TAG Heuer will soon start selling its new Aquaracer 500M Caliber 16 (Ref. CAJ2110.BA0872) automatic diver.
Based on a classic model from 1970s, the new TAG Heuer Silverstone Chronographs (refs. CAM2111.FC6259 & CAM2110.FC6258) not only look great. They also look different from myriads of standard sporty timepieces that -expensive or cheap, hand-crafted or mass-produced- have flooded the market during the recent decade or two. Although the movement that powers the 2010 collection is modern, it is the vintage aura that makes me want to own one of these.
The limited-edition TAG Heuer Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Singapore combines a well-proportioned stainless 42 mm steel case with the Valjoux 7750-based chronograph movement and is offered at a more or less acceptable price that will not make you break the bank if you spontaneously decide to go for it.
TAG Heuer’s new Carrera Calibre 5 “diver” will go on sale in a matter of weeks, and it looks like you have just stumbled upon a fine back-to-school present for your kid! Just keep in mind that, with its nicely sculpted 39-mm case rated for not very impressive depths of just 100 meters, the Calibre 5 is not a real diving tool. With such a poultry WR rating one might rarely use it for anything more adventurous that swimming and, maybe, some basic snorkeling.
During the Baselworld 2009 show, TAG Heuer has presented its new offering for those seeking a sporty, waterproof timekeeper. The Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 is offered in a mid-sized 43 mm case and allows for impressive water-resistance of 500 meters (1640 ft.) Combine these features with the elegant exterior styling and you get yourself a solid choice not only for recreational diving but also for more formal events.
The 2009 TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS2 Caliper Chronograph Ti2 is based on their 2008 concept (and also accompanied by a less expensive version in brushed stainless steel (ref. CAV5115.BA0902, pictured in the collage above.) It is probably the best wristwatch that you can get if you are on the market for a sporty chronograph with a nice high-tech twist to it.