TAG Heuer has released new versions of its Aquaracer dive watch collection with bezels constructed from lightweight carbon.
In the collection’s DNA, is go deep which been much publicised ever since it patented the first water resistant case in 1895. The brand has been braving the high seas and sending divers lower and lower into the depths of the ocean, going deeper and darker from 100 to 1000 m with the Aquagraph. The Aquaracer’s unique double security clasp and unidirectional turning bezel to protect divers so that they can take risks and count on the ultimate precision under pressure as the dive into life.
With the development and implementation of new materials for timepiece construction, TAG Heuer is adding a contemporary twist to mechanical watches whose basic designs haven’t changed a whole lot in more than a century.
As a brand, TAG Heuer, is closely connected to motorsports, it’s not surprising that it has produced several timepieces that integrate ultra-light, super-strong carbon fibre, a material used copiously on race cars and road-legal supercars, in their cases and dials.
Its newest collection to proudly showcase the material is the Carbon Aquaracer, which includes three variations in different colours namely: rose gold, yellow, and blue. However, on each of the three versions, the colour is kept to a minimum, mostly relegated to the indices, seconds hand, and strap.
It comes in an interesting 41 mm case that is constructed from lightweight titanium with a corrosion-resistant black physical vapor deposition coating, and the 60-minute unidirectional bezel that is made wholly from carbon. It helps lessen the weight of the watch, by ensuring its comfort on the wrist.
The random elements inherent in the process of creating the carbon bezel, makes each piece features its own unique marble-like pattern of black and grey. According to TAG Heuer, these inclusions resemble waves, which gives the diving watch water resistant up to 984 feet (300 meters) a nice visual hint to its practical purpose. An unreal carbon fibre dial continues the black and grey motif.
The TAG Heuer logo appears at 12 o’clock on the dial and is rendered in different tones depending on the version while a date magnified date window comes up at 3 o’clock.
The Carbon Aquaracer collection is available now online and in boutiques. The yellow and blue variations are priced at $4,000, but if you want to step up your game and really go on a spending spree, you can pay an extra $50 for the rose gold version.
In Nigeria, you can order 53, Gana Street Maitama, Abuja or visit www.tagheuer.com