Having the Aquaracer Calibre 5 500 m as the point of departure, this new GMT model keeps the iconic shape of the case and the new Caliber 7 beats inside it. The design of this watch follows the main lines of the Aquaracer collection, the main goals being the simplicity and a airy dial.
The black horizontal streak pattern gives the extra layering impression and is matched with the black bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel numbered to 24 hours. Born as a diver watch, the helium valve is positioned at 10 o’clock and helps releasing the pressure that may damage the watch when the diver ascends to fast. The valve work automatically, so you can rely on this feature without doing a thing. In addition, the applied hour markers and hands are luminescent, so the dial remains legible in any conditions.
The GMT second time zone feature is represented by a blue extra time zone hand designed with an over sized triangle point in order to distinguish itself from the hands and to increase the legibility. A blue GMT printing and the date window positioned at 3 o’clock complete the dial’s look and fulfill the developers idea that a sport watch must keep it simple in order to be practical and easy to read.
Although the case back is thicker in order to protect the mechanism in case of a deeper dive, the 41mm looks rather slim and sits comfortable on the wrist. In addition, the black rubber strap with the Tag Heuer lettering is the perfect choice if you wear the watch often, if you engage in all sorts of sporty activities or simply if you want to enjoy the coziness of a sport watch by definition. Just remember that you can also choose a 3-row brushed steel bracelet with that has a diver’s extension with a double-safety buttons clasp. And with this kind of bracelet, this timepiece transforms itself into a more casual accessory. So, depending on your needs and preferences, the versatility of this watch gives you the chance to enjoy wearing it in different occasions.
You can expect a 46 hours power reserve but also a stunning precision of the Caliber 7 self winding automatic movement that works with a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. As usual, the dial is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal tested dozens of times and in various conditions in order to protect even at a deep of 500 m.
Once at your wrist, you will find yourself loving it as it is the kind of watch that you would basically wear it every day as it delivers 2 time zones with the accuracy of a worldwide recognizable quality watchmaker and will never let you down due to its resistance based on high-quality materials used. It’s the kind of watch that compliments the wrist without drawing to much attention even if it is a part of a professional series. It runs and looks flawless being the synonymous with quality and durability, as experience shows that, over a long period of time, this watch doesn’t need service.
Once again, the quality/price ratio is a plus, as you will spend less buying it then, for example, the Rolex Submariner, from the same diver watches range. So you have all the incentives to build a strong and timeless partnership with a watch that will never disappoint you and that incorporates all the features of a modern watch in a practical and easy to use case.