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Tag Heuer Aquaracer Diamond Bezel/Dial

$4,250

Pre-Owned Tag Heuer 27mm Aquaracer Mother of Pearl and Diamond Dial, Diamond Bezel and Gold & Stainless Steel Bracelet WAP1452 Very lightly worn- like new condition. Complete with box and papers.

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Additional information

Band Color

Gold, Stainless Steel

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Band Material

Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Bracelet

Bracelet

Brand

Tag Heuer

Case Material

Diamond, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Case Size

27mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Fold-Over Push Button Deployant

Complication

Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

White

Movement

Quartz

Case Finish

Brushed, Polished

Item ID0000556
Model #WAP1452
Model NameAquaracer Diamond

Description

Collectors and watch enthusiasts today are rightfully attracted to the Autavia, Carrera and Monaco models, but the Aquaracer also came from the great tradition of watches originally introduced by Jack Heuer.  The modern Aquaracer was introduced as a continuation of the Heuer 2000 diving watch that Jack Heuer introduced in 1982.  The Aquaracer maintains the principles that were required of the earlier dive watches, which was that they would all include six functional features:   Screw-in crown, Sapphire Crystal, Double Safety Clasp, Luminous Markings, Unidirectional Bezel, and Water resistance to 200M.  There are many variations of the Aquaracer to meet the different tastes and styles of people, but regardless of the differences, the wearer has confidence that they have on a robust and functional diving watch.

TAG Heuer watches can be seen on the wrists of many celebrities who are attracted to the brand’s iconic watches of the fifties, sixties and seventies.  TAG Heuer was formed in 1985, when the Techniques d’Avant Garde group purchased a controlling interest in Heuer watchmakers.  Often referred to simply as “Heuer” when discussing vintage timepieces, the company was formed in 1860 by Edouard Heuer.  From its roots, Heuer has been affiliated with the chronograph watch and automobile racing.  For some watchmakers, the chronograph was either ignored or offered as one model among many, whereas for Heuer, the chronograph took a primary position.  Heuer produced his first chronograph in 1882, then five years later patented an oscillating pin, which simplified the workings of the time keeping with the stopwatch functions of the watch; it is still in use today by many watchmakers.  Heuer went on to develop the first stopwatch accurate to 1/100 of a second and split-second timers that allowed a person to time multiple events.  In 1933, Heuer introduced chronographs for the dashboards of automobiles and airplanes, dubbed the Autavia for a combination of “AUto” and “AVIAtion”.  There were one pusher chronographs, two pusher chronographs, two and three sub-register chronographs, and three-register chronographs with day, date and month.

In the 1950s, Heuer produced watches to be sold by Abercrombie and Fitch.  When Jack Heuer was recounting how he had developed the iconic Carrera chronograph, he said the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch had started giving the new models names, which Jack Heuer decided he would continue with the Carrera.  In addition to innovative design, Heuer chronographs tended to use movements that have since earned a reputation amongst collectors as some of finest ever produced, including the Valjoux 72 and the Lemania 5100.  These movements together with the clean, beautiful design, make Heuer chronographs some of the most sought- after watches.  Today, TAG Heuer celebrates this history with vintage inspired models that reference the earlier models, as well as new models such as the Monaco V4 that evoke a racing engine, and also a new model luxury digital watch.  TAG Heuer watches will likely continue to be seen on many wrists to come.