Just in time for summer, TAG Heuer recently presented three Aquaracer timepieces that emhance the sporty collection with avant-garde designs that are unlike anything ever seen in the brand’s selection. Stylish and rugged in olive-green khaki as well as in trendy tortoiseshell patterns.
True to the Aquaracer collection’s ocean-inspired heritage, the sporty and colourful special-edition timepieces are perfectly suited to a life of adventure in and around the water – ready to accompany wearers during all their favourite summertime activities, from the beach to beneath the ocean’s surface.
The Aquaracer 43 mm Khaki Special Edition features a combination of a sleek anthracite sunray brushed dial with an uni-directional rotating bezel in the same colour. With its rhodium-plated hour, minute and seconds hands which are coated with white Super-LumiNova and the angled date window at 3 o’clock, this olive-green watch clearly identifies itself as a member of the Aquaracer family. The olive-green khaki gives the watch a rugged, laid-back style.
The stainless steel case features brushed and polished surfaces and is water-resistant up to 30 atm. Engraved on the caseback is the image of a vintage divers’ helmet.
The strap comes in the same olive-khaki tone as the dial and the bezel.
In this Aquaracer collection, TAG Heuer used a tortoiseshell effect for the first time. The dark and light blue hues are reminiscent of the ocean’s surface, an effect which is enhanced by the blue sunray brushed dial with horizontal lines. The Aquaracer 43 mm Tortoise Shell Effect Special Edition is also available with a brown tortoiseshell pattern on the bezel combined with a black dial. As with its blue counterpart, the pattern is made with a resin technique.
Strengthening the timepieces’ functionality is the 60-minute scale on the unidirectional rotating bezel and the angled magnifying lens over the date window at 3 o’clock. The rhodium-plated applied indexes and hour, minute and seconds hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova for enhanced legibility in all lighting conditions.
Other than the olive-green model, the Aquaracer 43 mm Tortoise Shell Effect Special Edition is powered by an automatic movement, the Calibre 5.
These two watches are also water-resistant up to 30 atm and are equipped with a rubber strap which features an alligator leather pattern.