Tag Heuer continues to be creating the Aquaracer type of divers for that better a part of two decades and also the range has always marketed models to both enthusiast and store bought purchasers. During the period of its lifespan, the Aquaracer has moved forward from the sport diver for an appealing choice for purchasers searching for a properly made access point into the field of luxury divers. In ’09, Tag Heuer released the Aquaracer 500m WAJ series, a hostile and incredibly sporty design which was certainly more diver than dress watch and it was something of the callback to Heuer’s roots in commercial diving. This season, Tag Heuer has launched generation x of the 500m diver (reference WAK) and it has dropped a lot of the styling cues that made the well-received 2009 WAJ range stick out using their company Aquaracer models. These new ceramic bezel-clad 500m divers tend to be more similar to the frequently overshadowed WAN series 300m divers, what are formal sub-a-likes in the last generation of Tag Heuer divers.
This new 500m Aquaracer is definitely an odd update towards the previous model. With what some would consider an action of sheer lunacy, Tag Heuer has cut down the brand new 500m WAK diver to 41mm in comparison using the 43mm situation seen around the WAJ series (44mm around the chronograph versions). The distinctive rubberized bezel from the WAJ series continues to be exchanged for any svelte ceramic bezel which has exactly the same look because the aluminum bezel suited to the 300m WAN series. Energy for that three-hand models it’s still acquired through the Tag Heuer Calibre 5 that is either an ETA 2824 or perhaps a Sellita SW200 (these actions are basically interchangeable).
Getting formerly possessed a Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAN2110 300m diver, I rather like the 550d using its more subtle dial design, more compact situation and also the inescapable fact that it is azure very isn’t embellished having a clops magnifier. The 300m WAN2110 is thin, easy and nicely made, basically exactly what an outfit-diver buyer is searching for. What concerns use is the idea of getting a Tag Heuer dress diver, but no sportier older brother? The WAN 300m will work better when you are aware, at the back of the mind, that although you’re considering the formal option, exactly the same company constitutes a harder and much more aggressive 500m model like 2009’s WAJ series. I’m quite certain the brand new WAK is really a serious diver, with its 500m water proofing and SMP-like HeV manual release at 10 o’clock around the situation side, however the “last gen” 300m and 500m Aquaracers accented one another nicely. Individuals accustomed to the prior generation models are urged to “try before they’re buying Inch because the new Aquaracers tend to be more a re-think than evolution around the existing collection.
No matter previous models, the brand new 2012 Tag Heuer 500m WAK ceramic models is going to be obtainable in versions such as the black dial WAK2110, a blue/stainless WAK2111, a blue dial two-tone WAK2120, and my personal favorite the an all-black costume WAK2180 (see above). With prices beginning at $2500 USD for that steel models, the an all-black costume model will cost roughly $2800 using the two-tone model topping from the range around $3100 USD this new 500m Aquaracer carries basically exactly the same cost because the 2009 versions. What is not obvious is that if this new 500m variant is supposed to switch the 2009 series or if it’s just a supplemental accessory for the Aquaracer family. I certainly such as the looks from the new model and they’ve the characteristics and cost to create a really effective form of Tag Heuer’s store bought diver.