TAG Heuer Black Coral PVD 1000 Professional 200m - Model Ref: 980.026 - c.1990s
A Superb TAG Heuer Black PVD 1000 Professional 200m - Reference 980.026, in Fantastic Condition, Dated to c.1990s and Supplied with its Original PVD Coated Bracelet as well as a Replacement Bracelet.
Tag Heuer is one of the oldest watch brands still making watches. Founded in 1860 by Edward Heuer, the family business was started on the farm manufacturing simple silver pocket watches. The name TAG Heuer combines the initials of "Techniques d'Avant Garde" and the founder's surname. TAG Heuer is considered one of the world’s leading luxury watch brands offering a strong history of innovation.
Shortly before TAG's takeover of Heuer in the mid-1980s, it produced a line of legendary divers, first in Monin, France, with automatic movements, and subsequently in Switzerland with Swiss quartz movements. The Heuer diver would go on to become one of the company’s bestselling models ever, even lasting into the early '90s under the new TAG Heuer banner which is what is on offer here today.
What’s On Offer
A very collectable Tag Heuer 980.026 is on offer in fantastic condition with an immaculate dial boasting oversized lumed hour pips and the big triangle at 12. The Mercedes hands look well and also boast luminous inserts for high visibility whilst diving.
There is a framed date aperture at 3 o'clock and the TAG Heuer signature at 12. The black bezel is in superb shape with barely a sign of wear to the naked eye. The crown is signed and the PVD-coated case has remained in remarkably good order - we see much deterioration on the PVD coating more often than not and in fact whilst this watch is supplied with its original PVD-coated bracelet, it has rubbed away substantially and so the watch is now paired with a replacement bracelet. If you prefer the original vintage look, we will simply change the bracelet to the original one.
This is a real throwback to the 1990s so for those of you reminiscing about your XR3i, this would make the perfect wingman...
Case: PVD Coated. Stainless Steel Caseback
Bracelet: Replacement Black (original supplied with watch)
Movement Type: Quartz
Waterproof: When new
Power reserve: n/a
Condition: Excellent (Watch)
Model Reference: 980.026
Date of issue: c.1990s
Warranty: 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown): 38mm
Lug width: 18mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 44.5mm
Wrist size: 185mm (approx)