TAG Heuer is going color correct with two new versions of its Aquaracer models, using the blue and green shades of the ocean to update the classic diver. The versions come as either a watch for the men or for the ladies.
The men’s’ version of the TAG Heuer Green Dial Aquaracer comes in a 43mm diameter. The face of the watch is a mesmerizing green that makes full use of its sunray effect. The horizontal lines accentuate the deep colors and call to mind the decks of both ships and docks. A date window at 3 o’clock and a triangle marker at 12 o’clock round out the indices. The bezel is marked with numerals filled in with black lacquer.
The ladies version follows suit with the green dial, but in place of the horizontal lines it has diamond markers. The date window stays the same, as does the 12 o’clock triangle. Both watches are made of stainless steel and have stainless-steel bracelets. TAG Heuer uses a Calibre 5 Automatic movement to power the larger men’s watch. The movement boasts a 28,800 vibration per hour frequency with a rapid date-correction function and a power reserve of 38 hours. For the ladies watch, a Swiss-made quartz movement had to be brought in to fit into the more diminutive size of 32mm. Water resistant to 300 meters, the watches have a screwed crown with an engraved case back.
Priced at $2,250 for the men’s version and $2,150 for the ladies, the watches have their battle set ahead of them in trying to garner attention while the 50th birthday celebration of the TAG Heuer Monaco is going on. Still, a set of watches this good should be able to catch the eye of the more discerning.