Launch date: September, 2010The AQUARACER 500M CALIBRE 5 FULL BLACK
Power, contrast, and strength: the all-black AQUARACER 500M is an audacious watch designed for men who stand out. It houses a TAG Heuer Calibre 5 Automatic movement inside its fine-brushed titanium case, which is 43mm wide and black-titanium carbide coated. The screwed-in crown is black “soft-touch” rubber coated, as well as the unidirectional turning bezel which also bears a yellow luminescent dot at 12 o’clock.
The jet-black dial has a vertical streak effect, with all-conditions readable yellow-green luminescent markers on the black finished hands and indexes, and on the vertical sides of the magnified date window at 9 o’clock. The lettering is in white: “500 M” written next to the date window, “CALIBRE 5” and “AUTOMATIC” at 6 o’clock on the dial. The caseback is in scratch-resistant smoked sapphire. The fine-brushed automatic helium valve is at 10 o’clock. The black rubber strap has a solid titanium clasp with safety push buttons.