obvious within the general form of the case, which is retained albeit up to date within the newest assortment. New for 2022 is the addition of a barely much less beefy and hulking diver, and we’ve already gotten our palms on it previous to the LVMH Watch Week. Right here’s the brand new 40mm TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 200.
The origins of the Aquaracer assortment may be traced again to the early Nineteen Eighties when TAG Heuer introduced the 2000-series of watches. This collection of dive and chronograph watches lasted till 2005, a yr after TAG Heuer used the Aquaracer moniker for the primary time. Since then, it has been a steady a part of the model’s portfolio.
Increasing the gathering with these new Aquaracer Skilled 200 collection, TAG Heuer has toned down the utilitarian feel and appear a bit. When two of the brand new fashions, we see a extra refined, classical type, executed in stainless-steel solely. Nevertheless, it does nonetheless fall in step with TAG Heuer’s “Six Options” philosophy we defined final yr.
Its case measures 40mm throughout and is absolutely brushed, with polished edges. The unidirectional rotating bezel is manufactured from radial-brushed metal, with a black 60-minute timing scale. A stable metal caseback, sapphire crystal on prime and screw-down crown guarantee a 200m water-resistance, which makes it a greater than succesful dive watch. The dials you see listed below are down in smokey black or blue, with a sunray-brushed end.
What stays are the horizontal grooves throughout the dial, now paired with extra classical utilized hour indices. Gone are the hexagonal ones, and as an alternative we’ve got trapezoidal-shaped markers. The hour hand has been reshaped and now has a straight, sword-shaped profile. To help with legibility beneath diminishing gentle, all palms and markers have a Tremendous-LumiNova insert. A date window at 6 o’clock finishes the indications.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Processional 200 makes use of the Calibre 5 automated motion, which is a Sellita SW 200-1 at coronary heart and used within the Aquaracer collection earlier than. Hidden from view beneath the closed caseback, it’s adorned with a compass emblem. It has 26 jewels, runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and gives 38 hours of autonomy when absolutely wound.
Each these references of the brand new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 200 come on a three-link stainless-steel bracelet. The outer hyperlinks are brushed, with a refined centre hyperlink for a contact of distinction. It additionally contains a folding clasp with adjustable extension. The brand new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 200, in its 40mm measurement and with smokey black or blue dial, retails for EUR 2,500.
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