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Timothy Dalton’s ‘Night Diver’ from ‘Killing Don’t Play’ resurfaces.

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NEW – As the new adventures of the British secret agent hit theaters, Tag Heuer revisits the diver’s watch worn by 007 on screen in 1987.

Certainly, Timothy Dalton might not be the best situation to put on a tuxedo and James Bond’s battle gear: it won’t be easy to portray such a character when the next actor after Roger Moore is chosen to be Pierce Brosnan. A bit of a leap of expectation… but 007’s performance remains among the lowest, but far from the worst. It is, moreover, without a doubt one of the closest in atmosphere to Ian Fleming’s novels.

As a result, the watch he wore during the first two Agent 007 tuxedo adventures was also somewhat forgotten: Timothy Dalton wore a TAG Heuer 1000 Professional “Night Diver”. “Killing is not playing.”. The PVD case and bezel are a fighter cut piece to avoid any glare that would betray the presence of 007, and the reverse is a fully luminous dial with dark indexes, habits that are highly legible under the tide.

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This year, coincidentally, as Daniel Craig returns to the screen to portray James Bond for the last time, Tag Heuer revisits this night diver with the Aquaracer Professional 300. Everything here is luxury, calm and stealth: this Aquaracer Night Diver combines refined. 43mm stainless steel case with black DLC carbon treated bezel, crown, back and clasp, all on a clear black rubber strap. Consciousness is in progress, a sense of quality and solidity. In the year The quartz movement from the 1980s and water resistance to 200 meters gave the Caliber 5 automatic movement 38 hours of power reserve and water resistance to 300 meters. A cap that allows us to talk about a real diver’s watch and not a simple diver’s watch, so of course it comes with a screwed crown.

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A must-have for the night diver, this Unlimited Edition 2021 has a dial engraved with fully luminous horizontal lines that is more luminous than ever, as it is covered in green Super-LumiNova, so that the central minute and seconds hands stand out in blue. The hour marker and the indices at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock are illuminated in green, while the other indices are covered with black lacquer. Also at noon we find the dicagonal unidirectional rotating ceramic angle triangle of this diver’s watch, the blue one corresponds to the minute and second hand to keep track of your dive time. Between 1987 and 2021, the date display moved from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, with a spherical cyclops lens to highlight it. The next time you’re by the pool, with a vodka martini in a shaker and not a spoon next to you, you’ll have a thought for Timothy Dalton and his night diver, the Aquaracer Professional 300 (€3150) on your wrist.


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