This year’s Baselworld revealed not only the newest watches on the market but also the latest trends in the industry. One of the popular trends that still appear this year is the vintage-inspired design, allowing us to experience first-hand and take a closer look at the roots of the brands. Re-interpretations and re-editions of well-known, deeply loved, and highly sought after watch designs still tickle the fancy of collectors and aficionados.
As with previous years, the use of materials on watches always catches the attention of watch lovers. Bronze cases, most notably, peaks the interest as it produces a unique patina over time, adds character, and truly makes the piece one-of-a-kind. Case sizes are getting smaller as more and more 42, 40, and 38 mm case sizes appear. And certainly not the least, colour seems to have its own hand in stealing the limelight.
This year, TAG Heuer introduces an on-trend colour for men and women who desire an innovative timepiece that blends fashion with function.
The Aquaracer is the watch line of TAG Heuer that has continuously maintained the “Six Features” since its launch. These “Six Features” are: water resistance to 300 meters, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, luminescent hands and markers, a double security clasp, and a sapphire crystal.
The Aquaracer also remains a direct descendant of the TAG Heuer range of diving watches that started in the late 1970s. Today’s Aquaracer was based on the 2000 Series. Its origins date back to 1982 when Jack Heuer launched the Heuer 2000: a very legible dial and manufactured in steel, gold, or in both metals combined. It came in a 38 mm case with a quartz movement or a 41 mm case with an automatic movement. In the motorsport world, the Monaco or the Carrera are the watches to have. But when it comes to diving, the Aquaracer is your reliable companion. In 2004, the 2000 range was renamed to 2000 Aquaracer. Eventually they dropped the “2000” and simply named it “Aquaracer”.
This year, TAG Heuer introduces a green dial to the Aquaracer collection that blends fashion and function in two versatile models.
Inspired by the mesmerising blue and green shades of the ocean, the Swiss watchmaker has created two green-dialled Aquaracer models that offer sporty functionality on any terrain. The stylish timepieces are distinguished by their everyday versatility and dive-ready technology. Whether purchased individually or as a couple’s watch, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Gents Green Dial and the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Ladies Green Dial watches are ready for exploration – either above the water or below sea level.
The 43 mm stainless steel Aquaracer has a stunning green dial that creates an eye-catching light display with its sunray effect. The design of the horizontal lines that run across the dial resembles the wooden docks where sailboats are moored. There is a date window at 3 o’clock on the dial, and the numerals on the bezel are filled in with black lacquer, as is the triangle marker at 12 o’clock. Inside the case is the Calibre 5 automatic movement.
The smaller 32 mm stainless steel counterpart features the same regal sunray green dial but without the horizontal lines. Instead, it is decorated with elegant diamond hour markers. The date window also appears at 3 o’clock. This watch is powered by a quartz movement.
Elegant, sophisticated, and bold, these new additions are a contemporary interpretation of the water resistant timepieces the watchmaker has developed throughout its history. With their comfortable bracelets and timeless designs, the precise and reliable Aquaracer models are prepared to go wherever the wearer takes them.