Debuting last year at Watches and Wonders in Geneva, TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph was a big step forward for the legendary watchmaker. It took the iconic dive watch to new levels as the brand’s first-ever solar-powered release, extending the capability of the adventure-friendly Aquaracer.
The inaugural Solargraph featured a new caliber TH50-00 solar movement, which was powered by the sun via the translucent black dial and sported a 40mm DLC-coated stainless steel case and bezel. However, TAG Heuer just announced that they will be releasing a version made almost entirely from grade 2 titanium. In recent years, titanium watches have seen an uptick in popularity for their lightness — on average, around half the weight of steel — and anti-corrosion properties. And now, the watchmaker is keeping the same specs from the previous Solargraph, including the 200m of dive performance, but just improving its durability and comfort for many wearers.
As for the solar capabilities, nothing has changed either. The sun charges the Solargraph to full capacity in less than 20 hours, after which the watch can run for as long as 6 months. If it does happen to “die,” it can start ticking again from just 10 seconds back in the sunlight. After sunset, the beautiful lume on the hands and indices provides visibility. For the hour hand, the green Super-LumiNova matches that on the hour markers, while the minute and second hands both glow with blue lume.
Expected to arrive next month, the Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph in titanium is currently available to purchase through TAG Heuer’s website for $3,050.