New TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Travels Through Time

The story of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 model continues. Since its relaunch last year, TAG Heuer’s luxury tool watch has rewritten the design and performance codes of sports watches, pushing its wearers beyond limits in search of ever greater performance.

And now comes another new chapter with a refined and colorful vision of the GMT function. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is the ultimate go-anywhere watch , with a powerful yet hugely versatile design built for crossing time zones and diving and surfing the world over.

day and night
In addition to its confident and steely look, the most striking thing about the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is its elegant blue, yellow and white color palette . TAG Heuer designers carefully selected these playful hues to represent the sky, the sun, the water, and the waves breaking near the shore. These colors also make the watch the perfect daily companion for surfers and divers who travel the world in search of the perfect wave and the most spectacular underwater habitats.

The imposing dial, which continues to feature its characteristic horizontal lines, is a deep midnight blue that contrasts with the white lumen-filled hands and hour markers. The tip of the rhodium-plated central seconds hand is lacquered in yellow and has a luminous insert to inform divers of the operation of the watch during a dive.

The bi – directional rotating bezel is coated in highly scratch – and fade – resistant ceramic . To distinguish day from night, it has two colors: half in a dark blue, which matches the dial and represents the night hours from 6 in the afternoon to 6 in the morning; and the other half in bright white to represent the daytime hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For absolute clarity and legibility, the 24-hour GMT scale is etched into the ceramic and then coated with contrasting colors: black for day and white for night.

In pursuit of the highest quality and readability, no detail has been overlooked. For example, the numbers 18 and 6 split at the point where the blue and white pottery meet, yet the color reversal in both numbers is perfectly reflected. The GMT hand, which makes a complete revolution of the dial once every 24 hours and is adjusted via the crown, is lacquered in yellow and has luminous material on the tip.

The result is a highly legible GMT wristwatch conceived and designed for the urban adventurer who, in pursuing a life on the waves, always pushes the limits.

Under the skin
Beyond these fresh and dynamic details and the addition of a second time zone, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT model maintains the same form and functionality of the acclaimed automatic watch introduced last year.

The instantly recognizable 12-facet bezel remains the link between the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional family and previous generations. And as before, all other facets have a knurled edge so the user can grip and adjust the bezel with ease and confidence. The crown is once again screwed down and protected, and the 43mm case continues to offer 300 meters of water resistance.

Followers of TAG Heuer Aquaracer history will recognize how these details fit with the brand’s six characteristics introduced in the 1980s and perpetuated in the original 2004 TAG Heuer Aquaracer model: a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, resistance water resistant to at least 200 meters, luminous markings, a sapphire crystal and a double safety clasp. Divers, surfers and adventurers have come to rely on these features .

Like the core of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300, the case back of the new watch is conceived in steel, with a repeating hexagonal design and the famous diving bell that also first appeared on the TAG Heuer Aquaracer case. in 2004. Another example of the exacting attention to detail applied to the new family of TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional watches is that they have been designed so that the bottom of the case is square , which means that the diving bell is always in an upright position.

One watch, two looks
The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is available with a stainless steel bracelet or a midnight blue rubber strap to match the dial and bezel. Both feature TAG Heuer’s ergonomic fit system, so the watch can be easily adapted to be worn over a diving suit or simply to adjust to changes in comfort as temperatures rise or fall. The designers have endeavored to follow Jack Heuer’s goal to ensure optimum legibility in this maritime watch.

power play
With all these aesthetic details, each chosen to maximize the watch’s performance, the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT also needed an ultra-reliable movement. So inside the watch is the TAG Heuer Caliber 7, a Swiss-made automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 50 hours. It also provides the watch with its date function, located at 6 o’clock and under a “Cyclops” magnifying glass.

Beyond the limit
The introduction of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch signals the next phase in the evolution of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional family, which also includes the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 collection. It takes up the six distinctive features of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer watch and combines the requirements of utility and luxury in unison . For surfers, divers and adventurers who cross time zones, it’s the ultimate luxury watch.

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