Editor’s note: Like you, we are also excited for the Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties. Before we get to dive deep into them, here’s our preview & Gut Reaction Review (Grr…) of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver. For our detailed hands-on reviews, please head to our dedicated reviews section here. This is NOT a sponsored post.
The New TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver In A Nutshell
It is turning out to be year of the Aquaracer, and we couldn’t be more delighted. After last year’s updated Aquaracer Calibre 5 Professional 300 Collection, and now alongside the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph and Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver from Watches and Wonders 2022, the Swiss brand is also adding a new timepiece to the Aquaracer Professional 300 core collection.
Inspired by the orange diver reference 844, the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver ref. WBP201F.BA0632 features a striking orange dial for underwater legibility on which the black applied indexes and hands subtly go about their time-telling business. But to bring amazing legibility above the water as well, these indices and hands are all filed with generous amounts of white Super-LumiNova®.
From the 1895 patented water-resistant Heuer pocket watch case to the Heuer 11360P from 1972 — that was the first Heuer diver chronograph — to 2004’s 2000-series that saw birth of the Aquaracer collection, TAG Heuer has a lot of heritage to offer with the new Aquaracer Calibre 5. The modern new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver now features a cult favourite 12-sided bezel, 43mm stainless steel cases with rubber straps equipped with TAG Heuer’s innovative adjustable folding clasp, ultra-legible dials, 300m water-resistance, and ceramic bezel inserts. Who says serious dive watches can’t be both practical and fun?
The new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver is presented as a 43mm diameter stainless steel case under which ticks the TAG Heuer Calibre 5 which is an automatic movement based on either the ETA 2824-2 or the Sellita SW200-1. The 26mm diameter movement offers a low power reserve of only 38-hours, beats at the standard frequency of 4Hz, comprises of 25 or 26 jewels (depending on ETA or Sellita base), and should feature Côtes de Genève decoration on the rotor. The case features 300m water-resistance and a 60-minute scale unidirectional turning bezel with a screw-down crown and case-back.
Enthusiasts will also appreciate that the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver reference also features a fine adjustment system on the strap that can extend or reduce the bracelet length by up to 1.5 cm.
“A symbol of safety and security at sea, the strong tone used in the orange of the dial on the latest addition to the Aquaracer family, is prevalent due to its strong contrast against the blue of the ocean. Orange is also one of the universal color pantones for speed, security and records, used on racing tracks or also on NASA spacesuits”.Press release
To find out more about the new Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver and their other watches, please head to their website here. All images unless otherwise stated are courtesy ©TAG Heuer. Make sure to check out our reviews of other Watches & Wonders 2022 novelties here.