The first Aquaracer Solargraph from Tag Heuer came out in 2022. Because the dial was almost see-through, the quartz movement could be powered by any source of light, whether it was natural or artificial.
The Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph will be added to the line in 2023. Its hour, minute, and second hands are also powered by light, as the name suggests. They float above a black dial with white indices, hands, and a date window at 3 o’clock.
The case is made of sandblasted grade 2 titanium. It has a unidirectional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown, water resistance to 200 meters, and a three-row sandblasted titanium bracelet that matches the case.
The bezel still has its signature twelve-sided shape, with six bezel teeth on each of the twelve sides. The black numbers and markers are shown in relief, which is another way that the Professional 200 line keeps the same design language.
At first glance, it looks simple, and the lack of a fully indexed bezel lets you see the textured titanium bezel that the sand-blasted finish left behind.
On the back of the case, a compass symbol is centered on the titanium screw case back. This makes sure that even at a depth of 200 meters, no water can get into the light case.
The movement, which was made in collaboration with La Joux-Perret in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, is a strong answer to the call for more environmentally friendly watches.
Caliber TH50-00 uses the power of the sun, so it doesn’t need a battery and doesn’t add anything to the trash.
It also means you won’t ever have to change the battery. The dial is partly see-through so that light from the sun can reach panels that soak up the energy and send it to the movement.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph costs $3,050, which is the same price as the first DLC-coated steel Solargraph that came out last year.