Up Close: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 Ceramic 43mm (Ref. WAY201A, WAY201B)

Last Updated on May 27, 2019 by Calibre 11

There’s a new, larger Aquaracer to join the 300m Ceramic Bezel range for 2016. While the Calibre 5 3-hand watch has traditionally been 41mm, the Calibre 16 Chronograph has clocked in at a larger 43mm. However those distinctions are eliminated with the new 43mm Calibre 5 watch, which will be sold alongside its smaller brother.

2016-TAG-Heuer-Aquaracer-Calibre-5-43mmWhat are the differences other than the size of the two Calibre 5 models, well as you can see below, not much:

  • 2015 model has old TAG Heuer logo (expect this to be updated for 2016 41mm)
  • Smaller crown on 43mm model
  • Perhaps a silver rehaut, or flange on the 43mm (we’ll need to see this one in person to be sure)
  • Oh, and the “300m/ 1000 ft) text is now yellow rather than white

Aquaracer 300m CeramicThe 43mm Calibre 5 is available with two dial options

WAY201A- 43mm Black Dial/ Bezel

Version 2

WAY201B- 43mm Blue Dial/ Bezel

WAY201B.BA0927 AQRC CALIBRE 5 BLUE CERAMIC - PR VIEW 2016The only other change to note with the Blue dial model is that the “Calibre 5; 300m/ 1000ft” text is now Yellow, rather than the original Orange on the 2015 Calibre 5 Aquaracer.

Version 2


2016-TAG-Heuer-Aquaracer-Calibre-5-43mm-CasebackNo changes back here either- it’s the traditional Aquaracer diving helmet.

New Rubber Strap Design

WAY201A.FT6069 2016While the 41mm Calibre 5 introduced some fantastic Nylon strap options, there is a new rubber strap for 2016 which is available on both the 41mm and 43mm models. The strap (Ref. FT6069) integrates nicely to the case and is a new design for the Aquaracer range.



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