Three new special-edition models complement the TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection, sporting a stylish olive-green khaki colour from bezel to strap and tortoiseshell patterns in blue and brown.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – June 2020: Just in time for summer, luxury watch brand TAG Heuer presents three Aquaracer timepieces that enhance the sporty collection with avant-garde designs that are unlike anything ever seen in the brand’s selection. The first timepiece, available in June, is stylish and rugged in olive­ green khaki, while the two following models, available in August, feature a trendy tortoiseshell pattern on the bezel.

True to the Aquaracer collection’s ocean-inspired heritage, the sporty and colourful special-edition timepieces are perfectly suited to a life of adventure in and around the water – ready to accompany wearers during all their favourite summertime activities, from the beach to the boat and beneath the waves.

Trendy olive-green khaki   gives the TAG Aquaracer a rugged, laid-back style

Introducing two firsts to the sporty Aquaracer collection, the Aquaracer 43 mm Khaki Special Edition features a contemporary combination of a sturdy fabric strap and sleek anthracite sunray brushed dial. The olive-green colour adorns the aluminium unidirectional rotating bezel and the strap with a steel pin buckle. The 43 mm quartz timepiece features a polished and fine-brushed steel case. In line with the Aquaracer’s  reputation  for precision in performance, the rhodium-plated hour, minute and seconds hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova® and there is an angled date window at 3 o’clock on the dial. Engraved on the caseback is the image of a vintage divers’ helmet and the water-resistance of this elegant yet casual Aquaracer model: 300 metres/1,000 feet.

TAG Heuer’s first tortoiseshell pattern

Inspired by the sunlight reflecting off the ocean waves, the luxury watchmaker has created a magnificent tortoiseshell effect on the Aquaracer bezel using an innovative resin technique. The dark and light blue hues are reminiscent of the ocean’s surface, as seen from the deck of a yacht, an effect which is enhanced by the blue sunray brushed dial with horizontal lines. The Aquaracer 43 mm Tortoise Shell Effect Special Edition is also available with a contemporary brown tortoiseshell pattern on the bezel and a black sunray brushed dial with horizontal stripes. As with its blue counterpart, the pattern on this version is made with an innovative resin effect – a first for TAG Heuer.

Strengthening the timepieces’ functionality is the 60-minute scale on the unidirectional rotating bezel and the angled magnifying lens over the date window at 3 o’clock. The rhodium-plated applied indexes and hour, minute and seconds hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova® for enhanced legibility in all lighting conditions. Another first for the brand with these special-edition models is the high-end rubber strap, which features an alligator leather pattern and a steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons. This allows the wearer to sport a luxurious watch in total comfort while enjoying all manners of nautical activities. The 43 mm timepieces are fashioned from polished and fine-brushed stainless steel and powered by the automatic Aquaracer Calibre 5. The stainless-steel screw-down caseback is engraved with the image of a vintage divers’ helmet and the Aquaracer’s impressive water-resistance of 300 metres/1,000 feet.