Even though mostly associated with motorsport and chronographs, TAG Heuer has long been active in the field of dive watches. In fact, the company that was still just Heuer launched its first dive watch in 1978. Since then, these aquatic models have always been part of the collection, under several names, such as the 2000 series, the 2000 Aquaracer and later Aquaracer-only. Following updates in several collections in recent years, with revamped Carrera and Monaco lines, TAG Heuer now presents its updated Aquaracer collection. More refined yet still very recognisable, the new range has been fully revamped without losing its DNA. We take a closer look, with a video review, of the 2021 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300.
If you want to know more about the origins of the Aquaracer collection, which can be traced back to 1978 and the reference 844, you can take a look at our introducing article here. Today, we’ll focus on the new model, and you can discover all the updates in the video on top of this article. And while the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer still feels familiar and shares a lot with its predecessors, it actually is a whole new watch, which has been re-designed and updated on multiple levels.
Still measuring 43mm in diameter, the case has been reshaped with sharper lines, a new crown-guard module and mostly, far more refined finishings, such as a nice combination of brushed and polished surfaces. The bezel is also new and loses its claws for a cleaner design, yet still with the classic 12-sided profile. Even the bracelet is new, and now features a fine adjustment system. Altogether, when you handle this new version of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer, the feeling of quality has been drastically improved.
For the dial, the style remains familiar too, with horizontal grooves and a choice of black, blue or silver colours. Yet, most details have been updated, with newly shaped markers and hands, as well as a date positioned at 6 o’clock, with a magnifier on the inner side of the crystal. Inside, no surprises, as TAG Heuer still relies on the Calibre 5, an automatic movement based on a Sellita architecture.
To discover all the details and specifications, check the video on top. And for more video reviews, please consult our YouTube page here.
Technical specifications – TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300
Case: 43mm diameter – stainless steel case, brushed with polished accents – 12-sided bezel with ceramic insert and serrated edge – redesigned crown guards – closed caseback decorated with a diving helmet – screw-down crown – sapphire crystal with cyclops (inner side) – 300m water-resistant
Dial: Black dial, sunray-brushed finishing – horizontal engraved lines – octagonal applied hour markers with rectangular markers for 3, 9 and 12 o’clock – sword-shaped hands with Super-LumiNova – date window at 6’clock
Movement: calibre 5 (Sellita SW200-1 base) – automatic winding – central hour, minutes and seconds – date indication – 26 jewels – 4Hz frequency (28,800vph) – 38h power reserve
Bracelet: Three-link stainless steel bracelet, brushed – fine adjustment folding clasp
Availability: from June 2021