BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Although not as common as other categories of watches, GMT Dive watches promise extraordinary flexibility and wearing delight. They are the perfect “goanywhere” watch that you can take with you everywhere you go, whether that is to the top of a mountain or the bottom of the sea. Last year, Tag Heuer revamped the Aquaracer collection with a multitude of updates, including the Aquaracer Professional 300. Now a year later, Tag Heuer introduces a GMT function to the Aquaracer Professional 300 and does that in style, results are a gorgeous Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT in blue dial.
The deep blue sunraybrushed dial adheres to the Aquaracer aquatic concept, with unique horizontal lines with grooves that are a trademark of Aquaracer dials. The striking swordshaped hands and octagonal hour markers are lumefilled and preserve their design from the predecessor. The tip of the seconds hand is yellow lacquer, as is the full GMT hand. According to Tag Heuer, the colour scheme of blue, white, and yellow represents the sky, water, sun, and crashing waves at the shore. The date is now at 6 o’clock, with a circular magnifier above it, as opposed to the previous year’s model.
The Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT is based on the traditional 300m models, with a 43mm stainless steel case having alternating brushed surfaces and polished bevels on the sides. Two crown guards protect the 12sided screwdown crown and provide 300 meters of water resistance. In contrast to the local time, the crown manipulates the GMT hand in onehour increments. The characteristic dodecagonal case design maintains, albeit the bezel no longer has claws.
The diving bezel has been replaced by a 24 hour traveler’s bezel. The dodecagonal steel bezel has a chamfered edge and a stainbrushed and scratchresistant Bidirectional ceramic insert in 24 clicks operational mode. The insert’s twincolored scale denotes the respective day and night segments, with the upper half of the ring in deep blue indicating the day and the lower half in white denoting the night.
The Calibre 7 powers this new Aquaracer Professional 300 GMT. It is a Sellita (SW330) sourced automatic movement beating at 4Hz and offering 50 hours of power reserve. The watch can be worn on the wrist with either a deep midnight blue rubber strap or a 3link, brushed stainless steel bracelet. They both feature a folding clasp with a microadjustment system. The price on strap is CHF 3,400 / EUR 3,300 / USD 3,500 and on bracelet CHF 3,700 / EUR 3,600 / USD 3,800.
Visit TAG Heuer here.