TAG Heuer Introduces Updated Aquaracers

It feels like not too long ago, TAG Heuer had completely revamped their Aquaracer line of dive watches, and for the most part, they were well received by the public at large. However, many collectors felt they had not gone far enough, especially with their 300m Professional series. TAG Heuer has listened and updated for 2024, with tweaked and revamped versions of the Aquaracer Professional 300 Date and GMT.  At first glance, you may quickly mistake these for the previous generation, but rest assured, the refinements are there, and they are considerable.

Let us begin with what they have kept. The general shape of the watch is identical to the previous one, however they have slightly downsized the case from 43mm to 42mm. This may not be too noticeable, though proportions feel enhanced. They have also kept the quirky and unique polygonal hour indices, as well as the color matched ceramic bezels with a blue lumed triangle at the 60-minute mark. The latter matches the lume color on the minute hand, while everything else glows green, as it did before.


The bracelet also remains the same and it retains the tremendous on-the-fly micro-adjustable clasp, which was introduced with the prior incarnation. The case back still features the neat diver’s helmet engraving and is screwed down by a proprietary key. Lug-to-lug length has been shortened by 2mm and is now 48mm, which should make these watches even easier to wear for more people. These new models will be available in black, blue, and green, however, the horizontal lines that decorated the dials have been replaced by a beautiful and dynamic wave pattern.

As for what makes them tick, instead of an ETA 2824 (date) or ETA 2893 (GMT), they have opted for new movements by Sellita’s high-end division, AMT, made exclusively for TAG Heuer. The standard date version is called the caliber TH31-00 and the GMT is the TH31-03. Both are chronometer certified and have near class leading power-reserves of 80-hours. Equally impressive is the overall thickness is still only 12mm. These new movements power virtually unchanged hands, though the hour hand is slightly wider and displays a shield logo at its point.

We believe that these impressive refinements should make this new diver a serious contender at the top of the dive watch stage. Pricing starts at $3,600 for the Date version on a rubber strap and tops out at $4,200 for the GMT on a bracelet. TAG Heuer 

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