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TAG Heuer is adding a new flavour to the Aquaracer Professional 300 collection with a vibrant orange dial. Just like the latest models introduced last year, the watch was inspired by the reference 844 diver (with an orange dial in this case). The new design in 2021 was more refined than its predecessors, bringing a luxury tool watch for all occasions. The original reference 844 Orange Diver with a tangerine dial was introduced soon after the series launched in 1978 and has since been very popular with collectors. Vibrant orange is nothing new for TAG Heuer divers, but it’s a desirable addition to this revamped series.
The stainless steel case is brushed and polished with a 43mm diameter. The 12-sided unidirectional rotating bezel has a black ceramic insert with contrasting white 60-minute Arabic numerals/marks and a detailed 15-minute scale. The triangular marker has Super-LumiNova with a blue glow. The signed crown screws down and is partially guarded by integrated case extensions, and water resistance is rated at 300 metres.
The vibrant orange dial with a matte finish and traditional horizontal pattern steals the show. It has applied black octagonal indices with wedge-shaped counterparts at 12, 3 and 9 o’clock, all filled with Super-LumiNova. The black sword-style hour and minute hands, along with the tip of the seconds hand has Super-LumiNova inserts as well. A partial index at 6 o’clock is interrupted by a date window with a magnifying cyclops on the underside of the crystal.
Powering the Aquaracer Professional 300 Orange Diver is the Calibre 5 automatic, which has been used for many years in Aquaracer models. It’s based on the Sellita SW200-1 and has 26 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 38-hour power reserve. Functions include central hours, minutes, hacking seconds and date.