First Look: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Full Black

TAG Heuer have added a PVD diver to the Aquaracer range, with the release of the Aquaracer 500m Full Black (Ref. WAJ2180).

Not officially part of the Basel collection, the Full Black will be released later this year

The Full Black features a finely brushed titanium case with black PVD coating and bright yellow/ green lume markers, that don’t show up that well on this photo ( in fact, these are pretty ordinary photos taken through glass, so they don’t really do justice to the colours of the watch).

The watch has all the 500m Aquaracer signatures- the cyclops date at 9 o’clock, the helium escape valve and the vertical stripes on the dial.

Heuer and TAG Heuer have a real heritage in PVD Diver watches, stretching back to the famous Heuer and TAG Heuer 1000 Professional and the Super Professional, so its great to see a successor to those watches.

PVD diver watches have been popular over the last couple of years (for example, the Sinn U1 black) and I’d expect this one will be very popular, especially given the titanium case, which is a nice upgrade from the other Aquaracer models.

It’s also good to see TAG Heuer using the titanium technology developed for the Grand Carrera on other watches in the range- there is certainly a chorus from the vintage collectors for a titanium black PVD Monaco re-edition.

Update

For detailed photos of the Aquaracer Full Black, click here

For information on the rest of the Aquaracer 2010 rangeĀ  click here.

 

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