Aquaracer. Ever the pioneer, in 1892, Edouard Heuer filed the first patent for a watertight case in the history of watchmaking. It was an immediate success. Since that time, the Aquaracer (a collection created in 2003) has continued to evolve, becoming a sports watch beloved by men and women in equal measure. While available in various sizes and materials, the ceramic models in particular were a huge success last year.
This year, TAG Heuer is releasing a brand new version for women, in steel with a natural mother-of-pearl dial in a semi-transparent blue or black lacquer (a first for TAG Heuer), finished with a ceramic bezel and a tone-on-tone rubber strap with a satin finish.
In an elegant 35 mm size and water-resistant to 300 metres, this sports-inspired watch clearly draws on the collection’s iconic design with a 12-sided uni-directional rotating bezel featuring 6 polished catches and presented here in ceramic, an ideal material that offers unequalled scratch resistance.
Finally, for a touch of glamour, the dial is set with 11 diamonds with settings – and the bezel can be set with 35 diamonds for a total weight of 0.59 carats.
A completely steel strap is also available for sports enthusiasts, with links alternating between their brushed outer and polished centre.
WAY131L.FT6091: blue version, midnight blue ceramic bezel, blue satin strap
WAY131M.FT6092: black version, intense black ceramic bezel, black satin strap
WAY131L.BA0748: blue version, midnight blue ceramic bezel, steel bracelet
WAY131M.BA0748: black version, intense black ceramic bezel, steel bracelet
WAY131N.FT6091: blue version, bezel set with 35 diamonds, blue satin strap
WAY131P.FT6092: black version, bezel set with 35 diamonds, black satin strap
Quartz with date
Diameter 35 mm – in steel
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Polished steel screw-down crown
Screw-on case back engraved with a diving suit
Water-resistance: 300 metres
Uni-directional rotating bezel in steel, or in blue or intense black ceramic
Engraved numerals, white SuperLuminova™ dot at 12 o’clock
Stone-set version with 35 diamonds for a weight of 0.59 carats
Natural mother-of-pearl dial in blue or black lacquer – date window at 3 o’clock
Diamond or rhodium-plated, faceted, white SuperLuminova™, hand-applied indices
Rhodium-plated and faceted white SuperLuminova™ hour and minute hands
‘TAG Heuer’ logo and ‘AQUARACER’ inscription at 12 o’clock
‘300 METERS – 1000 ft’ inscription at 6 o’clock
Tone-on-tone satin rubber
Polished “butterfly” folding buckle with safety push-buttons