At first, TAG Heuer might not be your go-to brand for a dive watch. The brand is, after all, very much about racing chronographs and motorsport. Think Carrera, Autavia, Monaco, Silverstone, and many more names that bring back memories of great chronograph watches. Yet, since the 1980s and the 2000-series of watches, TAG Heuer is involved in serious dive watches. Following the revamp of the Aquaracer collection in 2021, with the Aquaracer Professional 300 watches, this year the brand adds a new model with the Aquaracer Professional 200 series. Slimmer, thinner, more focused, and quite handsome to look at, these new 40mm models might be the best option in the collection. Let’s discover them in our video review.
We’ve already reviewed the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200, but our video will show you everything you need to know. Just in case, here’s a quick reminder. These new models follow the direction taken by their bigger brother, the Aquaracer Professional 300. This means a redefined case with better definition and more refinement, the classic 12-sided bezel (a hallmark of the model), dials with grooved patterns and a construction that follows TAG Heuer’s “Six Features” philosophy we explained last year.
So, what has changed with the new Aquaracer Professional 200? Basically, there have been some comments on the bulky 43mm case size of the 300 series. Here comes the smaller 40mm Aquaracer Professional 200 with a cleaner design and fewer artifices. The ceramic insert is replaced by a radially brushed bezel with a simplified diving scale, the rather weird applied markers have here been replaced by more classic trapezoidal ones, and the grooved dials now have a cool gradient colour. Altogether, the watches feel more focused, maybe less instrumental, but certainly easier to wear daily, making them an excellent option for some watch enthusiasts.
For the rest, we’ll let you watch the video for all the details on this 2022 edition of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200. For more details, please visit www.tagheuer.com.