Watches & Wonders 2022: TAG Heuer Unveils New Models
TAG Heuer launches the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph, the Carrera X Porsche Limited Edition as well as Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver.
It may only be the second day of Watches & Wonders, but we’ve gotten so many gems already. TAG Heuer has dug deep this year and come up with the goods. In this highlight, we’ll be talking about the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph — the brand’s first solar-powered watch — the Carrera X Porsche Limited Edition as well as Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph
Driven by light, TAG Heuer forays into new frontiers as it releases its first ever solar-powered watch — the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph. Following the reimagining of the Aquaracer collection last in 2021, the Solargraph gives new meaning to ‘made for outdoors’ with a solar powered timepiece.
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Powered by the calibre TH50-00 produced by Manufacture La Joux-Perret exclusively for TAG Heuer, power generation has been optimised to ensure maximum performance as it absorbs both sunlight or artificial light. Two minutes under sunlight can power the watch for one full day, while a fully charged capacity ensures the watch operates autonomously for six months.
Should the Solargraph stop working after prolonged idle time, 10 seconds of light exposure will kick start its movement. The Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph features a black DLC coated stainless steel case with a bezel insert made of a blend of carbon and green SuperLumiNova.
TAG Heuer Carrera X Porsche Limited Edition
The second chapter of the TAG Heuer X Porsche partnership materialises with the TAG Heuer Carrera X Porsche Limited Edition. The latest limited edition model pays tribute to Porsche’s emblematic yellow, reserved for its sportiest cars.
Red accents seen on the first model make way for yellow while the metallic bodywork of Porsche’s cars is recreated on the dial. Given the strong association both TAG Heuer and Porsche share with motorsports, two sub-dials feature an asphalt texture.
Other Porsche influences include an oscillating mass shaped like the Porsche steering wheel set on the Calibre HEUER 02 Automatic movement and a textile inspired leather strap with double stitching inspired by the seat upholstery of Porsche cars.
Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver
First announced at Watches & Wonders 2021, the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver lives up to the hype. More robust than its contemporaries, the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver is the first to make use of calibre TH30-00 from Kenissi Manufacture SA — one of the most highly regarded movement manufacturers in the business.
As its name suggests, the new watch is built for professional divers and will be able to handle depth of up to 1,000m. Apart from this, divers will also appreciate the attention TAG Heuer has placed on crafting the watch’s hands. The hour hand in particular, is in the shape of an arrow and is more imposing than that of the Aquaracer Professional 300. Coated with Super-LumiNova, it’s also very visible underwater. The minute and second hands — which divers pay most attention to — are orange to increase visibility as well.
Despite its robust build, the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver has a thickness of only 15.75mm, giving a sleek and elegant feel as well, so it’ll feel at home if you’re actually diving or just desk diving.
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