TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 New Additions

Following the launch of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 series during Watches and Wonders Geneva in April, TAG Heuer has released three references, including a new iteration of a TAG Heuer icon, the all-black, lume-dialled TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 New Additions 2021

These three TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 models take the collection to 11 references. All three new models are non-limited and go into the core collection, each with a 43 mm stainless steel case and rubber strap equipped with TAG Heuer’s innovative adjustable folding clasp.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic black dial Reference WBP201A.FT6197

The new black and blue versions pick up on the bracelet models introduced at Watches and Wonders: both are colour-themed with matching black or blue dials, ceramic bezel inserts and rubber straps.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic blue dial Reference WBP201B.FT6198

The standout model of the release is the black DLC-coated Night Diver. Its stainless-steel case, bezel, crown, caseback and clasp are all coated in matt black diamond-like carbon, known as DLC, a high- performance, hard-wearing finish designed for use in extreme conditions. The bezel insert is highly resistant black ceramic.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP201D.FT6197

The TAG Heuer “Night Diver” was first introduced in the mid- 1980s. Loved by active, style-conscious watch buyers who push their limits,  it became one of the most celebrated sports watches of its era.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP201D.FT6197

TAG Heuer has created a faithful update to this much-loved watch, retaining and improving signature details such as the famous 12-sided bezel and the dial’s horizontal engraved lines to produce a refined, highly versatile modern classic.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP201D.FT6197

The Night Diver’s other signature feature is its fully luminescent dial, which is coated in green Super- LumiNova® to deliver exceptional glow-in-the-dark performance. To ensure ultimate legibility in extreme low-light conditions, the watch’s minute and central seconds hands are filled with blue lume to contrast with the green of the dial.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP201D.FT6197

The hour hand and octagonal hour markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock are filled with green lume, and the remaining octagonal hour markers are all edged with black lacquer. The triangle on the unidirectional rotating bezel at 12, which is crucial to accurately and safely measure dive times, is also filled with striking blue lume to match the blue of the minute and central seconds hands.

Each of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 references comes with a beautifully engineered integrated rubber strap equipped with TAG Heuer’s newly developed adjustable clasp system.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP201D.FT6197

These straps will be cut to length as part of a fitting process at a TAG Heuer boutique or by an authorised dealer. The wearer will then have the freedom to adjust their strap to accommodate a wetsuit, or simply to reflect changes in ambient conditions that make the wrist expand or contract.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 New Clasp

The fine-tuning system developed by TAG Heuer allows this adjustment can be made to extremely small tolerances. This is done by pinching and sliding the button on the side of the clasp.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 New Additions

The clasp also features double safety push-buttons that prevent it from being unlocked by accident. It’s this level of utility that underscores the Aquaracer Professional 300 series’ ultimate luxury tool watch status.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 New Additions

As with the eight pieces in the launch collection, the three new references pick up on the six signature features that have defined TAG Heuer dive watches since 1983: a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water resistance to at least 200 metres, luminous markings, a scratch-resistant crystal and a double safety clasp.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic black dial Reference WBP201A.FT6197

The form carries a number of further details that enhance its luxury feel and performance. The 12 sides of the bezel are all faceted for grip, the crown is protected to prevent accidental damage and there’s a magnifying glass over the date, which is integrated into the underside of the sapphire crystal, making it smooth to the touch.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic black dial Reference WBP201A.FT6197

The dial with its trademark horizontally engraved lines have also been refined for the new generation of watches and are now set slightly further apart than in previous Aquaracer iterations, giving the watches their elegant, sophisticated look.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic black dial Reference WBP201A.FT6197

As with the launch collection, the three new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 references are powered by TAG Heuer’s Calibre 5 automatic movement. They all have solid casebacks stamped with the famous scaphander diving suit, complete with a 12-sided faceplate. All TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 models are water-resistant to 300 metres (30 bar, 1,000 feet).

In April, TAG Heuer also introduced a highly collectible limited-edition version of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 at launch to both complement the core collection and salute the design’s wonderful heritage. It’s called the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP208C.FT6201

This timepiece is inspired by the fabled Ref. 844 divers’ watch introduced in 1978. Only 844 examples of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 will be made and launched in September 2021.

Technical details

Model: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic
Reference WBP201A.FT6197 / WBP201B.FT6198

Movement
Calibre 5 Automatic

Case
43 mm diameter
Steel fine brushed, polished case
Ceramic black 60-minute scale unidirectional turning bezel
Flat sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
Steel screwed case back
Water resistance: 300 meters

Reference WBP201A.FT6197

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic black dial Reference WBP201A.FT6197

Dial
Black sunray brushed dial
Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER sticker logo
Angled date with magnifying lens at 6 o’clock
AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 m / 1000 ft printed

Bracelet
Black rubber strap
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons and fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Reference WBP201B.FT6198

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Calibre 5 Automatic blue dial Reference WBP201B.FT6198

Dial
Blue sunray-brushed
Rhodium-plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated central hand with white Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium-plated TAG HEUER sticker logo
Angled date with magnifying lens at 6 o’clock
AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 m / 1000 ft printed

Bracelet
Blue rubber strap
Stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons and fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Available from
September 2021

Model: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver – Calibre 5 Automatic
Reference WBP201D.FT6197

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP201D.FT6197

Movement
Calibre 5 Automatic

Case
43 mm diameter
Black DLC steel sand blasted case
Ceramic black 60-minute scale unidirectional turning bezel
Flat sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Black DLC steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
Black DLC steel screwed case back
Water resistance: 300 meters

Dial
White Super-LumiNova® opalin dial
Black gold plated applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova® or black lacquer
Black gold plated hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®
Black gold plated central hand with white Super-LumiNova®
Black gold plated TAG HEUER sticker logo
6 o’clock magnifying lens, angled date
AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 M / 1000 FT printed

Bracelet
Black rubber strap
Black DLC steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons with fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Available from
September 2021

Model: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 – Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP208C.FT6201

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Tribute to Ref. 844 - Calibre 5 Automatic, Reference WBP208C.FT6201

Movement
Calibre 5 Automatic

Case
43 mm diameter
Titanium grade 5 polished, fine brushed case
Ceramic black 60-minute scale unidirectional turning bezel
Flat sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
Steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
Steel screwed case back with special engraving “ONE OF 844”
Water resistance: 300 meters

Dial
Black opalin dial with red numerals
Rhodium plated applied indexes with old radium coloured Super-
LumiNova® Rhodium plated hour and minute hands with old radium coloured Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium plated central hand with old radium coloured Super-LumiNova®
Rhodium plated TAG HEUER sticker logo
6 o’clock magnifying lens, angled date
AQUARACER AUTOMATIC 300 M / 1000 FT printed

Bracelet
Perforated black rubber strap
Steel folding clasp with double safety push-buttons with fine adjustment system; TAG Heuer shield

Available from
September 2021