TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT Watch Review

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT Watch Review

Following the success of the Professional 300 series launched last year, TAG Heuer unveils a bright and colourful GMT model for the wrists of globetrotters, marrying the Aquaracer’s six signature features with a vivid yellow GMT hand and a night-and-day bezel. Meet the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer has been at the centre of many of the Swiss watch brand’s major releases over the last twelve months. It all started with the launch of the Aquaracer Professional 300 series which rewrote elements of the luxury tool watch for even better wearability. Some of the new and improved features included shorter lugs, a quieter rotating bezel, wider hands and distinctive octagonal hour markers. These also appeared on several Aquaracer Professional 300 special editions including a limited edition Professional 300 Tribute watch inspired by the fabled Ref.844 diver’s watch from 1978 and a highly popular Professional 300 Night Diver watch which revived the unidentified timepiece worn by James Bond in the 1987 movie The Living Daylights. Now comes a new chapter for the Professional 300 series with the launch of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch offering a bold, versatile and durable design destined to cross time zones.

From first sight, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch proves to have a different personality to its time-only predecessors. It’s blue, yellow and white colour palette is really nice and according to TAG Heuer was chosen to “represent the sky, the sun, the water and the crashing waves near the shore”. The contrast of the three colours makes reading the array of functions incredibly easy, whether you be on land or exploring the waters of a new time zone.

Hosting two of these colours is the bi-directional rotating bezel which is carved in scratch resistant blue and white ceramic. The two colours allow you to determine day and night times, white attached to the former and the deep blue to the latter. A 24 hour scale is engraved into the ceramic and filled in either black or white. A nice touch is where the blue and white ceramic meet, and the numerals for 18 and 6 still maintain their colour inversion. The bezel of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch is still twelve-sided with a fluted edge for easy manipulation and quiet when rotated.

The bezel sits on top of a fine-brushed and polished stainless steel case measuring in at 43mm in diameter. For us, this has always been the perfect size for diving watch, big enough to feel durable and legible but not so imposing that it gets in the way. The screw in crown at 3 o’clock comes with crown guards and assists in a water resistant rating of 300 metres. Also aiding in its dive aptness is the solid screw down case back which, as is tradition for TAG Heuer Aquaracer watches, presents the image of a scaphander diving suit and a repeating hexagon motif.

Placed at the centre of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch is a gorgeous midnight blue dial adorned with the signature horizontal lines, octagonal indexes and broad white Superluminova filled hands for the hours and minutes. New to the display is of course the GMT hand finished in contrasting yellow lacquer and tipped with additional luminous material. The dial also presents a matching central sweep seconds hand with yellow lacquer accents, a magnified date window at 6 o’clock and the TAG Heuer logo at 12 o’clock.

Powering the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch is the brand’s Calibre 7 Swiss Made automatic winding movement. It delivers central hands for the hours, minutes, second and GMT, the ‘cyclops’ date window and a power reserve of up to 50 hours. Completing the design is a choice of two straps, the first a classic stainless steel bracelet and the second a dark blue rubber strap. Both close by a folding buckle fitted with a fine adjustment system so that the watch can easily be tailored over different outfits, wetsuits and all.

If you’d like to learn more about the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT watch and shop the model for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 43mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Bi-directional rotating, blue and white ceramic for day and night indication, engraved 24 hour scale
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Screw in with crown guards
  • Case Back: Screwed
  • Water Resistance: 300 metres
  • Movement: Calibre 7 automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, date
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • Jewels: 21
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Blue with horizontal grooving, octagonal indexes, Superluminova hands, yellow tipped seconds hand and GMT hand
  • Strap: Stainless steel bracelet or blue rubber
  • Buckle: Folding with micro-adjustment system
  • Limited: No
  • RRP: £2,900 (Rubber), £3,150 (Bracelet)

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