TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Oracle Team USA Limited Editions

To pay the tribute to the partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the 34th America’s Cup defending champions, TAG Heuer introduces the new Aquaracer 500M series.

As Official Partner, TAG Heuer is using its latest technology to support ORACLE TEAM USA in its bid to retain the America’s Cup for the USA. The world’s greatest contest in sailing, the 2013 America’s Cup reaches its climax in San Francisco. All the American team will be using newly launched Aquaracer timepieces by TAG Heuer.

TAG Heuer AQUARACER 500M Calibre 16 Chronograph (44mm), Team USA / Defender (Oracle Team USA Limited Edition)
TAG Heuer AQUARACER 500M Calibre 16 Chronograph (44mm), Team USA / Defender (Oracle Team USA Limited Edition)

Join 2013 America’s Cup adventure with Aquaracer “TEAM USA” Limited Editions, as worn by the ORACLE TEAM USA athletes. These timepieces combine all the professional safety features of the range and come with special racing red touches.

Both watch and chronograph proudly salute the ORACLE TEAM USA colours with the red of the hand-applied “TEAM USA” or “DEFENDER” logos, the helium valve, and the hands—all standing out boldly against the vertical wave pattern of the black dial.

TAG Heuer AQUARACER 500M Calibre 5 Automatic Watch, Team USA / Defender (Oracle Team USA Limited Edition)
TAG Heuer AQUARACER 500M Calibre 5 Automatic Watch, Team USA / Defender (Oracle Team USA Limited Edition)

The Calibre 5 automatic 43mm watch, worn by all the ORACLE TEAM USA crew, has a sapphire crystal case back embellished with team logo in black printed lettering. The Calibre 16 44mm chronograph will be put to the test by legendary skippers Russell Coutts and Jimmy Spithill. It comes with a special case back stamped with the iconic ORACLE TEAM USA boat.

All the new Aquaracer are equipped with the TAG Heuer safety features that make them the natural choice for extreme watersports. Water-resistant to 500 meters, they all have a helium valve at 10 o’clock.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer AQUARACER 500M Calibre 16 Chronograph (44mm), Team USA / Defender (Oracle Team USA Limited Edition)

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre 16 Chronograph – Date

Dial
•Black dial with vertical streak effect

•3 black counters:
-chronograph minute at 12 o’clock
– Chronograph hour at 6 o’clock
– running second at 9 o’clock

•Hand-applied indexes
•Red 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph hands, and chronograph second hand with red tip
•Rhodium plated hour and minute hands and indexes with white luminescent markers
•Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo and TEAM USA or DEFENDER logos
•Date window at 3 o’clock
•“CALIBRE 16 – AUTOMATIC – AQUARACER 500M – SWISS MADE” white lettering on the dial

Case
•Case diameter : 44mm
•Alternate fine-brushed and polished steel case
•Unidirectional turning bezel with black rubber coating :
-Fine-brushed stainless steel numerals
-Luminescent dot at 12 o’clock
•Screw-in black rubber over-molded crown with TAG Heuer logo
•Black rubber over-molded push buttons with grooves on the side
•Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment
•Screw-in case back with a special Oracle Racing boat stamping
•Fine-brushed stainless steel automatic helium valve at 10 o’clock with red tip
•Water-resistance: 500 meters

Bracelet
•Black rubber strap with red rubber lining and safety clasp with double push buttons
•Fine-brushed steel end piece with and “500 M” engraving
OR
•3 row fine-brushed steel bracelet and clasp with double push buttons

Model: TAG Heuer AQUARACER 500M Calibre 5 Automatic Watch, Team USA / Defender (Oracle Team USA Limited Edition)

Movement
TAG Heuer Calibre 5 Automatic Watch – Date

Dial
•Black dial with vertical streak effect
•Hand-applied indexes
•Red second hand
•Rhodium plated hour and minute hands and indexes with white luminescent markers
•Hand-applied TAG Heuer logo and TEAM USA or DEFENDER logos
•Date window at 9 o’clock with a magnifying lense
•“AQUARACER 500M – PROFESSIONAL” white lettering on the dial

Case
•Case diameter : 43mm
•Fine brushed steel case
•Unidirectional turning bezel with black rubber coating :
-Fine-brushed stainless steel numerals
-Luminescent dot at 12 o’clock
•Screw-in black rubber over-molded crown with TAG Heuer logo
•Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with double antireflective treatment
•Sapphire case back with a special Oracle Racing black printed lettering
•Fine-brushed stainless steel automatic helium valve at 10 o’clock with red tip
•Water-resistance: 500 meters

Bracelet
•Black rubber strap and safety clasp with double push buttons
•Fine-brushed steel end piece with and “500 M” engraving
OR
3 row fine-brushed steel bracelet and clasp with double push buttons

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