Dive watches are cool and this new Superdiver from TAG Heuer is super cool!
TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer collection is without doubt one of the most famous dive watch collections around and this latest addition further extends the professionalism of the collection. As the name suggests, it is water resistant to 1000m, making it suitable for usage by professional divers operating at extreme depths. While these won’t reach 1000m, the added 700m of the 300m model ensures the extra safety while operating at extreme depths.
However, the 1000m water resistance is not the only feature that makes this watch a super diver. For improved robustness and wearability the case and bracelet of this 45mm diver is made of grade 5 titanium. Furthermore, it features a black dlc automatic helium escape valve that allows trapped helium to safely exit the case during decompression. Matching its black color is the screw down crown that immediately catches one's sight due to the titanium bridge that guards it. In contrast to the usual crown guards on each side of the crown, TAG Heuer opted for a bridge that extends when the crown is unscrewed. In the screw down state, it sits close to the case, ensuring proper protection of the crown.
Proper protection of the crown from shocks, as well as wrong usage that could lead to water ingress into the case, is a key task when developing such a dedicated toolwatch. This is why the tubus of the crown is colored in orange, which becomes visible when the crown is unscrewed and thus reminds the user that there is a threat of water ingress. The same orange color is also used on the bezel to mark the first 15 minutes of the dive, as well as decompression times when ascending after the dive is finished. Separating these first 15 minutes from the rest of the black ceramic bezel (the orange inlay is a special composite, also containing ceramic parts), offers improved legibility over a uniformly black bezel. Furthermore, the minute and second hand are colored in orange, providing high legibility against the black dial. Thanks to the usage of SLN X1, the highest grade of super luminova, legibility is ensured even in the darkest surroundings.
As you can see, the new Superdiver is quite an outstanding timepiece that not only debuts a state of the art professional dive watch, but also a new partnership with the Kenissi Manufacture SA. Kenissi will manufacture the TH30-00, a COSC certified automatic 70 hours power reserve movement with time and date function to TAG Heuers exact specifications.
All in all I genuinely enjoy the new Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver, as I genuinely enjoy state of the art dive watches and am a big fan of the Aquaracers design code.
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