Looking like it has stepped off a tennis court in the 1980s – this is one of the best examples of classic sports watch design around
TAG Heuer is synonymous with sporty, sophisticated watches. Just look at its ambassadors, with women like Uma Thurman and Cameron Diaz, who appear to be just as happy in trainers as they are in stilettos – this Aquaracer perfectly embodies this cross-over.
At first glance
Despite seemingly looking like a piece more suited to sitting on the sun lounger, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer really is a proper diving watch. Cameron Diaz has said that the first watch she bought for herself was an Aquaracer, which she used for diving.
It’s simple and stylish, feminine yet, thanks to the applied indices and no-nonsense white dial doesn’t feel overtly girly. As we’ve talked about before bi-colour bracelets do divide people, but, if you like that sort of thing then this watch is a great example of how to get bi-colour right.
Up close and personal
This is the 34mm automatic version, which means it boasts TAG’s Calibre 5, the first automatic movement to grace an Aquaracer Lady. You can get a 27mm version that’s quartz but if you do have the money, it really is worth spending a bit more to get an automatic.
This version is a wonderful exercise in pared-back design. It is very minimalist but there are details that really lift the watch from ordinary to seriously covetable.
The horizontal streak effect in the centre of the dial combined with the simplicity of the indices, which are luminescent along with the hour and minute hands, gives a more masculine feel to the dial, which acts as a great counter to the rose gold bezel.
On the wrist
What’s not to like (except maybe the bi-colour bracelet, but that’s a personal preference)? It sits beautifully on the wrist, the links aren’t inadvertent arm-hair removers and rose gold goes well with every skin tone. The 34mm case means it feels substantial but doesn’t overly dominate the wrist. And it looks just as good on the beach as it does in the water.
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- It’s the perfect iteration of that 1980s style sports watch
- Doesn’t just look sporty – you can actually dive in it
- For an automatic, it’s very competitively priced
- Some people don’t like bicolour but that’s a personal choice.
Available from: The Watch Hut
|Colour:||Silver and Rose Gold|
|Functions:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date|
|Case material:||Pink Gold and Steel|
|Case width:||34 mm|
|Strap type:||Pink Gold and Steel|
|Water resistance:||200 Metres|
|Manufacturer warranty:||2 Years|