TAG Heuer has succeeded along the years to combine the mastership of the Swiss watch making industry with fascinating worlds. Thus, the 60s and the 70s were marked by a powerful influence coming from the car racing world, while the 80s and the 90s were featured by a strong inspiration that the Swiss manufacturers found in the world of diving and sailing.
The Aquaracer Calibre 5 model (ref. CAJ2111.BA0872), issued as a tribute to the 34th edition of America’s Cup is the latest addition to a series that was conceived as a collection of professional sports watches inspired by water sports and by the aquatic world in general. Preserving the same source of inspiration that has resulted in a whole line of solid and reliable watches (the great outdoors, the powerful ocean, the uncontrolable natural forces), this model guarantees 500m underwater resistence provided the watch is submitted to annual checks.
The Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 differs from other watches within the same series by its technical performance combined with great sophistication. In accordance with the watch’s target customer (a modern, dynamic and self-confident man with a taste for luxury accessories that reflet his active personality and strong character), every detail has been carefully crafted to be both an expression of strength and charisma. Its performance is expressed through its exceptional strength-to 500 feet underwater.
An emblematic design element for a diving watch as well as also an essential security feature, the unidirectional rotating bezel was treated with a layer of rubber in order to enhance its maneuverability and equipped with an automatic safety helium valve – a very important technical detail for professional divers operating at the great depths.The same goes for the screw-in black rubber overmolded crown, which also bears the TAG Heurer logo at 3 o’clock and the distinguishing “Team USA” mention.
Launched as a means of support for the Oracle Team in the “Formula 1 of the Seas” competition, the Aquaracer Calibre 5 incorporates new symbols related to the high-tech world: cutting-edge technology, future oriented, yet classical design, best quality raw materials and a high precision level.