With the launch of the new, black-and-blue-toned Aquaracer GMT, Swiss sport-luxury specialist TAG Heuer Replica expands its Aquaracer Caliber 7 GMT series, first launched in 2017, whose first model, with its red-and-blue bezel, has been cited as a worthy and cost-effective alternative to the Rolex GMT-Master II. However, beyond the parallels in bezel colors, the similarities between the Aquaracer GMT and Rolex’s iconic model end, with the former featuring a contemporary design that identifies it as a go-to, everyday wearer.
The new Tag Heuer Aquaracer GMT Replica features a brushed and polished 43-mm steel case with sharp edges, shrunken crown guards, and a prominent screw-down crown signed with a minimalistic TAG Heuer logo. The dial of the model is surrounded by a thick, unidirectional GMT bezel in the lacquered black-and-blue colorway, while the sunray blue dial itself features an outer curved minute ring complementing its inner horizontal lined design.
The dial also features applied trapezoidal markers for each hour, and a 3 o’clock date indicator enlarged via a cyclops window on the Luxury Tag Heuer Replica watch’s sapphire crystal. The time on the Aquaracer is indicated by two baton/sword hybrid hands for the hours and minutes, while a simple pointer is used to display the seconds and a blue triangle-tipped pointer indicate a second time zone.
Inside the new Tag Heuer Aquaracer Replica is the automatic Caliber 7, an in-house mechanism that stores a 46-hour power reserve and is protected via the aforementioned solid caseback, which features an engraved scuba diver motif — the standard symbol of the Aquaracer collection.