Recreation on the open sea demands it on your wrist. Is that a maxim? No, it's just embracing reality as per the requirements of the sport of sailing. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic Men's Watch and its unrivalled sportive prowess certify the life on high seas and in deep oceans.
Take the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic 300M Men's Watch as an updated, restyled Aquaracer-based watch from Tag Heuer series that's more urban-friendly, lighter and bit smaller. It makes picking easy; for this is a watch design that's neither too heavy, nor too light – it's a smart move by Tag Heuer for them who always walk the middle-path.
It is smooth polished stainless steel that makes the Aquaracer Calibre 5; from the watch case to the light, strong, 120-clicks bezel and the bracelet. The black Ion- plated bezel with clear and large minute indicators turns only from left to right, to ensure it doesn't turn accidentally and mess up the timing you are keeping track of under water. It surrounds the domed, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, covering the jet black dial with its luminous hands and hour markers. Against the black background, they provide as astounding legibility, even under murky or dimly-lit conditions. The screw-in back has a special diver-decoration etched into it but there's no helium valve, since you are not supposed to take it for saturation diving. Still, it remains a classic diving watch instead of joining the leagues of the countless many with the style but not the real functions. Just a couple of proofs are enough – the screw-in crown and a bracelet with a wet suit extension. They mark the standards for real diving watches.
Contrary to the large and heavy watches meant for underwater use, the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic Men's Watch is thinner and is of a more modest sizing. It has a bit of decoration too (chrome borders) around the markers and the hands, containing the bright, bright lume!
Now, the calibre 5 movement is a staple to most of the 3-hands Tag Heuer Automatic Aquaracer watches. It is an enhanced automatic calibre that's based on the ETA 2824-2. It keeps accurate time as much as + 2 seconds a day. You may not expect a quartz-like accuracy with this one, but resetting the time once a month is definitely a fair deal.
At the end, all we can say is: In the past three decades, the Aquaracer still remains the foundation of the TAG-Heuer brand and keeps winning the battles in a segment that's highly competitive and can handle anything between desk-diving and recreational water sports. It retains much of the looks from other expensive Aquaracer models but loses the helium escape valve, which serves only a decorative purpose most of the times for an elevated price.