Whoever looking for a diver watch minus the great bulk or gargantuan markings is asked to go through the following lines closely. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 300M comes under the dress diver category and fits it better than the Omega-s and the Rolex-es. It’s tough, yet aesthetically versatile; thin enough to fit under a shirt cuff, luxurious enough to wear at a yacht party. However, this isn’t the only Aquaracer model TAG Heuer came up with. There have been many over the years and some of them more exciting in both form and functions than the 300m Calibre 5. Why, then, this one?
When you wear a classic, many of us want things to remain as close as possible to the original one. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 300M wins over the others in the line-up due to this simple fact; its execution is the closest compared to the original 1982 Aquaracer predecessor - the Heuer 2000. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 300M features the same assets, finishes and iconic charisma, of which; the exquisite bezel shape and the six studs on it catch the eyes first.
The Calibre 5 is a watch designers created to be absolutely stunning and purposeful, which is also one of the primary reasons behind its popularity. Re-introduced in 2014, now the Tag Heuer Aquaracer comes with a new case, a new bezel shape (flat instead of pointed at the base) and a new dial (with horizontal streak patterns) but its inspirations and the influences show clearly.
The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic is the mechanical version of the Aquaracer. It’s water resistant up to 300 metres and has alternate brushed and polished finishes on its case. The bezel markings are engraved this time; not in black lacquer like it used to be earlier.
The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 movement is a reliable one. It’s based on the Sellita SW200 and therefore, has 28,800 bph and reserves power for 38 hours. Its hands are pretty thick and the seconds hand has a counterweight on its tip, which is triangular in shape. This improves visibility under very poor light conditions. All the hands, the markers and the bezel dot at 12 have generous amounts of lume.
The new rubber strap is wonderful choice for anyone keeping in touch with the waters. It goes well with smart, casual dresses or sporty outfits. A blend in utilitarian and sporty fashions, it makes the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre a really significant contribution to the Diver tradition. You don’t need to be a watch enthusiast to understand it or even, justify. Just a love for fineries is enough for that, but this finery is not the delicate stuff.