Tag Heuer Aquaracer Watch Review

Tag Heuer http://www.syrauto.com/tag-heuer-aquaracer-replica-uk.html is an interesting brand that hasn't seen a large share of the spotlight in recent years. Having a model range that is almost exclusively dress watches or vintage-inspired pieces has meant that Tag Heuer spent years playing second to sportier brands like TAG Heuer and Omega. The fact is, Tag Heuer has a rather solid lineup of dressy and casual watches in a price range that is experiencing renewed competition now that Omega has moved up market. Case in point, the new Aquaracer 10055, a lovely everyday dress watch sporting a svelte triple date complication and moon phase display. The Aquaracer line was launched this year and boasts enough variety and style in its range to be very successful in spreading the word that tag heuer Formula 1 replica would like a spot on your wrist.

You can read about the entire Aquaracer line here, but in this review we will focus on the tag heuer Monaco replica. This 43mm wide stainless steel watch measures 12.5mm thick, with a nicely wearable 50mm lug to lug length. As its name suggests, the 10055 offers a triple calendar display with a small window for the day and month and a pointer hand for the date display, which references a 31 day track around the edge of the dial. Keeping with the traditional design, we also see a moon phase display above six o'clock. While the 10055 version is characterized by a silver dial with gold markers and hands, it is worth noting that the dial is not simply silver but appears, in some light, to be creamy or even slightly gold-tone. The coloring of the dial along with the triple date and moon phase really give you the wrist presence of a vintage watch combined with the case size of a modern piece. While I really like this dial version because of its traditional vibe, it would be a hard choice between this one and the 10057 which sports a metallic blue dial with silver hands and markers.

Legibility is good but not great, in some light the combination of the domed sapphire crystal and light-gold handset can be hard to read. Furthermore, when quickly glancing at the watch, the long and thin date pointer hand can be confused with the seconds hand, which is only slightly thinner and longer. If you take more than a moment to look at the dial, you will notice that the date pointer hand is adorned with a red arrow point to help distinguish it among the mix. The dial is nicely proportioned, well finished and worthy of your attention, but it may not be the best design in terms of "glancability".

The Tag Heuer 10055 is powered by a Sellita SW 300 with a Dubois Depraz 9000 calendar module added to support the extra features. The SW 300 offers automatic winding, 25 jewels and a power reserve of 42 hours making it a suitable replacement for a movement such as the ETA 2824 or 2892. The four additional features (date, day, month and moon phase) are each controlled via distinct pin pushers at two, four, eight and ten on the case sides (see the included video for a better look). These pushers require a small pointed instrument and a steady hand to advance any of the features. While a bit cumbersome, these pin pushers allow the 10055 a much more elegant case profile that is not complicated by standard pushers or buttons. Timekeeping was accurate to within a few anecdotal seconds per day and the Aquaracer can be hand wound to prevent having to re-establish the accuracy of the triple cal and moon phase display.


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