Cutting it short:
The Aquaracer is an important watch line up from a brand that holds an important place in the horological timeline and the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Calibre 5 Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch is a particularly interesting piece among Aquaracer-s as a whole. It is a watch that’s comparatively conservative and restrained than the rest, despite being more versatile as a dive watch. That aside, it uses ceramic as a key material, adding bold touches to its sporty appearance.
Going all the way:
The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Calibre 5 Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch is what the already solid and established Aquaracer format quietly evolve into. This is particularly good news to Aquaracer fans, for the ceramic bezel this time – as well as other updates – makes this premium and popular dive watch a piece that offers a terrific value.
There’s glossy ceramic this time for the bezel of the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Calibre 5 Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch and together with its larger hands (with the TAG shield logo at the tips) and large, polished and lume-filled hour-markers, it brings out a more sporty feel. The horizontally streaked, black dial is set within a 41mm stainless steel case, topped by an anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It can easily handle water pressure up to 300 meters and the bi-injection, black rubber strap and fold-over deployment clasp ensures it stays in place even when things are not exactly on the fun side.
Comparing the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch with the previous Aquaracer models shows some notable changes in dimensions as well. It is now half-a-millimeter larger; even the lugs announce its enhanced presence and there is an overall increase in legibility. It makes the ceramic Aquaracer more handsome and invariably, turns it more durable.
The Calibre 5 movement is an ETA 2824-2 industry workhorse with some added decoration without the issues of its predecessor’s – the ETA 2892-A2 – winding system. One of the most widely used movements around, it is even used in a great number of modern watches that are as much as three times more expensive than the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Calibre 5 Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch.
The case back of the Tag Heuer Formula One Calibre 5 Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch has an old-styled dive helmet engraved into it, which signifies the brand’s diving heritage. It all makes the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Calibre 5 Swiss Made 300M WAY211A.FT6068 Men’s Watch a distinctive piece; distinctively TAG, offering its own retro throwback personality that doesn’t look like anything else. And that is where it goes beyond the ceramic bezel.