It seems to be raining GMT’s suddenly. Just a few days back, I talked about the new Christopher Ward Trident Worldtimer, and here I am today with another new travel watch, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 7 GMT (Ref. WAY 201T).
Like any other GMT watch, the real highlight of the new Aquaracer GMT is its ability to track an extra time zone, which has been taken care of using the sky-blue hand and the Batman-themed bezel. The face of the watch has been presented in a deep shade of blue with a sunburst finish and exhibits some familiar Aquaracer design traits such as horizontal striping, applied wedge-shaped hour markers, and a date window with cyclops at 3. Furthermore, all hands along with markers have also been filled with luminous paint that emits a blue and green hue for optimum readability in dimly lit situations.
The case has been made from stainless steel and measures 43mm in diameter. It features a nice mix of brushed and polished surfaces and is water-resistant to 300 meters with the help of a screw-down crown and a closed case back. The case back has been printed with some important text related to the watch and has a deeply etched motif of a diver with a helmet as a nod to the Aqua roots of this watch. Sitting on top of the case is a stainless-steel bezel with a ceramic insert that has been presented in a combination of blue and black (popularly referred to as the Batman) and has a 24- hour GMT scale printed in silver.
Powering the watch is TAG Heuer’s Calibre 7. This is an automatic movement that is based on the ETA 2893-2. The movement operates at a frequency of 4Hz and offers an autonomy of around 46 hours.
With the addition of the new TAG Heuer the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 7 GMT (Ref. WAY 201T), the Aquaracer GMT collection is now well-rounded, offering something for both lovers of the ‘Pepsi’ as well as the ‘Batman’ style. The watch would come attached to a steel bracelet and would retail for CHF 3,000.