TAG Heuer has just announced a new iteration of one of the brand’s icons, the all-black, lume-dialed TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver. Based on the original TAG Heuer 1000 Night Diver, the watch was a massive hit in the late 1980s with James Bond sporting the dive watch in the movie The Living Daylights. This latest offering steps it up a bit and exchanges a 37mm size quartz movement for a 43mm DLC sandblasted steel case with a Calibre 5 automatic movement.
This timepiece is built specifically for the deepest dive, performing up to 300 meters thanks to its pressure-proof design. Another signature feature of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Night Diver is its fully luminescent dial, which is coated in green Super-LumiNova to deliver exceptional glow-in-the-dark performance. To ensure ultimate legibility in extreme low-light conditions, the watch’s minute and central seconds hands are filled with blue lume to contrast with the green of the dial. The hour hand and octagonal hour markers at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock are filled with green lume, and the remaining octagonal hour markers are all edged with black lacquer. The triangle on the unidirectional rotating bezel at 12, which is crucial to accurately and safely measure dive times, is also filled with striking blue lume to match the blue of the minute and central seconds hands.
Like most vintage remakes, the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver retains details of the original, including the 12-sided bezel and the dial’s horizontal engraved lines. In addition to the steel case, the new version has a DLC coated bezel, crown, and caseback. The bezel insert is highly resistant black ceramic. The watch is finished with a black refined rubber strap with a steel DLC buckle and fine adjustment system that secures this dive-ready Aquaracer.
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