TAG Heuer continues to update its Aquaracer Professional 300 collection with a new blue, yellow and white GMT edition that offers a hyper-clean, highly visible model to this serious dive series.
TAG Heuer says its designers opted for the ocean-hued color scheme to “represent the sky, the sun, the water and the crashing waves near the shore.”
The dial on the new 43mm-steel-cased TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT retains the collection’s signature horizontal lines, here in dark blue, which makes the white luminous hands and markers all the more visible. Yellow comes in to the picture via the rhodium-plated central seconds hand, which has a yellow lacquer tip, and a yellow GMT hand.
TAG Heuer excels with it bezels, and this model’s two-color bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel underscores that sentiment. Set with a 24-hour GMT scale, the markers are engraved into the ceramic and then filled with contrasting colors: black for day time and white for night.
Note the detail where the numerals 18 and 6 seamlessly which cross the point where the blue and white ceramic meet.
In addition to signature fluted, 12-sided Aquaracer bezel and the generous luminosity, the watch’s dive specifications echo those found in earlier Professional 300 models, namely a screwed and protected crown, 300 meters of water resistance, a sapphire crystal, and a double safety clasp.
Like other TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT models, this new edition features a steel back decorated with a repeating hexagon motif and the ‘scaphander’ diving suit, first seen on the 2004 Aquaracer.Inside, TAG Heuer fits its Caliber 7 automatic movement, with a power reserve of fifty hours.
TAG Heuer will offer the new Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT on either a stainless steel metal bracelet or on a deep midnight blue rubber strap to match the dial and bezel. Both feature an ergonomic fine adjustment system.
Prices: $3,500 (rubber strap) and $3,800 (steel bracelet).