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TAG Heuer has released a trio of new Aquaracers for the summer. These include a KHAKI Quartz as well as a Cal. 5 powered duo with a unique tortoiseshell patterned diver’s bezel which will be available from next month (August).
Introducing the new Aquaracer 43mm Tortoiseshell-Effect Caliber 5 Automatic Black, perhaps inspired by the sunset reflecting off the ocean waves or hairbrush/comb?
TAG Heuer seems to have at least has come up with something unique with its tortoiseshell effect which was created using an innovative resin technique.
The dark and light brown tones on black are classic tortoise shell colors. Of course tortoises are land creatures so I’m not sure I’m really getting much of an ocean vibe here.
The Aquaracer 43mm Tortoiseshell-Effect Special Edition is also available with a contemporary blue tortoiseshell pattern on the bezel and a blue sunray brushed dial with horizontal stripes.
Said tortoiseshell effect unidirectional rotational bezels are with 60-min. dive-time scales while their Sapphire crystals are with dreaded (cyclops) angled magnifying lenses over the 3 o’clock date window.
The sunray brushed black dial is with rhodium-plated applied indexes and hour, minute and seconds hands. These are coated with white Super-LumiNova for enhanced legibility in all lighting conditions.
Another first for the brand with these special-edition models is a high-quaily rubber strap that 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 Caliber 5 automatic-powered Aquaracer comes with a 43mm Stainless steel case with a combination polished and fine-brushed finish.
Finally like any Aquaracer, the case-back has been engraved with the image of a vintage divers’ helmet. Water-resistance is 300 meters.
Thoughts? It’s a bit of a – how to say? Mature look? It might go well with your tortoiseshell Ray-Bans or your hairbrush, though? Not for me, I’m afraid. What do you think?