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TAG Heuer’s Newest Sun-Powered Aquaracer Is Here To Brighten Your Day

Meet the titanium version of the first TAG Heuer timepiece completely powered by sunlight.

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Joining the beautifully-curated TAG Heuer Aquaracer collection, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph 40mm Titanium is here  — and yes, you guessed it from the name, it is entirely powered by a solar movement.

Unveiled earlier this month in Singapore at LVMH Watch Week, the new titanium version of the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph boasts a sand-blasted titanium case and matching bracelet, offering the same highly practical solar movement in a significantly more traditional overall aesthetic package.

Measuring 40mm in diameter and offering the same signed-screw-down crown at 3 o’clock, flat sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment, and solid screw-down caseback, everything about the overall shape and proportions of this new model is exactly what you would expect from a watch that is part of the current TAG Heuer Aquaracer lineup.

The original Solargraph, TAG Heuer’s first-ever solar-powered timepiece, debuted last year at Watches & Wonders with a black DLC-coated stainless steel case paired with a rubber strap and luminous carbon bezel. Designed to stand as a timeless timepiece to accompany you on your outdoor adventures (drawing inspiration from the original Reference 844 model from 1978 by Jack Heuer), it featured a sapphire crystal, a locking crown, and a screw-down case, and is depth rated to 200 meters, like the standard Aquaracers.

Let There Be Light

The ideal watch for ultralight backpacking and exploration, the newest 2023 iteration now adds lightness and durability into the mix via titanium: two things you’d probably want while exploring the great outdoors.

Not only is it reliable during the day and the night (thanks to the black indexes, the black hour hand, the polar blue lacquered minute, and central hands, all covered with Super-Luminova®, the wearers can see their watch in pitch dark and carry on with it the activities of their choice at nighttime), but it is incredibly sleek, too: at 40 mm, the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph is by no means a chunky accessory.

As for charging, it’s not only the sun that recharges the watch; artificial light will do the trick too, with just two minutes of exposure enough to power the watch for an entire day. Once the Aquaracer is fully charged (it needs less than 20 hours in the sun for this), the watch can run for up to six months with no light exposure, and if the timepiece stops ticking, it only needs to be hit by a light source for ten seconds to get it started again. As the sun intensifies, the watch’s translucent dial allows the movement to use the light to recharge itself.

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph 40mm Titanium will be available in TAG Heuer stores worldwide and on tagheuer.com starting in February 2023. You can find out more about it here.

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