Some manufacturers have realized that the world of watchmaking is very friendly to reboots and retro styles. The latest example: Tag Heuer's revival of an 80s icon, the Aquaracer Professional 300 Night Diver.
Watch collectors and movie geeks noticed and turned the sturdy tool watch into a kind of cult favorite. So even if Omega Seamasters are still the Bond watch of choice, it only seems appropriate that a revamped 300 Night Diver is returning to the market with the premiere of Bond 25, No Time To Die, just a month away.
It's not your dad's Aquaracer, though. The new version of the Night Diver, which comes in either blue or black colorways, has had a bit of a glow-up.
The case is bigger than the original 37 mm, boosted to a much more current 43 mm size. The watch is constructed from up-to-date materials noted for durability—the case, bezel, crown, and clasp sport a matte finish of diamond-hard carbon.
The characteristic 12-sided, unidirectional rotating bezel is ceramic and Tag Heuer has really doubled-down with living up to the watch's "Night Diver" name. The dial is completely coated in glowing Super-Luminova and the date at the 6 o'clock position is easily read through a magnifying lens.
Additional specs from Tag Heuer:
- Calibre 5 automatic movement
- Screw-down stainless steel case back engraved with old-school diving helmet
- Flat sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment
- Water-resistant to 300 meters
- Rubber strap with either colorway
These are not limited edition timepieces, and they are available now at tagheuer.com. Retail prices for this model begin at $2,700.