Out there for a brand new dive watch? Don’t miss the brand new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 300 Evening Diver. One of many newest additions to the model’s Aquaracer Skilled 300 household of watches, this blacked-out dive watch seems to be simply as sharp within the daylight because it does at night time (or underwater) due to its distinctive totally lumed dial. That’s proper—the whole dial glows in low-light situations, offering excellent visibility that places this timepiece in a league of its personal.
The Evening Diver is a recreation of an earlier watch with the identical identify that TAG Heuer launched within the mid-Nineteen Eighties. With its combo of a black case and vivid glowing dial, it grew to become successful for its legibility and distinctive styling. Quick ahead just a few many years, and the corporate selected to make the most of key components from that look ahead to the Evening Diver 2.0. Other than the apparent lumed dial, at this time’s Evening Diver options lots of the identical particulars discovered on the unique, together with the unidirectional 12-sided bezel, screw-down crown, and horizontal engraved strains on the dial.
Nevertheless it’s not only a historical past lesson: The brand new Evening Diver options some key aesthetic updates to maintain it contemporary and practical. All 12 sides of the bezel are faceted for good grip—important when utilizing it whereas diving—and the horizontal engraved strains on the dial are spaced a bit extra extensively aside than they had been on the unique timepiece. The watch’s 43mm chrome steel case, together with the bezel, crown, and clasp are all coated in matte black DLC for distinctive sturdiness, and the bezel insert is manufactured from scratch-resistant black ceramic. In different phrases, this isn’t only a present piece; it’s designed for actual work beneath the waves.
And that’s precisely the place the advantages of the luminescent dial are most obvious. It’s totally coated in inexperienced Tremendous LumiNova, and the minute and central seconds arms, together with the 12 o’clock triangle on the bezel, are coated in contrasting blue Tremendous LumiNova in order that they stand out towards the glowing dial. The octagonal hour markers, that are edged in black lacquer, additionally present a transparent distinction from the dial’s inexperienced background. Even out of the water and in full daylight, the watch’s black and white colour scheme makes a powerful assertion: utilitarian and understated, the place type and performance mix collectively seamlessly.
Different highlights embrace the distinctive clasp system, which TAG Heuer developed to create a fine-tuned match: It makes use of push buttons that permit the wearer to make extraordinarily small changes, so it hugs the wrist snugly (or matches across the sleeve of a wetsuit). It’s powered by the corporate’s Calibre 5 automated motion, and it’s water-proof all the way down to 300 meters.
Suppose black is boring? In a special mild, this watch will shock you.
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