Tag Heuer Revives James Bond-Approved Aquaracer Dive Watch
Strap on a reimagined version of the dashing diver seen in “The Living Daylights”.
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.