At Watches & Wonders 2021, TAG Heuer replica revealed the Aquaracer Professional 300, marking a significant step forward for the model. The journey of the Aquaracer began in 1978, and it immediately charted a legacy as a reliable diver’s watch.
The TAG Heuer Ref. 844 replica with steel case offered a memorable dial design with a red 24-hour scale. It featured prominent lume-filled hour markers and a rotating divers’ bezel with a crystal-clear minutes scale for safely timing dives. It set the standard for reliable diver’s watches and was adopted by professional and recreational divers all over the world.
Forty years on, top quality replica TAG Heuer has unveiled a new model that continues that legacy. Like models before it, the waterproof replica TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 stands as a high-performance, stylish, luxury tool watch. However, the brand has also gone beyond the edge to produce the new model. By providing it with a bright new look and new materials the Aquaracer now has a new lease of life.
The new-generation model is bold, elegant, highly functional, and versatile. It also sets a new high-water mark for ergonomic, extreme-performance mechanical watches. However, it also echoes design elements seen in previous Aquaracer models.
TAG Heuer designers worked with six signature features of the Aquaracer, updating and upgrading them. To start, the team turned to the most visually arresting and immediately recognisable element of the watch – its 12-sided unidirectional rotating bezel. The basic form was evolved by integrating a scratch-resistant ceramic insert across the collection. The fluting of each of the 12 facets affords a better grip for the bezel.
They also went under the skin, re-engineering the bezel’s internal tooth profile so that the rotating mechanism becomes smoother, quieter, and easier to set. The result is a highly ergonomic device that delivers tangible improvements to the watch’s functionality.
All references in the new collection are powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 5, an ultra-reliable Swiss-made, automatic mechanical movement that drives hour, minute and seconds hands and a date, which is now positioned at 6 o’clock, in keeping with the design codes of the new generation of Swiss-made copy TAG Heuer watches. Every model has a solid case back and provides water-resistance to 300 metres (30 bar).
The sapphire crystal of the new model is also upgraded, integrating a magnifier over the date at 6 o’clock into the underside of the crystal so that the surface is smooth to the touch. This simple but effective forward step also makes the date easier to read from wider angles.
The bezel’s silhouette was then used to inform further elements of the quality copy TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300’s design, so that it now has eight octagonal hour markers and a 12-sided crown. Further improvements were then made to the overall look and legibility of the watch.
The new model has a wider, more sword-shaped hour hand (reminiscent of the last of the TAG Heuer 2000 Series, introduced in 2004) and a narrower minutes hand to create a clearer distinction between the two hands in low-light conditions.
For extra clarity, the designers chose green Super-LumiNova for the hour hand and hour markers, and blue Super-LumiNova for the minutes hand. The crown protection has been rethought too, and is now softer and more rounded, cupping the crown in a style reminiscent of the Ref. 844.
Combined, these small details become significant, because they deliver greater legibility, even in extreme conditions where visibility is greatly reduced.