Following the launch of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 series in April, TAG Heuer expands its collection with three watches, including a new iteration of a TAG Heuer icon, the all-black, lume-dialed TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver.
The name “Night Diver” was first introduced in the mid-1980s and became one of the most celebrated sports watches of its era. TAG Heuer’s design, engineering and heritage teams joined forces to create an update to a much-loved watch, preserving and improving signature details such as the 12-sided bezel and the dial’s horizontal engraved lines.
Today’s TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 drop adds three models to the eight announced in April. Each model comes with a 43 mm stainless steel case and rubber strap fitted with TAG Heuer’s innovative adjustable folding clasp.
The new black and blue versions are color-themed with matching black or blue dials, ceramic bezel inserts and rubber straps. The standout model of the release is the black DLC-coated Night Diver, joining the TAG Heuer AquaracerProfessional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 as the collection’s main pieces. Its stainless-steel case, bezel, crown, caseback, and clasp are all coated in matt black diamond-like carbon, known as DLC, a hard-wearing finish designed for use in extreme conditions. The bezel insert is highly resistant black ceramic.
The Night Diver boasts a fully luminescent dial, which is coated in green Super-LumiNova® to offer exceptional glow-in-the-dark performance. The watch’s minute and central seconds hands are filled with blue lume to contrast with the green of the dial. The hour hand and octagonal hour markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock are filled with green lume, and the remaining octagonal hour markers are all edged with black lacquer. The triangle on the unidirectional rotating bezel at 12, which is crucial to accurately and safely measure dive times, is also filled with striking blue lume to match the blue of the minute and central seconds hands.
Each of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 comes with an integrated rubber strap equipped with TAG Heuer’s newly developed adjustable clasp system. These straps will be cut to length as part of a fitting process at a TAG Heuer boutique or by an authorized dealer. The clasp features double safety push buttons that prevent it from being unlocked.
The three new timepieces boast six signature features that have defined TAG Heuer dive watches since 1983: a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water resistance to at least 200 metres, luminous markings, a scratch-resistant crystal and a double safety clasp. The 12 sides of the bezel are all faceted for grip, the crown is protected to prevent accidental damage and there’s a magnifying glass over the date.
The three new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 references are powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 5 automatic movement. They all have solid casebacks stamped with the famous scaphander diving suit, complete with a 12-sided faceplate. All TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 models are water-resistant to 300 meters (30 bar, 1,000 feet).
In April, TAG Heuer also presented a highly collectible limited-edition rendition of the Aquaracer Professional 300. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 picks up on the story of the fabled Ref. 844 divers’ watch introduced in 1978. Only 844 examples of this timepiece will be made.