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A few weeks before summer, TAG Heuer has unveiled a new sports watch with a stealth case and a dial with a range of blue tones

Created 15 years ago, in 2003 to be precise, the Aquaracer collection is known for its reliability, robustness and capacity for taking on the most extreme conditions. It is the ideal companion for all kinds of excursions, on land or sea. This year, TAG Heuer is releasing a fashion version of its sports model, the Aquaracer Camouflage 300m. Although it is cut out for adventure, it is not lacking in charm in a contemporary style, with its blue tones forming the famous military patchwork known as camouflage. For the new Aquaracer Camouflage 300m model, an “Arctic” pattern has been used instead of the traditional khaki.

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The watch dial is indeed covered with the famous rounded marks, blending azure, light khaki and a very deep blue tone. The cone-shaped applied indices are varnished in lavender blue and coated in anthracite grey Super-LumiNova®, with the three hands – for hours, minutes and seconds – featuring the same aesthetic appearance. The date is displayed in white on a black background at 3 o’clock. A magnifying glass set in the sapphire glass protecting the dial makes reading the date easier.

The case on the Aquaracer Camouflage 300m is made of titanium, which is sanded before being coated with a layer of black PVD, giving it a delicately silky, stealth effect. It is topped by a revolving, unidirectional bezel. A minute scale is engraved on the bezel, then filled with the same periwinkle colour to be seen on the hands on the dial.

This light, simple setting contains the calibre 5, a mechanical automatic movement manufactured by TAG Heuer. The calibre drives the hour and chronograph functions while providing over 38 hours of power reserve.

A textile NATO strap with the same camouflage pattern as on the dial rounds it all off.

Price: 2,600 CHF www.tagheuer.com

By Sharmila Bertin