TAG Heuer is expanding its sporty Aquaracer collection with three new models that are unlike anything we’ve seen before from the Swiss watchmaker.
The first two Aquaracer models are defined by their tortoiseshell bezels which are inspired by sunlight reflecting on ocean waves. Tag Heuer employed an innovative resin technique to recreate the ocean’s surface as seen by the deck of a yacht. The bezels are complemented by matching sunray dials with horizontal stripes. These colourful, seasonal special editions are designed to suit a life of adventure on the sand, by boat and below the waves.
The third new Aquaracer presents an olive-green khaki colourway and is supposed to be a dive watch, but the colour and materials create more rugged, inland adventure vibes, contrasting the ocean-themed timepieces. This khaki model does not feature the horizontal stripes, with a grey sunray dial in its place. Where the previous two Aquaracers feature steel or rubber straps in matching colours, this khaki model is equipped with a khaki nylon strap, further conveying those inland traits.
All three of TAG Heuer’s new Aquaracers feature the 43mm steel cases with a 12-sided bezel and 60-minute scale in place of the more traditional round or square bezels. The rhodium-plated hour, minute and seconds indexes are also coated with Super-LumiNova for staying legible in the dark or underwater.
Both tortoiseshell models have a magnifying lens situated over the date at 3 o’clock, and the screw-down caseback of all three is engraved with the image of a vintage diver’s helmet. The Aquracer’s are powered by the automatic Aquaracer Calibre 5 movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and water resistance to a depth of 300 metres.
The Khaki Aquaracer launched back in June while the two tortoiseshell models are available from August. The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer models are priced from $3,950 each.