TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Date and GMT Watches

TAG Heuer is celebrated not only for its contributions to automotive racing but also for its prominent nautical and water sports legacy, primarily through its Aquaracer dive watch collection. Initiated in 2004/2005 as the heir to the 2000 series, the Aquaracer quickly established itself as a foundational series within TAG Heuer’s catalog. The line saw a significant refresh in 2021, introducing more refined designs and maintaining its distinctive appeal. Just two years after this substantial update, in 2022, TAG Heuer further enhanced its flagship diver with new dials, movements, and redesigned cases and bracelets, reinforcing its competitive stance in the market.Continuing its evolution, the Aquaracer collection is undergoing another update. This latest refresh includes smaller case sizes and upgraded movements, alongside aesthetically pleasing dials for the Aquaracer Professional 300 Date and the Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT models. These changes not only enhance the functionality of the watches but also keep the line fresh and appealing, ensuring it remains a strong contender in the dive watch segment.The 42mm case with a thickness of 12mm (12.5mm for the GMT model) is crafted from stainless steel, reflecting the Aquaracer's robust and sporty aesthetic. Transitioning from the previous 43mm size, this update focuses on improved ergonomics and a slightly thinner profile, enhancing comfort without compromising on the watch’s rugged functionality.On the flipside is a screw-down caseback to further enhance the watch's water-resistance, crucial for a dive watch. This design choice supports TAG Heuer’s commitment to creating durable and reliable timepieces suited for water sports and beyond. It also includes the iconic Aquaracer dive helmet engraving, echoing the collection's deep-sea heritage.The watch features a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel, marked with a 60-minute scale, crucial for monitoring diving durations. For the GMT model, the bezel is bi-directional and sports a 24-hour scale in two colors to distinguish between day and night. It comes equipped with a screw-down crown that not only ensures water-resistance up to 300 meters (984 feet) but also prevents accidental adjustments underwater. Completing the design is a sapphire crystal with a double-sided anti-reflective coating, which enhances legibility in various lighting conditions.Time is exhibited on a textured dial that features a new wavy pattern, a departure from the previous model's straight grooves.This design choice not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also improves dial legibility by reducing glare. The minute track has been updated to increase precision in time measurement.The applied octagonal indexes, now paired with a more prominent shield-shaped hour hand, ensure excellent visibility in low-light conditions. This is further supported by the generous application of luminescent material on both the hands and indexes. The dial's functionality is complemented by a date display magnified by a loupe on the sapphire crystal, adding a practical element for daily wear.The central hour/minute hands and the indexes have all been fitted with a luminescent filling for an enhanced legibility, which is critical during underwater adventures or in dimly lit environments.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Date

The “TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Date” (References iN Link) is powered by the in-house automatic movement, caliber TH31-00. This movement, developed in collaboration with AMT, runs at a frequency of 28,800 vph and boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve, significantly enhancing user convenience with its extended running time without needing a rewind.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT 

Similarly, the “TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT” (References iN Link) uses the TH31-03 caliber, which shares the same base as the TH31-00 but includes a 24-hour time zone indication. This caliber is also COSC-certified, affirming its precision and reliability as a chronometer.Both movements represent a strategic shift for TAG Heuer towards incorporating high-grade, proprietary movements in their timepieces, reflecting a commitment to innovation and technical excellence. Each watch is covered by a 5-year warranty, highlighting the brand's confidence in its product durability and performance.Mounted on the Aquaracer Professional 300 models are robust stainless steel or comfortable rubber straps, each secured with a double-safety folding clasp that includes a micro-adjustment system, allowing for precise fit adjustments that are ideal for both daily wear and active use.For more detailed information, please visit the official TAG Heuer website here.

MSRP: $3,600.00 - $3,800.00 USD

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