TAG Heuer Launches New Aquaracer Professional 200 Series
Thursday - 03 February 2022
Jura Watches – official UK stockists of genuine TAG Heuer watches - has all the key information you need to know about all 11 new Aquaracer Professional 200 watches and how you can get your hands on one.
The updated Aquaracer watch collection by TAG Heuer last year accompanied other updates to the Swiss watch manufacturer’s popular lines, like the Carrera and the Monaco. The design of the 2021 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 watches could be traced back to the Heuer 2000 series of the 1980s – a versatile dive watch and a successor to the even earlier Heuer 1000 series. Those models forged the identity of the famed Aquaracer that we now recognise so easily today. The 2021 Aquaracer Professional 300 watches are powered by the reliable Calibre 5, which meets a set of certain criteria before it is implemented into the heart of the Aquauracer’s tough 300-meter water-resistant stainless steel case. Now it is time for this watch’s sister model to arrive – the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200. Built from the same fundamental principles of last year’s Professional 300 range, the watches tick the six key design codes that form the foundations of last year’s popular model, but with a more refined case that sees a reduction from 41mm to a 40mm and an even smaller 30mm.
The Aquaracer Professional 200 compared to the Aquaracer Professional 300
Both Aquaracer watches belonging to the Professional 300 and Professional 200 series are defined as all-terrain luxury tool watches. They both feature unidirectional rotating bezels with 12 facets and a robust polished and fine-brushed stainless steel case. A choice in dial colour is also available and both series feature the shorter, chamfered lugs leading to a robust stainless steel three-link bracelet. Lastly, both TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 and 300 watches have a screw-in crown with 12 facets. Here’s where the models differ though…
Two smaller case sizes define the new Aquaracer Professional 200 series by TAG Heuer – a down-sized 40mm in comparison to its 3mm-larger ancestor, and a more compact 30mm diameter for the lady. TAG Heuer also switches out the ceramic bezels featured in the 2021 collection for new steel inserts. Elevating the design of the Professional 200 watches are subtle details like the central links of the steel bracelet that attach each of the new tool watches to the wrist. They are now polished as opposed to brushed, donating a dressier feel to the overall aesthetic of each model.
Looking closer at the dial, you’ll be able to appreciate that the hour markers now convey a sportier feel with trapezoidal profiles instead of octagonal ones, along with sword-shaped hands instead of the oversized hour hand, and crisp white detailing for a cleaner and sharper-looking display. There are no luminescent markings identifying the 60-minute dive scale on the counter-clockwise rotating bezel. The hand and hour markers, however, are still treated with a general coating of Super-LumiNova. Different once again – some models of the Professional 200 series are now powered by quartz movements – others are automatic, unlike the Professional 300 series which only offered an automatic movement. Lastly, these new releases are 200-meter water-resistant. A strong focus on adventure-seeking and extreme outdoor exploration drives the design of these Professional 200 watches forward. Let’s break the models down into their 40mm and 30mm case sizes to look more closely at the new designs…
The 40mm TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 watches
One of the key things to note about the 40mm versions of the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer watches is that there are two automatic variations and two quartz-powered ones. This not only changes how the internal mechanics of each timepiece operate but also defines the appearance of the dial. The automatic iterations have a smoky fume gradient dial. They also have a more detailed minute track and a non-cyclops date feature to keep the credentials of the watch looking streamlined and sleek. The quartz versions go without the date feature altogether and of course, one way to differentiate both versions is to look for the sweeping second hand on the automatic models.
The two new automatic versions of the 40mm Aquaracer Professional 200 watches come in a classic black and sporty blue colour. Their smoky dial colours are adorned with a sunray brushed effect, lending a sense of depth across the display. There is a polished and fine-brushed effect across the surface of their steel cases, whilst the unidirectional rotating bezels (now in an all-steel material) turns just one way to ensure, like all diver’s bezels, remaining time underwater cannot accidentally become extended. The Calibre 9 is the chosen engine for these automatic watches. It performs at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and is COSC-certified, providing a useful 40-hour power reserve. The 200-meter water-resistant models in blue and black are fitted to their three-link bracelets, securing with a double safety push-button clasp and an adjustment link extension feature.
The quartz-powered versions of the 40mm Aquaracer Professional 200 watches are offered in silver and black dials and once again feature the same horizontal striped decorative surface that is seen in last year’s 2021 series. They lack, however, the smoky gradient dial effect seen in the automatic versions. As aforementioned, the date window is absent from the usual 6 o’clock location.
The 30mm TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 watches
For the automatic versions, TAG Heuer offers its 30mm ladies Aquaracer Professional 200 watches in black or blue dial versions. The hour markers on each display are represented by shimmering diamond dot indexes that amount to a weight of 0.107 carats. That is, except for the 6 o’clock location, which instead features a legible date window. These watches are once again powered by the Calibre 9 automatic engine. They are fitted with a steel unidirectional rotating bezel, a three-row steel bracelet securing with the same safety push-button system, and a strong sapphire crystal glass front with applied anti-glare treatment (as do all other models).
The quartz-powered options of the new 33mm Aquaracer Professional 200 watches go without the date feature and come in 5 iterations. Two of these are mother of pearl dials – one with a diamond dot hour track – the other with diamond indexes plus an additional diamond-adorned bezel with stones set into its surface and faceted edges. The other dial options are offered in black, light blue and silver with parred-back designs that feature trapezoidal baton indexes treated in Super-LumiNova.
The key message behind the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 watches is that these tools are primed for adventure seekers, ice-climbing, skiing, mountain trekking, swimming, cave exploring and much more. They are for the daring type with aesthetics that mirror the personality of tough, stamina-fuelled TAG-loving world-explorers. The Professional 200 watches have a command-type look but can also pair easily with formal and professional attire. The movements, case structure and bracelets have all been subject to the most stringent of tests at the company’s La Chaux de Fonds manufacture, proving their superior accuracy, resistance to water and abrasion.
For more information on the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 watches, you can check out the new range here online at Jura Watches or call and speak to a member of our sales team on 01335 453453