Personal Review of Tag Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S
Sub-dials integrated into the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S can be considered one of the more prominent of its characteristics. Calibre S uses the semi-circular sub-dialogs, with the idea borrowed from tachometers of sports cars and are at the 5 and 7 o'clock positions, which is totally unique from the conventional positions of 3, 6, 9 o 2, 6 , 10.Calibre S employs bi-directional motors to move the tiny hands due to non-circular discs.
The focus is not just to be unique, but also to create a much friendlier interface. Tackling the problem that Chronograph sub-dials. are difficult to read, since the Calibre S employs a completely unique innovation by using the main three hands to display time, elapsed time in chronograph mode, and time remaining in countdown mode. The idea behind this is that having three main hands will be by far the easiest to read, as compared to tiny hands on sub-dials. With the right sub-dial showing accurate timing to one decimal place in chronograph mode and time mode, both sub-dialogs can work together to indicate the date. In any other mode, the left sub-dial shows which mode one is in.
The regatta countdown timer would be the feature that would benefit sailors the most. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S has a regatta countdown timer which automatically starts counting down from 10 minutes, which is directly useful to the regatta boat racer, and can be even re-adjusted at 5 minutes. Furthermore, the mode automatically switches to chronograph time when the 10 minutes has elasped so that the racer can keep track of accurate timing. It is very sophisticated in appearance, elegant yet sporty.
Some of its other superior features not mentioned above also include a perpetual calendar, as well as being water resistant for up to a depth of 300m. It is also made with sapphire crystal, and comes in a stainless steel case coupled with a screw-down caseback. With a double locking clasp, it also offers the sailor the supplement extension for wearing over a sailing suit.