Although the bonds with the motor-racing world is now days a fact that defines Tag Heuer as a watchmaker, the relationship with sports doesn’t stops here as Tag Heuer also has a strong history of being the main sponsor or supporting other sports, in this case – sailing.
Innovating technology gave birth to some interesting and useful complications related to the sailing world. But besides sailing, this timepiece is the perfect choice when it comes to snorkeling, swimig or any other water related activities you may think about.
This model has a 43 mm fine-brushed stainless steel case that bears the 34th America’s Cup Defender lettering and has timing mechanisms that are related to the world of the professional sailing, the brand being the Team Oracle USA sponsor in this spectacular competition. This timepiece, along with the Team USA model are both limited editions, a joy to the eye and a must have for the brand’s enthusiasts.
Constructed for water sports, this models are the definition of a sport watch. With a water resistance of 500 m and a helium escapement valve at 10 o’clock, the Defender is propelled by the Caliber 5, providing a power reserve of 38 hours. The magnified date window is positioned at 9 o’clock as well as the 500M lettering. Black horizontal lines compose the dial’s background and a red slim angled seconds hand adds a vibrant touch of color. The hands and hour markers are both luminescent and do a great joy when it comes to the watch legibility in various conditions.
The case has a thickness of 14 mm and along with the black rubber strap fitted with a double-locking fold over, a diving extension system and safety push buttons, embrace the wrist without being heavy, giving its master the freedom to move without any constraint. The case back is a masterpiece in itself as a scratch resistant sapphire crystal makes it an exhibition back, exposing the Swiss made movement in all its beauty. The black, virile color theme is maintained at the level of the screw-down, fluted rubber crown, while a pinch of red flags the stainless steel automatic helium valve.
If you are a Tag Heuer`s philosophy connoisseur, this model confirms once more that for this watchmaker the design flows from the functions, which means that all watches are striped from unnecessary embellishments in order to keep the design simple and to ensure maximum legibility for this amazing sport watches.
It’s clear by now that, in order to build a watch that celebrates the partnership with the sailing world, the watchmaker needed to invest this timepiece with specific sailing features that puts it next to watches such as the Yacht-Master 40MM from Rolex or the Seamaster from Omega. But the simple time measurement function and the date feature, presented in the unique case of this limited edition Aquaracer, make it the perfect sport watch for a man that appreciates the simplicity of the thing well done. So either you are a sailing lover, a diver enthusiast or you simply hold in high regard Tag Heuer`s professionalism when it comes to watchmaking, this timepiece will prove itself to be the perfect choice when investing in a sport watch.