New for 2017- Aquaracer Camouflage and Khaki 300m Calibre 5

The 2017 Aquaracer range has been brightened up by the arrival of two military-style 300m Calibre 5 models- the “arctic blue” and Khaki camouflage models. Both watches are offered solely with a specifically designed NATO-style strap that matches the colour and pattern of the dial.TAG Heuer Aquaracer Blue Camouflage WAY208DThe new camo models are a step away from the aquatic theme of the Aquaracer, but offer a fresh take on the Aquaracer design and are made very much for the inner-city streets rather than being designed for divers…or more likely, desk-divers.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Green Khaki- WAY208E

Design

Aquaracer Blue Camo- WAY208DBoth models share the same basic case- a 43mm Sand-blasted Grade 2 titanium case, coated in titanium carbide. While our taste in watches normally stops just after 41mm, this is the perfect design for a larger, over-sized case.

The bezel is uni-directional rotary bezel with black ceramic minute track or sand-blasted aluminium minute track, with green anodised coating.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Blue Camo- WAY208DThe caseback has the traditional Aquaracer diver’s helmet engraved,and is also coated in titanium carbide. Behind the caseback is TAG Heuer’s Calibre 5 automatic movement, which is supplied by Sellita as the SW200.

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Camo

Aquaracer 300m Blue Camo- WAY208D.FC8221

2017 Aquaracer 300m Titanium Blue Camo- WAY208DThe first of the new models has an Opaline blue camouflage dial with lacquered blue hands filled with anthracite superluminova. The hour-markers get the same finish as the hands.

The strap is a blue camouflage NATO with a steel buckle and TAG Heuer logo.

2017 Aquaracer 300m Titanium Blue Camo- WAY208D

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Arctic Camo- WAY208D

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Arctic Camo- WAY208D

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Arctic Camo- WAY208D

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Blue Camouflage- WAY208D

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Blue Camouflage- WAY208D

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Blue Camouflage- WAY208D

On the Wrist

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Blue WAY208D

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Blue WAY208D

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m

Aquaracer 300m Green Khaki- WAY208E.FC8222

Aquaracer Green Khaki- WAY208EThe second option has a matte khaki/ green coloured dial with a matching ceramic bezel insert.

This time the hands and hour-markers are black gold-plated with khaki-colored superluminova- a final nice touch is the red tip of the sweeping seconds hand.

The Camo strap is a traditional two piece strap rather than being a NATO- and feels better on the wrist that the Blue Arctic strap.

2017 Aquaracer Military Green

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Aquaracer 300m Green Khaki- WAY208E

Aquaracer 300m Green Khaki- WAY208E

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Military- WAY208E

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Military- WAY208E

TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Military- WAY208E

On the Wrist

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Green Camo- WAY208E
2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Green Camo- WAY208E

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Green Camo- WAY208E

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Green Camo- WAY208E

2017 TAG Heuer Aquaracer Green Camo- WAY208E

Prices and Availability- Aquaracer WAY208D and WAY208E

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Blue Camo- WAY208DOverall, both these models get a big thumbs-up. They’re cool, fresh, sporty designs that don’t take themselves too seriously. Would we wear one of these with a suit? Absolutely not…but that’s not what they’re designed for. Both models are executed very well, with well-thought through designs that combine the dials and strap perfectly.

Both models are priced at CHF2,600 (Switzerland), or €2,500 in Europe.

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  • Kelly McKrill

    what does anthracite superluminova look like in the dark?

    • Good question- I didn’t get a shot in the dark, but I would expect it to look the same as normal lume