We have now written loads concerning the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 300 assortment, and the Aquaracer assortment generally too, however this newest addition to the fold requires severe consideration. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Skilled 300 Naomi Osaka Restricted Version marks an essential second for dive watches as a result of this one goes far exterior the consolation zone of such watches.
Naomi Osaka wants no introduction and now we have written about her becoming a member of the ranks of TAG Heuer’s ambassadors. This yr, she will get a watch worthy of her identify, and one that can certainly catch the attention of watch fans. Sure, it has a inexperienced dial, which is de rigueur, and it has diamond-set hour markers, however it’s actually her inventive enter within the growth of the watch that’s vital. Simply as Steve McQueen chosen the Monaco to embody the character of a racing driver, Osaka has intentionally chosen the Aquaracer for the primary watch to really bear her identify.
“I’m excited to proceed my work with TAG Heuer not solely as a result of their timepieces are so famend and traditional but in addition as a result of it’s an honour to have the ability to create a timepiece with such an iconic model with a wealthy historical past in watch making. I’m grateful to TAG Heuer for permitting me to gasoline my ardour for trend and product design,” mentioned Osaka in an announcement accompanying the press details about the 36mm Aquaracer Skilled 300 Naomi Osaka Restricted Version.
The inexperienced dial — and the brighter shade of the identical on the minute observe — and the inexperienced rubber strap are supposed to mirror Osaka’s ardour for tennis in fact. Because it occurs, it is usually her favorite color. This makes inexperienced superb right here, and goes past the present yen for this color. The watch comes with a second strap, this one in a material manufactured from 100 per cent recycled fishing nets. The model additionally notes that the strap can be recyclable, however we can not suppose why anybody would wish to quit this signature aspect! It must be famous that the watch doesn’t exactly embrace interchangeable straps as a result of TAG Heuer says a particular device is included with the restricted version watch to allow swapping the straps.
As you would possibly count on from a collection restricted to 250 items and so particularly named, the caseback options an engraving private to Osaka. It’s a teddy bear holding a flower, the champion’s private emblem. The identical emblem can be on the presentation field, which can be largely in inexperienced, with highlights in that signature tennis ball inexperienced.
About these diamonds, some would possibly discover this incongruous in knowledgeable mannequin, however dive watches are famously legible and the eight VS-grade diamonds positively work to reinforce that. Total, the look of the Aquaracer Skilled 300 Naomi Osaka Restricted Version is surprisingly subdued, not less than within the press photographs. We sit up for discovering the watch in particular person.
It’s accessible now, and you’ll examine the TAG Heuer web site for extra particulars. For these accustomed to the Aquaracer assortment, this restricted version shares all the important thing traits of this mannequin, from the fingers and the Calibre 5 automated motion to ceramic bezel and 300m water-resistance.
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