TAG Heuer’s legendary Aquaracer has origins dating back to 1978 with the Heuer Reference 844, a versatile powerhouse designed for fearless outdoor exploration and adventure. That groundbreaking piece blazed a trail for high-performance watches at large as it continued to evolve over subsequent decades. Then in 2004, the official Aquaracer was introduced in the form of six signature models, each one touting prime features like a unidirectional bezel, luminous markers, crystal sapphire protection, and water resistance to at least 200 meters. Now that bold legacy continues with a new chapter, harnessing durable materials and solar-powered technology to create something extraordinary: the new Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph.
TAG Heuer‘s popular Aquaracer line has been in tune with the outdoors since the very start and continues to do so with the latest model. Forged from sand-blasted titanium and boasting a black sunray dial, the Professional 200 Solargraph delivers robust construction, a lightweight feel, and a metallic aesthetic to cultivate an adventure-ready vibe at first sight. Of course, what really drives home the piece’s nature-based underpinnings is the solar-powered quartz movement, which harnesses the unlimited energy of the sun and runs for up to six months on a full charge. Attention all those with a passion for the outdoors, your newest partner in adventure has landed!
With a partially translucent dial and Solargraph movement at its disposal, TAG Heuer’s new Aquaracer can generate an entire day’s worth of power after spending just two minutes in direct sunlight. If the hands on the dial stop ticking, you can expose the watch to any light source for just 10 seconds to bring everything back to life. Give it a little under 20 hours of sun and now you’re looking at a full charge, which keeps the piece going strong for months at a time with no need for additional light exposure. The movement’s ability to recharge also means that there’s no need to replace the battery – yet another built-in benefit for active wearers.
From snow-capped mountains to underwater dives and everywhere in between, TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph is ready for all the action you care to throw its way. Not only does it harness the power of the sun or the nearest light source to charge the quartz movement, it also uses solar energy to fuel the Super-Luminova elements that adorn its dial. Soak in the light by day and behold the black indexes, hour and minute hand, and polar blue lacquered central hands as they take on a signature glow under the darkness of night. That polar blue central hand, by the way, takes direct inspiration from the northern lights and the outdoor philosophy of the Aquaracer range. Picture its luminous details bursting to life as you sit outside your tent under a starry night sky and you’re starting to get the idea.
Like its iconic brethren, the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph includes mainstay features such as the unidirectional bezel, screw-down crown, and sapphire crystal protection. Sealing the deal is a sleek and ergonomic titanium bracelet, which – like the watch itself – has been built to withstand outdoor elements of every extreme. This is the ultimate manifestation of everything TAG Heuer promised when it launched the original Aquaracer Solargraph at last year’s Watches and Wonders. It’s also a perfect continuation of a family of inspired timepieces, which can draw a direct line back all the way back to the Heuer Reference 844 from 1978.
Modern explorers and thrill-seekers often wonder if their watch can keep pace with their ceaseless activity across a host of perilous terrains. But the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph reverses the question, asking whether or not you’re built for the kind of adventure it was designed to endure. Well… are you?