As Christmas approaches, TAG Heuer is here to provide the perfect gift, whether you’re buying for yourself or a loved one. After all, TAG Heuer’s sport watches are an excellent addition to anyone’s collection. The Formula 1 collection makes use of that classic trademark of a motor racing-inspired timepiece, the always useful chronograph function, while the Aquaracer line includes various water-resistant models that are perfect for diving. Check out our top picks from both
TAG Heuer’s Formula 1 was first introduced in 1986, marking the acquisition of the Heuer manufacture by Techniques d’Avant Garde – hence TAG Heuer. The Formula 1 line has always consisted solely of quartz-powered models, making it an incredibly popular, affordable collection that is cherished by motoring aficionados. Part of the collection’s initial success was down to its bright, colourful designs and, 33 years later, TAG Heuer’s modern iteration, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Men’s 43mm Quartz Chronograph (above, £1,295), continues in the same vein. The stainless-steel model boasts an eye-catching blue dial and a fixed sandblasted aluminium bezel equipped with a tachymeter scale, providing a contrast with the orange used for the central chronograph hand and other dial details. The three subdials give that classic sporting feel, while luminescent hands and hour markers make it a driver’s dream timepiece for either day or night. To top off what is a highly practical watch, there’s an angled date window at 4 o’clock, plus the stainless-steel bracelet integrates double safety clasps and a professional diving extension. Just like the original models, it is also water- resistant to 200m.
There’s no doubt that the brand’s F1 chronograph is going to attract attention, but TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer Men’s 43mm Quartz Chronograph (£1,795) takes a different approach with a statement black dial, stainless-steel case and matching bracelet. First introduced in 2004 in the form of the Aquaracer 2000, it continues to reign supreme as the watchmaker’s ultimate diving watch. The 43mm chronograph is water-resistant to 300m, making it ideal for watersport fans in search of a durable, high-performance piece. It has a unidirectional turning bezel, and the matching luminescent skeleton hands and hour markers provide high-quality legibility on both land and sea.
Immersed in elegance
Let’s not forget our female watch enthusiasts. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Quartz 27mm Ladies’ watch (£1,695) is water-resistant to 300m and adds an extra level of sophistication with a mother-of-pearl dial adorned with 11 diamond hour markers, a date window at 3 o’clock and luminescent hands. Like all of TAG Heuer’s timepieces, the Aquaracer has undergone numerous tests to ensure high performance, including exposure to salt water, pressure and heat testing, meaning it can be worn and utilised with confidence every day of the year.
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