TAG Heuer might have the strongest connection with motorsports and cars, but it also has an illustrious history of making formidable dive watches. The watchmaker entered the genre back in the late 1970s with the introduction of Heuer 844 and has been a leading player in the market since then. Last year, it further pushed the limits of innovation with the launch of a revamped version of the Aquaracer collection, making it more refined and modernised. The brand has now expanded the range with the release of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT—a perfect combination of dive and travel watches.
The new TAG Heuer
watch is presented in a stainless steel case, measuring 43mm, and offers the collection’s signature 12-sided bezel that now has a knurled edge in addition to a scratch-proof and fade-resistant ceramic
insert. Not only this, instead of featuring the 60-minute diving scale, the bezel has the 24-hour scale and is divided into two colours, blue and white, to indicate day and night.
Speaking of the dial of the new TAG Heuer watch, it has more or less similar attributes and updates as previous year’s classic 300 models. Featuring a sunray-brushed finish and the well-known horizontal grooved pattern of the range, the blue display comprises a date window at the six o’clock position along with the original octagonal applied hour markers and bold sword-shaped hands. For perfect legibility in the deep sea water, each element of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT has been generously coated with Super-LumiNova. The most notable addition here is the central GMT hand, which comes in yellow—even the seconds hand has a hint of yellow hue—and adds a pop of colour to the overall timepiece.
The new TAG Heuer watch is equipped with the Calibre 7 that is based on a reliable and trusted Sellita SW330. Beating at the frequency of 28,800vph, the movement can store a power reserve of up to 50 hours. The Calibre 7 is hidden behind a solid caseback engraved with a repeating hexagonal motif and a diving helmet.
The timepiece is available either on a blue rubber strap or a three-link brushed steel bracelet—both equipped with a folding clasp and micro-adjustment system.