Precision in timekeeping does not get any better than the renowned Tag Heuer watch brand. The official timekeeper for three consecutive Summer Olympic Games, Formula One World Championships, and the Skiing World Championships produces watches that are accurate by as much as 1/1000th of a second. It is also the favorite choice of watch among stars such as Leonardo de Caprio, Tiger Woods, and Brad Pitt, which is a sufficient testimony of its quality. For 150 years now, the Swiss-based watch company has been a global pace-setter with its outstanding top-quality watches. Its lines of high-end watches are designed for uses such as prestige and style, sports, and professional wear.
Tag Heuer is also a leading producer of diving watches. With roots dating back to 1982, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer watches for divers are designed for professional divers. The watches are built to not only withstand the underwater pressure, but also come with good looks that make them ideal for everyday use. Packed with all the necessary features from clarity to accuracy, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer watches are the ideal choice for most professional and amateur divers.
Take a look at our top five Tag Heuer diver watches ever.
Tag Heuer 500M Aquaracer - $3,900
The 500M Aquaracer is smaller but packs more features than its predecessors. It measures 43mm and is covered in a stainless steel case with bezel, giving it a sleek look. The body features a pusher on the left side and a textured crown on the right side, giving it a compact look fit for a diving watch. The black dial is encased in a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass for clarity, and the luminous hands make it easy to tell the time deep under water. It also features a date-display window at the 9-o’clock position. The stainless steel bracelet is stylish and complements the watch’s compact look perfectly.
The locking mechanism is a fold-over double-push button that ensures your watch stays in place lest you lose it in the deep blues. Most of the components within the case (for instance gaskets) have been boosted to enhance water resistance. In fact, the 500M Aquaracer is the thinnest automatic watch with a water resistance of up to 500m. Some people consider the new design conservative; others see it as a classical. But most people agree that it is definitely good looking. The Tag Heuer 500M Aquaracer goes for about $3,900, but prices vary in different outlets.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY218A.FC6361 - $3,500
This 43mm Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY218A.FC6361 packs everything you would want in a diving watch and more. For visibility, it features a black dial and luminescent hands and markers that tell time to the second. The bracelet is stainless-steel with a black textile strap. Coupled with the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, this model is undoubtedly one of the most appealing in the line. This model goes an extra step to pack in a 42-hour power reserve and a chronograph function for extra convenience. The chronograph complements the watch’s compact look and makes it suitable for weekend and casual wear. It is water resistant up to 300 meters, and it comes with a 2-years warranty. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY218A.FC6361 goes for about $3,500.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY208B.FC6382 - $2,400
This model has a striking appearance thanks to its signature Tag Heuer design and titanium body. Coupled with the amazing features packed under the hood, the titanium on this watch makes it stand out even among other high end Tag Heuer Aquaracer watches. The titanium body houses a black dial and luminescent hands that make it easy to tell time even in the deep blues. It is complemented by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and blue fabric straps that give it a casual appearance, making it ideal for use above water too.
Under water, the watch will endure flawlessly for up to 300 meters, which is enough allowance for the average professional diver to explore. A secure folding clasp ensures that the watch stays firmly in place for even the most aggressive swimmers. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY208B.FC6382 goes for about $2,400.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY2010.BA0927 - $1,800
Made with the sports enthusiast in mind, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY2010.BA0927 has everything a diver could need. It features a stylish stainless steel bracelet and a sapphire crystal glass that gives it a sleek and compact look. Beneath the sapphire glass is a black dial with blue and green luminescent-marked hands that make it easy to tell the time. It also features a unidirectional turning bezel that makes it easy to tell time limits.
This model is water-resistant up to 300 meters and functions just as well above the water. It also blends in seamlessly with casual wear and is just as effective for other sports. The Tag Heuer WAY2010.BA0927 goes for about $1,800. On the backside, the watch features a screw-in case cover engraved with diving bell.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY1110.BA0927 - $1,800
The Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY1110.BA0927 is relatively bigger and comes with extra features for a better diving experience. It has a striking appearance thanks to the chronograph, which makes it ideal not only for diving but also for casual wear. This model is water resistant up to 300 meters and features three visible sub-dials and a black dial that combine to give it a sleek appearance. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass beautifully covers the black dial and ensures that the watch maintains its sleek look even in rugged conditions. In addition, the watch features a date-display window at the 12 o’clock position.
The quality in the Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAY1110.BA0927 is reflected in its $1,800 price tag. For additional security, the watch is equipped with an EOL (end of life) indicator in which the seconds-hand starts making 4 second jumps after four seconds when the battery is weak. However, the movement maintains accurate timekeeping until all the power in the battery is exhausted.
Tag Heuer Aquaracer diving watches are adored for their superior quality, clarity, reliability, and even sleek looks. The quality of the Tag Heuer timepieces has been confirmed by the marque’s 150 years of consistent watch making. If that’s not enough credibility, every watch is accompanied by a two-year warranty but let’s be honest, will you even need this?
Written by Garrett Parker
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