After TAG Heuer released the Solargraph (their first solar-powered watch) and watches like the new Professional 200 back in early 2022, so many of us felt like TAG had really started to give us the good stuff. The 90s TAG vibes were back and you can get it with solar technology! It was just an all-around great set of releases. Now, TAG Heuer is giving us another Solargraph model in titanium with a fully sandblasted case finish. If last year’s black DLC-coated version in steel wasn’t your thing, you might want to take a closer look at the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph in titanium.

I won’t try to hide it—I’m pretty excited about this watch (not the price but the watch is cool). While the last Solargraph was great, something about the design clearly wasn’t as appealing as this new titanium version. Like last year’s model the new Solargraph is powered by the same Caliber TH50-00 solar movement made exclusively for TAG Heuer by Citizen-owned Swiss La Joux-Perret. It’s still 40mm but the real standout here is seeing the entire watch in a rugged sandblasted grade 2 titanium case. Overall this leads the whole watch to feel a little more tool-ish without a polished surface in sight. It’s almost as if TAG Heuer took a page out of Sinn’s handbook.

According to TAG Heuer, the Solargraph only needs to be exposed to direct sunlight for 10 seconds to start running again if the battery is completely drained. You can get yourself to a full 24-hour’s worth of juice with just two minutes of light exposure, and a full six months of power reserve after 20 hours of exposure. Like a lot of great solar watches, it’ll probably be pretty tough to run this thing down to an empty battery unless you stuff it in a drawer. There’s no longer lume on the dive bezel but the watch still retains a black sunray brushed dial, this time with nice polar blue accents by the hour markers, on dial text, and on the seconds hand.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph Specs

  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted grade 2 titanium
  • Water Resistance: 200mm
  • Movement: TH50-00 solar-powerd movement
  • Power Reserve: 6 months on a full charge
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Bracelet: Folding clasp with push-buttons, sandblasted grade 2 titanium
  • Price: $3,050

When looking at the bracelet, it also just seems to fit so nicely with the rest of the watch. Part of me wonders if this is press photo magic but either way I think this is a watch I’ll try to seek out in stores to really see for myself. There’s good functionality built into it with an integrated extension system and a rugged design that balances classic Aquaracer looks with modern appointments. A screw-down crown, 200m of water resistance, and a date at 3 o’clock round out the rest of the most crucial features and now that I think of it, this may end up being one of the coolest dad watches ever.

So what’s the downside to the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph in titanium? It’s just too dang expensive for what it is. Again, one would have to experience the fit and finish in person to really work this into the value but it’s a tough sell with so many great affordable sport watches out there in titanium—many with solar movements. But hopefully this is the kind of watch that takes a hit with a more reasonable street price well after it becomes available next month. Aside from that, this new Aquaracer is just one of my favorite releases cranked out at LVMH Watch Week this year.

3 thoughts on “TAG Heuer Just Announced A New Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph, Now In Titanium”

  1. What are some of the other titanium solar alternatives? I’m undecided how I feel about so much of this being bead blasted, but the material and a solar offering is cool. I also don’t understand why the 40mm Aquaracers do not have the quick adjust clasp like the 43mm and bigger models. That would at least add some value there. I am totally willing to pay extra for quick adjust. I can understand a titanium watch costing more, but I still feel like a quartz tool watch from even this brand shouldn’t be more than $2K.

  2. I tried one of these on today and it didn’t disappoint. Great size, nice bezel action, very lightweight. I can’t get past the price though. For over $3k it should use a HAQ movement or be radio controlled. Hard coating on the case would be nice too. I’ll stick with the Seiko SBTM291 and Citizen PMD56 for now.


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