While much of TAG Heuer’s range is focused on motorsport, the Aquaracer range stands apart as TAG Heuer’s water sport and diving watch range. The origins of the Aquaracer stretch back to 1982 when Jack Heuer launched what would be the last model introduced under his stewardship: the Heuer 2000. Like many of TAG Heuer’s watches, the range was renamed in the early 2000s as part of the move away from the 1000/ 1500/ 2000/ 3000/ 4000/ 6000 nomenclature of the 1980s.
But while the name may have changed, the Aquaracer is the single watch in today’s TAG Heuer line-up that has continuously maintained the “Six Features” since launch (the early Formula 1 watches didn’t have all six features, missing the sapphire crystal) and remains a direct descendant of the TAG Heuer range of diving watches that started with the 844/ 1000 of the late 1970s. While we think of the Monaco and Carrera as being the heart of Heuer/ TAG Heuer, the reality is that the 2000/ Aquaracer has been just as important a part of the collection, marking 36 years of continuous service.