LVMH Watch Week, the first watch fair of the year, continues in online due to omicron variant, where innovations from the brands of the LVMH group, including Hublot, Zenith, TAG Heuer and Bulgari are introduced. No doubt that, one of the prominent collections of the fair came from TAG Heuer. The brand has introduced Professional 200 series.
Actually, TAG Heuer’s first Aquaracer story began with the Heuer Reference 844 that introduced by Jack Heuer in 1978. The timepiece was designed for men and women who enjoy with outdoors sports in nature, so it was resistant to extreme conditions. When the model was named as Aquaracer in 2005, the series became known by 6 design code: Bidirectional rotating bezel, screw-crown, 200 meters water resistance, luminescent hands, sapphire crystal glass, double safety clasp. The model is an interpretation of the brand’s expertise in diving and sailing watches dating back to the 19th century, and the watch took its place among diving watches dating back to the 19th century, and the watch took its place among diving watches as a timepiece with a high price-performance ratio.
Last year, TAG Heuer improved its series with the brand’s new luxury diving watch Aquaracer Professional 300. And this year, Aquaracer wants to share every moment with us through its newly introduced 200 series, not only underwater, but also from weekend activities to other outdoor sports such as ice, skating, skiing, and mountaineering. The dials are in black or blue Calibre 5 sunray-brushed finish across automatic movement, the other is in black or silver sunray-brushed finished across quartz movement. The timepieces measure in at 40 or 30 mm wide and 11 mm thick.
From 300 to 200, we could say that the design is more refined size: The case measures in at 40 mm instead of 43 mm, and here are more refined and twelve-sided case, a steel bezel, longer indexes, and more prominent numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 positions.
To introduce the new star of the TAG Heuer family’s “functional watches” series, the brand has collaborated with Thierry Donard, the director of the extreme sports movie series Nuit de la Glisse. Even watching such movies that filmed at the most extreme points of the world, while jumping from a helicopter to a mountain by skiing or diving deep, gives the feeling of being on an adventure.