TAG Heuer has brought out sparkling new emerald green versions of their ever-popular Aquaracer 300m diver for both men and women. The new watches take their inspiration from the rich mix of blue and green shades to be found in the world’s oceans. The origins of the Aquaracer dates back to 1982 when Jack Heuer launched what was then known as the Heuer 2000. It was to be the last Heuer watch production under his leadership.
The 2000 Series went on to become available in a wide variety of guises powered by both automatic and quartz movements and in a range of dive watches, chronographs and even a high-end Chronometer version. Heuer 2000 also happened to be one of the most copied of so-called ubiquitous ‘copy watches’ hawked throughout the 1980s. Heuer 2000 copies, usually of pre-CNC poor quality, were offered to easily led tourists throughout the Far East.
GO FOR GREEN
The latest iteration of the Aquaracer stands out as a color not generally chosen for a dive watch. TAG Heuer has created two green-dialed Aquaracer 300m models that offer functionality and plenty of eye-catching cachet in or on any terrain. The watches can be bought individually or as matching couple’s watches, ironic, given the former popularity of Heuer 2000 copy watches; because couples watches sell particularly well in the Far East.
The 43 mm Aquaracer has a green dial that creates an eye-catching light display thanks to its sunray effect. The horizontal lines that run across the dial are designed to resemble the wooden docks where sailboats are moored. There’s a date window at 3 o’clock on the dial, with the numerals on the bezel filled with black lacquer, and the familiar Aquaracer triangle marker at 12 o’clock.
There’s a smaller counterpart at 32 mm. It also features the same emerald green sunray dial, but for this model, there are no horizontal lines. Instead, it is decorated with graceful diamond hour markers. The ladies watch has the same date window at 3 o’clock on and the Aquaracer triangle marker at 12 o’clock.
Both watches are crafted from stainless steel and presented on stainless-steel bracelets, each with a diver’s extension.
READY FOR ACTION WITH 6 AQUARACER ATTRIBUTES
With 300 meters of water resistance, the new Aquaracer watches are robust and ready for all kinds of experiences and activities, but of course, they’re exceptionally well-suited for underwater exploration. As with all Aquaracers going back to the very first models introduced in 2004, these new pieces are both equipped with the six standard Aquaracer diving features. These are:
- Water resistance to 300 meters
- A unidirectional rotating bezel
- A screw-down crown
- Luminescent hands and markers
- A double security clasp
- A sapphire crystal
The men’s version runs on the Calibre 5 Automatic movement, based on the ever-reliable 2824-2 movement, it has a 62-hour power reserve. The ladies’ version runs on a Swiss quartz movement.
The Men’s 300M Aquaracer in Emerald green sells for US$2,300 and the ladies version sells for US$2,150.