Swiss company issues America’s Cup edition watches


Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer is paying tribute to two America’s Cup sailing partners with a new fleet of limited-edition watches. The America’s Cup is taking place through Sept. 21 in San Francisco.

Tag Heuer is a partner of Oracle Team USA and the first Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with the Swiss National Tilt Team, which completed racing on Sept. 4. With Tag Heuer’s support, the young sailors of Team Tilt hope to bring the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup home to Switzerland.

The brand launched a new fleet of limited-edition Aquaracers that are equipped with helium valves and that the company says are water-resistant to 500 meters. At the helm is the Aquaracer 500M Calibre 72 Countdown Automatic Chronograph (43 mm).

Named after the official length of the 34th America’s Cup boats, stamped with the official "Team USA" logo on the dial and the iconic AC72 boat on its case back, the Calibre 72 was co-designed by Tag Heuer and Oracle Team USA and is the favorite of team CEO Sir Russell Coutts and skipper Jimmy Spithill.

The Aquaracer 500M Calibre 5, also launched in 2012, has a 43 mm brushed steel case with a black rotating bezel and a brushed steel bracelet or black rubber strap. The dial features the Oracle Team USA logo with oversized hour markers at the 12 and 6 o’clock position; the date window is at the 9 o’clock position. The Calibre 5 watch is powered by an automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve.

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