Now that 2021 has arrived, the Formula 1 season is just right around the corner. So if you’re a serious fan of the sport, a timepiece addict, or just perusing the interwebs for that perfect luxury watch gift, then Tag Heuer’s Formula 1 line is ideal for you. Here’s a list of five luxury watches to look out for in this latest Tag Heuer collaboration.
Formula 1 Automatic Chronograph Special Edition Black Dial Stainless Steel
Let’s start this list with a bang. The first watch is a special edition piece from the Tag Heuer Formula 1 series. A unique characteristic of this watch, and all other Formula 1 watches, is that it gives off a luxurious feel. Still, it could also be worn in very casual settings giving homage to the watch line’s namesake.
This timepiece, in particular, is a special edition and could arguably be on the top tier, if not the best, of these Tag Heuer series watches. The red, black, and silver color combination and sleek design fuse the name brand’s high-end quality with the racing scene’s athletic vibe. From its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to its automatic movement and water resistance, this watch is a must-have for collectors and watch lovers.
Formula 1 Chronograph Calibre 16 Special Edition Automatic Grey Dial
Similar to the one above, this next watch is also a special edition piece. If you’re a big fan of Formula 1 racing or an aficionado of premium and rare timepieces, then the Formula 1 Chronograph Calibre 16 Special Edition is for you. This watch is flexible in terms of wearability. You can put it on in a black-tie event or a relaxed get-together with your peers.
The difference between this special edition watch from the standard calibre 16 is that it honors the late racing legend Ayrton Senna. This has a stylized “Senna” written on the bezel and the Formula 1 champ’s S logo on the top of the watch. It also has a stainless steel band, and luminous, silver-toned hands to complete the piece’s premier aesthetic and feel.
Formula 1 Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph Black Dial
This next watch is for the racing scene’s casual fans or people who just want to have a watch that can be worn in any sporting or leisurely event. Even though this is the regular version of the watch featured above, you still can’t take anything away from it since it always gives off that superior clockwork technology that only comes from Tag Heuer.
It comes in mostly black color with a few reds and silvers for the intricate details. The materials used for the band, rubber, and the case, titanium, ensures that the piece has high durability and can survive in rough environments. The silvery-white indices and luminous hands finish the sophisticated look that you’d expect from a Tag Heuer and Formula 1 partnership.
Formula 1 Calibre 6 Automatic Blue Dial
Now, let us depart from the top of the pyramid and settle in the Formula 1 series’s mid-range. This watch feels more like the classic Tag Heuer designs that exude sleek and stylish elegance. Although the watch’s layout and overall make may look basic to the untrained eye, one can’t help but feel a sense of grandeur from its simplicity.
The Calibre 6 is an automatic watch, which means it’s not powered by any battery inside. Instead, the inner mechanics rely on your natural movement’s kinetic energy to continually wind the mainspring inside. Aside from that, the stainless steel used for the band and case contrasts nicely with the deep, ocean blue color of the dial and silver indices.
Formula 1 3-hand Alec Monopoly Multicolored Dial
The next watch is a collaboration within a collaboration. If you are interested in rare or unique watch designs or if you’re one of those people who want to move away from the conventional luxury watch aesthetic slightly, then this timepiece is for you. The 3-hand Alec Monopoly Multi-Colored is a fusion of Formula 1, Tag Heuer, and renowned graffiti artist Alec Monopoly.
As the name says, the dial has a multi-colored design made by Alec Monopoly. It shows his name in three different colors, with a man wearing a top hat with his mouth covered by a red bandana, one of Alec’s signature styles when portraying himself. Another distinctive design choice for the watch is that it doesn’t have any indices or hour markers, making the artwork pop out more.
Whether you are a watch connoisseur, an avid Formula 1 fan, or only a person looking for a luxury watch to give your loved one, one cannot help but admire the beauty and ingenuity of Tag Heuer’s Formula 1 line.