Monday, March 21, 2016

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Ceramic (43mm)

Ever the pioneer, in 1892, Edouard Heuer filed the first patent for a watertight case in the history of watchmaking. It was an immediate success. Since that time, the Aquaracer (the collection created by TAG Heuer in 2003) has continued to evolve, developing into the perfect timepiece for all kinds of extreme conditions, not just diving and other seafaring activities.

Robust and water-resistant to 300 metres, this watch — featuring a ceramic uni-directional rotary bezel, with its twelve sides and six studs, screw-down crown, large luminous indications on the indexes and hands for improved visibility and screw-down case back engraved with a diver's helmet — is immediately recognisable.
he 2016 Aquaracer model sees an increase in both power and size, boasting a larger case, 43 mm compared to the previous 41 mm. The ceramic bezel has been restyled with the engraved silver lacquer numerals offering effortless sophistication.
It also features the magnifier on the date window (as reintroduced last year). At its heart beats the Calibre 5 automatic mechanical movement, offering proven accuracy and reliability.

Technical details

References   
WAY201A.BA0927 (black dial, black ceramic bezel and steel strap)
WAY201B.BA0927 (blue dial, blue ceramic bezel and steel strap)

Movement   
TAG Heuer Automatic Calibre 5 with date

Case   
Diameter 43 mm
Polished and satin-finished steel
Uni-directional rotary bezel in polished ceramic
Silver lacquer engraved numerals with white SuperLuminova™ dot at 12 o'clock
Sapphire crystal with antireflective, scratch-resistant coating
Polished steel screw-down crown
Screw-down case back engraved with a diving helmet
Water-resistance: 300 metres

Dial   
Black or blue
Faceted, polished hand-applied indexes, with green and blue luminous markers
Faceted, polished hour and minute hands, with green and blue luminous markers
Polished seconds hand with coloured SuperLuminova™ dot
Printed "TAG Heuer" and "AQUARACER" logos at 12 o'clock, "CALIBRE 5 – AUTOMATIC – 300M/1000FT" inscribed at 6 o'clock
Date window at 3 o'clock with magnifier

Strap   
3-row polished and satin-finished steel, with polished steel deployant buckle
Safety push-buttons and diving extension

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