Forget everything you think you know about watches, close your eyes for a minute, then look at the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Carbon Replica Watches and ask yourself, simply, “does it look cool?” Regardless of your answer, for a brief moment you were perhaps able to experience the viewpoint of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Carbon’s apparent target audience. Perhaps not.
Whereas the Monaco Bamford has a case made of forged carbon, the only actual such material used for the Luxury Replica TAG Heuer Aquaracer Carbon is in the bezel. I believe it is the bezel insert that is carbon, whereas the bezel itself is steel with a matte black PVD coating. The carbon “theme,” however, extends to other elements of the watch’s design and finishing.
The dial’s “imitation carbon effect” is achieved by the “random injection of carbon fibres into a resin pressed at high temperatures.” So I guess there is some actual carbon in there after all. It’s hard to tell from the brand’s images here, but the dials appear to have a neat-looking matte texture somewhat like cloth.
It is powered by the ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic movement running at 4Hz with around 38 hours of power reserve, behind a solid caseback. The sapphire crystal still features the controversial “cyclops” magnifier over the date at 3 o’clock, and as a dive fake watch, it is rated for 300m of water resistance. They come on black textile straps with stitching to match the dial highlights.