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Brice Lechevalier

When diving reflects growth. Let’s say it right away, when the CEO of TAG Heuer Frédéric Arnault presented this piece to me the day before Watches & Wonders in his suite at La Réserve, I fell in love. The problem with crushes is going the distance. Six weeks and 300 watches later, mainly discovered during the show, the attractiveness has remained intact. I love this diver’s watch. Of course I am one of the 99% of diver’s watch wearers who are content with surface lengths. But when I love, it’s not halfway: I entrusted the Aquaracer Superdiver to our editorial watchmaker so that he could devote a 4-page test bench to it in the GMT Eté, it also appears in our Top 50 of the Millennium Watch Book 2022 devoted to diver’s watches (which appears this fall), without forgetting this WorldTempus team test, and probably a ShowCase video for our Youtube channel. TAG Heuer is surfing on a new wave of which Porsche is not the only driving force.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver © GMT Magazine/Brice Lechevalier

Jean-Christophe Teigner

When you put the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver on your wrist, you are immediately challenged. This watch challenges you. Will you live up to its ambitions and performance? Certainly, we will never go 1000 meters under water. In any case, me it is not planned in my program this summer! I would never be a super diver. Never say never. But all the same, with this watch, you immediately feel ready for adventure and long apneas in the waters of the Mediterranean, more precisely in Sicily, in Taormina.

With its movement designed with Kenissi, TAG Heuer has opened up to another universe, another way of conceiving movement. So it’s up to us to be worthy of it and set off on an adventure with the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver!

PS. Thank you for sending us your future underwater vacation photos with the depth gauge for proof!

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver © Fine Watch Club/Jean-Christophe Teigner

Mary of Pimodan

Let’s be frank: apart from an incredible baptism of diving in Cuba a little over 18 years ago, I have never really offered the little mermaid in me the opportunity to express itself. Beyond 5 meters deep, I’m on the verge of fainting. Suffice to say that when I saw the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver arrive at the office, I was naturally scared: was this team test going to require a fitting of the watch in extreme conditions? Not this time and it’s ultimately a shame because I imagine that with such a tool watch on the wrist, one can only feel confident in the greatest depths of the sea. First of all, readability is exemplary thanks to the use of orange for the hands and part of the black ceramic bezel, but also the use of the highest grade of Super-LumiNova, the very powerful and luminous SLN Grade X1. Then, the Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver not only meets the usual standards for diving watches but it also has ISO 6425:2018 certification for saturation diving watches. Finally, its automatic movement, the TH30-00 caliber designed by Kenissi Manufacture, stands out for its reliability. What makes me feel at ease like a fish in water with this impressive watch certainly – 45mm, but all in all quite light thanks to the use of grade 5 titanium for the case.

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver © GMT Magazine/Marie de Pimodan

Sophie Furley

I have to say that Guy Bove, the creative director of TAG Heuer, and his team have done an outstanding job on the latest generation of the Aquaracer. It’s hard to believe the collection is over 25 years old now (I owned one in the early 90s and still have it somewhere). Last year the collection underwent a number of changes to make it a sleeker version, so it could be worn just about anywhere and still look stylish. This new Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver, with its orange accents and spectacular luminescence, really stands out. Even in the dimly lit hallway of the WorldTempus office, the Super-LumiNova stood out. At 45mm, it’s probably a little big for my small female wrist, but give me a wetsuit and I could definitely wear this watch!

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver © WorldTempus/Sophie Furley

Suzanne Wong

First of all, this is a heavy watch. It’s not a watch you wear if all you want to do is laze by the pool and read a mystery novel. No matter how hard you tried to sculpt your perfectly muscular body, if you wear the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Pro 1000 Superdiver, your arm will tire from holding the book after ten minutes. No matter how many squats you can do in the gym, wearing the Aquaracer Superdiver is an endurance sport. And that’s completely intentional. On its full strap, it weighs nearly 190g, about 40-50g more than similar watches in the diving category. Now let’s get to the heart of the matter: this is a diver’s watch. Its weight doesn’t really matter, as things don’t feel as heavy underwater. In fact, after doing a quick experiment in the office, according to Archimedes’ principles, I can confirm that the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Pro 1000 Superdiver, with its strap, feels 40g lighter than its actual weight when submerged. in water. And it should be submerged in water, because this watch is designed for 1000m depth, and watches should be worn for what they were designed for. Resist the temptation to make the Aquaracer Superdiver a so-called “office diver” – even if you’re drowning in work, metaphorical water won’t do with this tool watch. This watch is worth taking along on your next underwater adventure.

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 1000 Superdiver © WorldTempus/Suzanne Wong

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