It’s easy to believe we’re familiar with TAG Heuer. Stylish sports watches for the outgoing, with motor racing running through its blood and glitz and glam at every turn. But it’s setting a new milestone at the Watches And Wonders 2022 with launch of Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph. The new model marks a significant milestone for TAG Heuer, since it is the first timepiece from the brand to use the renowned and proven “Eco-Drive” solar dial technology, which was developed by La Joux-Perret for the first time in Switzerland.
Made For The Outdoors
The Aquaracer tale began in 1978, when Jack Heuer debuted the Heuer Reference 844, which was originally aimed at outdoor enthusiasts. The watch defined a new high-performance category of versatile wristwatches that could be relied on in extreme conditions. Designed for men and women who enjoyed outdoor sports and adventures in nature– on land or in the water– the watch defined a new high-performance category of versatile wristwatches that could be relied on in extreme conditions.
In 2004, the Aquaracer brand was introduced to the family’s six design codes: a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water resistance to at least 200 metres, luminous markers, a sapphire crystal, and a double safety clasp.
The Aquaracer’s philosophy has always been one of bravely embracing the elements while appearing effortlessly elegant. Bold, active, and at one with nature, the Aquaracer’s philosophy has always been one of courageously embracing the elements while looking effortlessly stylish. With the debut of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 – incorporating the – TAG Heuer is extending that idea to every area of the watch.
TAG Heuer’s designers collaborated with Manufacture La Joux Perret of La Chaux de Fonds to create this latest timepiece. The benefits of this movement are as numerous as its source of energy, including unsurpassed reliability and practicality — there is no need to change the watch’s battery because it recharges with the sun.
The Solargraph Movement
TAG Heuer collaborated with the Manufacture of La Joux-Perret in La Chaux-de-Fonds to produce the Calibre TH50-00, a dependable and efficient movement that uses the recognised and proven “Eco-Drive” solar dial technology for the first time in Switzerland. TAG Heuer developed and manufactures the TH50-00 calibre exclusively.
The movement is so efficient that it just takes two minutes in direct sunlight to keep the watch operating for a whole day. The watch can last for six months when completely charged, and if it stops working, all you have to do is expose it to light for ten seconds to get it working again, thanks to its ultra-fast recharging time. The solar movement is a welcome reprieve in a world where we’re continuously charged.
The sun is responsible for more than merely movement. The opulent and refined embellishments on this clock are a mix of functionality and splendour, establishing a seamless interaction between its mechanics and aesthetics. The DLC-coated bezel is accentuated with green Super-LumiNovaTM and carbon inserts, and the dial features magnificent Super-LumiNovaTM detailing designed to maximise the light. This unique combination of materials, combined with the watch’s compact ergonomic design, results in a genuinely stunning appearance.
The timepiece’s dial is partially transparent, allowing the movement’s limitless power source to charge the movement. Its additional delicate elements contribute even more to the modern image.
The watch comes with a sleek and stealthy black rubber strap that keeps the look in line with the Aquaracer family’s signature sporty feel, and it can be swapped out for any of the bracelets in the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 collection, extending the watch’s style suitability and ensuring it can be worn on deck, at the beach, and anywhere else.
Hope you’re all charged up to have this solar-powered watch shining on your wrists! The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph will be sold worldwide in the brand’s boutiques and on TAG Heuer’s e-commerce site starting October 2022.
Price: INR 244470 approximately