Youthful, chunky, trendy. These two new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 watches were built for young people and launched in perfect time for the 2017 summer season. Its characteristics, with a 300 metre water resistance, make it a classic diving watch but it is very much a sports watch in its looks. A watch for the beach (more here).
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 is in two versions, a blue-grey Arctic camouflage pattern, or a khaki version. Both have a stitched nylon strap matching the dial. The case is 43 mm in diameter, in titanium, with a unidirectional bezel. The watchglass has a cyclops lens at 3 o’clock to magnify the date.
The caseback is solid, with an engraving of an antique diving helmet. Inside, the TAG Heuer Calibre 5 is a Swiss-made movement, probably a Sellita SW200, with 26 jewels, running at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz, about 40 hours power reserve.
The move by TAG Heuer to give this watch a wider appeal than just divers is shown by the fact that they linked it to their Friend of the Brand Kai Lenny from Hawaii, a specialist in just about all surfing sports. Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer, said, “TAG Heuer is the first luxury brand to enter the world of surfing. Our slogan #DontCrackUnderPressure is perfectly suited to the Big Wave Tour and makes our collaboration different and interesting. It will enable TAG Heuer to make an energetic entrance into the world of young people.”
Both versions of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M cost €2,500. The blue camo version is reference WAY208D.FC8221; the khaki version is reference WAY208E.FC8222. Read more on the TAG Heuer website.