TAG Heuer Professional 2000 Chronograph

Regular price
$2,300
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$2,300
REF 165.306
Automatic-winding
40 MM
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SKU AS08604
Article Number 40991363
ref 165.306
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Black
material Two-Tone Steel & Gold
style Chronograph
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Two tone yellow gold and stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed fliplock clasp with divers extension.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Satin black 'gilt' Tritium dial with gold subsidiary register rings is in very good condition, show light navy blue fading with matching handset showing light fracturing in Tritium. Signed crown.
REF 165.306
Automatic-winding
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08604
Article Number 40991363
ref 165.306
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Black
material Two-Tone Steel & Gold
style Chronograph
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Two tone yellow gold and stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed fliplock clasp with divers extension.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Satin black 'gilt' Tritium dial with gold subsidiary register rings is in very good condition, show light navy blue fading with matching handset showing light fracturing in Tritium. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

There is no doubt that diving watches hold a special place in the hearts of many collectors, ourselves included. In fact, Analog:Shift was founded with its eyes set squarely on vintage divers.

With their simple designs and robust movements, the tool watches of the 1960s and 1970s were built to accompany the adventurer across the globe and to keep time at its great heights as well as its dark depths. Today, the dive watch segment is stronger than ever, with the spirit of a past era living on in the full spectrum of the market — from entry-level micro-brands all the way up to the big players.

In the late 1970s, Heuer was looking to capitalize on the demand for dive watches, and they succeeded — today, they feature a full line of divers with different shapes, sizes, and movements. In fact, their Aquaracer is the entry point for many young people into the world of dive watches, full stop!

The particular watch, a 'Professional' 2000 Chronograph, dates to circa the 1990s and features a 40mm two tone yellow gold and satin-finished stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, a signed 'fluted' crown, 'fluted' pushers, and a unidirectional dive timing bezel with yellow gold 'rider tabs.', Inside, it has a satin black 'gilt' Tritium dial with gold sub register rings, a magnified date at 3 o'clock, a matching handset, and a robust Lemania Calibre 283 automatic winding movement.

This piece comes fitted to a matching two-tone multi-link bracelet with a signed fliplock clasp — an option that this black-dial variant never came with from the factory — but a clever previous owner clearly had the right idea!

If you are looking for a good looking, functional, and affordable option into the sports watch segment with a 1990s twist, this neo-vintage TAG is a tough option to beat!

Brand Story

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In 1962, Jack Heuer inherited the company that his great-grandfather had founded in Saint-Imier nearly a century before.
He had already played a role in the design of some timepieces, starting with the Solunar in the late 1940s. But in 1962, the responsibility of running the company fell on his shoulders, and he found himself faced with the daunting task of safeguarding his ancestor’s legacy while at the same time forging his own. His chosen path? Moving into a line of technical instruments for use in sporting and transportation applications.
The Heuer name was not unknown in motor racing and aviation circles. Starting in 1911, when the sport of automobile racing was still in its infancy, the company produced dashboard clocks for cars, boats, and even airplanes. Jack Heuer, a longtime racing aficionado, saw an opportunity to revitalize — or at the very least, to reexamine — the company’s already-successful line of chronographs.
He had first tried his hand with the Autavia, which at the time of his succession was a stopwatch with a virtually illegible dial. In its place he launched the line of Autavia wrist chronographs, the first line of chronographs produced by Heuer to be named, rather than simply numbered. The Autavia was purpose-built for racers and pilots, and attracted the attention of Formula 1 racers and devotees such as Jochen Rindt and Steve McQueen.
In designing the Carrera in 1963, Jack Heuer created something that was entirely his, and is without question the chronograph that is most associated with the brand today. Heuer's obsession with legibility led to a dial design that was simpler to read than the Omega Speedmaster or the Rolex Daytona (released the same year as the Carrera). What resulted was a chronograph with plain baton markers that gave only the most necessary bits of information — clean, uncluttered, undeniably attractive.
The brand grew to become a powerhouse in chronographs in particular, and the list of famous designs from the 1960s and 1970s can’t be counted on two hands. However, one innovation from 1969 deserves particular mention: the famed Caliber 11. This caliber (and its successors) was the result of a multinational race to build the world’s first automatic chronograph movement. It would go on to power the famed Monaco — made famous by actor Steve McQueen — as well as automatic versions of the Autavia, Carrera and more.
Falling on hard times in the wake of the Quartz Crisis, Heuer was ultimately purchased by Technique Avant Garde (TAG), and subsequently by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, who brought the brand into the modern age. Early TAG Heuer quartz divers from the 1980s have found newfound appreciation in collector’s circles, while the brand’s modern catalog is a mix of vintage-inspired reissues and unique collections, such as the Connected smartwatch line.

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Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

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Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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