There’s a sizable chunk of the watch enthusiast community that will only look at a Heuer watch if TAG is absent from the dial. But to do that is to block out the past 40-ish years of horological history. TAG Heuer watches signify most collectors’ gateway into the hobby. During the ’80s and ’90s, in particular, the TAG Heuer Professional line represented an affordable tool watch choice for those not quite ready to spring for the Crown. That line morphed into a model we know well today: the Aquaracer.
Today, we’re looking at the current generation Aquaracer in 43mm. Available in a variety of dial choices, here we see a dark blue example with contrasting seconds pip and dial text. While it’s a large watch, the Aquaracer 43 feels capable and toolish from the stark white markers to the controversially magnified date window at six o’clock. Between this and the new 40mm Aquaracers, it seems TAG Heuer is returning to the space it occupied some four decades ago. The Spec Sheet is here for it.
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