At a Glance:
Brand/Model: Tag Heuer Aquagraph 500
Movement: Swiss automatic w/ Swiss chronograph module
Material: stainless steel case and bracelet; optional rubber dive strap
Complications: chronograph timing in one-second increments up to 12 hours; 24-hour indicator subdial
Price: MSRP: approx. $3500 USD; street price around $2300 USD new; around $1500 USD used
I won’t go into exhaustive detail on this Tag Heuer Aquagraph 500 chronograph because since this watch was released about three years ago, much has already been written and said about it, mostly very positive. This is a very unique, functional and generally awesome tool watch and one that is truly built and designed for the task at hand, that is, deep diving.
Pros: unique feature set (ratcheting locking bezel, rubber covered pushers, crown gasket security indicator), superb Swiss movement with large chrono minute hand, great build quality
Cons: needs two half links on the bracelet and microadjustment holes on the clasp, lack of a date display could bother some
Verdict: a true tool dive watch for land lubbers and sea vultures alike. Tag took the plunge with the Aquagraph and surfaced a winner. This watch rocks!
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