TAG Heuer unveiled the Aquaracer Professional 300 – a bold, high-performance, ergonomic watch for divers. The new watches incorporate the updated Aquaracer collection’s signature features like a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water resistance to at least 200 meters, luminous markings, sapphire glass, and a double safety clasp.
TAG Heuer’s designers preserved the form of the most recognizable element of the Aquaracer’s design – its 12-sided unidirectional rotating bezel. However, they upgraded it with a scratch-resistant ceramic insert. The bezel’s internal tooth profile was reimagined as well so that the rotating mechanism becomes smoother, quieter and easier to set. The sapphire glass noe integrates a magnifier over the date at 6 o’clock so that the surface is smooth to the touch. The bezel’s silhouette has eight octagonal hour markers and a 12-sided crown.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 has a wider, more sword-shaped hour hand (reminiscent of the last of the TAG Heuer 2000 Series, introduced in 2004) and a narrower minutes hand to create a clearer distinction between the two hands in low-light conditions. For extra clarity, the hour hand and hour markers are coated in green Super-LumiNova®, and blue Super-LumiNova® was used for the minutes hand. The crown protection has been rethought too, and is now softer and more rounded, cupping the crown in a style reminiscent of the Ref. 844.
To complete the Aquaracer Professional 300’s look and feel, the designers returned to the famous scaphander diving suit that first made appearance on the Aquaracer case back in 2004. The diving helmet is more angular and features a 12-faceted faceplate. Behind it sits a repeating hexagonal motif. The case back will now also always be square to the case so that the scaphander sits upright.
TAG Heuer launched seven references in two sizes in the core collection. Four references will have a 43 mm case diameter, and three will feature a case measuring 36 mm. Six of these will be in stainless steel, with the choice of black, blue or silver dials. There will also be a 43 mm piece in high-tech matte Grade 2 titanium with a green dial. The stainless-steel models have either a black or blue ceramic bezel insert with a white triangle at 12 o’clock filled with blue Super- LumiNova®. The titanium model has a green ceramic bezel insert with a yellow triangle at 12 o’clock, and every indication on its minutes scale is filled with blue Super-LumiNova® to maximize low-light visibility. Each reference features a new integrated metal bracelet design, equipped with a highly sophisticated fine adjustment system.
To celebrate the launch, TAG Heuer introduces a highly collectible limited-edition version of the Aquaracer Professional 300. The Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 features a high-tech Grade 5 titanium case, the flat black dial that carries the Ref. 844’s red 24-hour scale, vintage lume and a black perforated rubber strap. Only 844 examples of this timepiece will be made.