TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Automatic Chronograph

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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Automatic Chronograph steel
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 500M Automatic Chronograph rubber
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Aquaracer 500M Automatic Chronograph is a dive watch by TAG Heuer.

In the spring of 2010 TAG Heuer presented the chronograph version of the model Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5 from the dive watch series Aquaracer (launched October 2010). The watch is, as the name implies, waterproof up to a depth of 50 atm.

The round, generously sized case (44 mm) is made of polished and satin-finished stainless steel. The uni-directional rotating bezel in satin-finished stainless steel has a black soft-touch coating and polished pushbuttons with lateral gripping grooves for ease of use with diving gloves. At 10 o'clock an automatic Helium escape valve is placed. This one-way valve triggers when the difference between the inner and outer pressure conditions reach a critical level.

The three totalisers on the black, vertically striped dial show the hours (at 6 h), the minutes (at 12 h) and the seconds (at 9 h) in chronograph mode.

The watchband can be chosen between a black rubber band and a three-rowed bracelet in satin-finished stainless steel with polished edges and center links.

Reference:

CAJ2110.BA0872: black, stainless steel bracelet
CAJ2110.FT6023: black, rubber strap

Movement:

Self-winding chronograph movement TAG Heuer Calibre 16 (base Valjoux 7750), 28,800 A/h
Power reserve 42 h

Case:

Stainless steel satin-finished
Ø 44 mm
Domed sapphire crystal, antireflective on the inside
Uni-directional rotating bezel, coated with black rubber
Helium pressure compensation valve
Screw-in back
Screw-in crown
Waterproof to 50 atm

Dial:

Black with vertical grooves
Hand-applied indices and polished hands with luminous material
Seconds hand with orange-colored tip

Functions:

Hours, minutes, small seconds
Date with loupe at 3 h
Chrono function

Bracelet:

3-rowed brushed stainless steel bracelet in satin-finished stainless steel with polished edges and center links and with polished solid stainless steel clasp
Variant:
Black rubber strap with chequered pattern, with solid stainless steel clasp