New Photos of the Aquaracer 300m Ceramic

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 13, 2015

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    Both photos from the team at Dive Into Watches
    tag_heuer_aquaracer_chrono_black_front_baselworld_2015.jpg tag_heuer_aquaracer_blue_2_front_baselworld_2015.jpg

    Like both of these- that Blue/ Black combo is the business....hope the blue on the hand matches the blue on the bezel.

    The Chronograph at the top looks like a Titanium Carbide coated case.
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 13, 2015

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    I too like the black and blue combo, but it does look like the blue on the hand/dial markings doesn't quite match the bezel.
     
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  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 13, 2015

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    Not a huge fan of the chronogrpah as it feels a bit busy and cluttered but the diver gets it just right, especially like the blue ceramic
     
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  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 17, 2015

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    I've got several of the new range for a test drive at the moment- here are two of the Calibre 5 models- really difficult to take decent photos of the Phantom.
    IMG_0175.jpg IMG_0177.jpg IMG_0176.jpg IMG_0183.jpg IMG_0182.jpg

    First reaction is very positive with two questions/ issues:
    1. The hour markers on the Calibre 5 feel about 20% too big and a little shiny- they work better on the Calibre 16
    2. How does this fit with the Aquaracer 500m Calibre 5?
     
  5. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 18, 2015

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    Nice; can't wait for your reviews.

    I agree, they look a bit oversized.
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 19, 2015

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  7. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 19, 2015

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    Good pics David. IMO, from these two, the phantom version is the one to have.
     
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  8. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 19, 2015

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    Nice, very sharp
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member May 3, 2015

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    TAG Heuer has shown an official image of the Black/ Blue model:

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    Still can't work out the Blue- but certainly in the photo above it looks like a darker Blue for the bezel and then a lighter blue used for the stitching, text on the dial, second hand and minute markers

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  10. Hubert

    Hubert May 3, 2015

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    Looks good; prefer the darker color myself.
     
  11. drunken monkey

    drunken monkey May 3, 2015

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    I'm not entirely sold on the new 300m design yet but I like that the coloured bezel one really is essentially the same watch as the steel bezel model.
    The previous incarnation of the Aquaracer line was a little too varied and in need of a clean up; it having models that originated from three different past 2000 models.

    Not a big fan of the logo shape motif but the black dial looks pretty sharp with the blue bezel.
    Will have to side-by-side it with the blue on blue 500m when these hit my shores.
     
  12. Rodrigo082

    Rodrigo082 May 26, 2015

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    Can't wait for your reviews - I'm having troubles to select the right one (Phantom or JL version).
    Have you tested the luminous hands?

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  13. Rodrigo082

    Rodrigo082 May 26, 2015

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    Do you think it looks better when compared with the JL Version?
     
  14. Hubert

    Hubert May 26, 2015

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    Hi Rodrigo,
    Out of these, I'd probably go with the black/blue model. That said, it's probably better to ask your dealer to have in-store the ones you are interested in, so that you can make selection in person. Pictures can be deceiving, so it's always better to see the actual watch before you make a final purchase. In any case, keep us posted on your selection. Cheers mate!
     
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  15. Rodrigo082

    Rodrigo082 May 27, 2015

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    Thank you - I will go this weekend to a TAG Heuer official dealer in Basel (Swiss), hopefully they will have it available at the store.
    I will keep you posted. Cheers, Rodrigo
     
  16. Pell031

    Pell031 May 29, 2015

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    good luck and enjoy the hunt! I'm going to go and seek these new Calibre 5 variants out I believe. I'd like to acquire a beach friendly piece and the classic divers aren't my taste but I'm really liking these pictures and can't wait to see an actual one.
     
  17. dotti

    dotti Jul 22, 2015

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    D.C, thanks for the live photos of the black ARs. I was about to go for TAG F1 cal6 PVD for my first all-black watch, and no F1 in my collection as for now. But those ARs really haunt me, especially the limited edition WAY218B. Do you have the lume shots of those watches? How strong are the coating against bumps? Are the crown tubes still an issue? Cheers.
     
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 29, 2015

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    http://us.tagheuer.com/en/watch-news/tag-heuer-introduces-the-new-2015-aquaracer-300m-ceramic-bezel
     
  19. Ironliberty

    Ironliberty Aug 29, 2015

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    Is this any indication that it is coming out sooner than the planned October release or is this just a promotion to start getting orders in?
     
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 29, 2015

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    Good question; maybe David can find out with his contacts. My guess would be OCT.