April 19, 2009

Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Diver Review

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Watch
The Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Calibre Diver mens watch is one of Tag’s latest releases, taking some similarities from the SLR. This dive watch features is a water resistance of of 500m, with a helium escape valve at the 10 o’clock position, and a brushed stainless steel case. Powered by Tag Heuer’s Calibre 5 automatic movement, that is built of off an ETA 2836-2, with a 42 hour power reserve. The Aquaracer 500M is also available in quartz for those who do not prefer automatic movements or want a less expensive version. Completely different in design for Tag is the date window located at the 9 o’clock position, rather than the more traditional 3-4 o’clock positioning. It also has a cyclops date magnifier, similar to the one Rolex uses. Uniquely, the bezel has a hard rubber circular pattern. There are five stainless steel numerals and six screws encompassing the bezel, adding further depth to 500M’s overall appearance. The bezel with it’s circular pattern compliments the vertical pattern throughout the dial.
  Online pictures really do not do the Tag Heuer 500M much justice, this is one of those watches that is much better seen in person. It has the usual Tag Heuer quality you would expect, with a fresh design.

Pros - Aggressive lines, water resistance, price point.

Consideration -  Location of date window.

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 43mm
Bezel: Unidirectional
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Bracelet: Steel or Rubber
Movement: Automatic
Power Reserver: 42 hours
Water Resistant: 500m
Lug Width: N/A

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