A landmark agreement back in December 2015 saw TAG Heuer become the Official Timekeeper & Official Watch of the Formula 1 Red Bull Racing team. The two brands announced the new name of the 2016 car, “Red Bull Racing – TAG Heuer RB12”, with TAG Heuer being included in the team’s official name. It is the first time a watchmaker has ever been named directly in the official title of an F1 team. A nice and high dollar partnership, for sure. It was not a surprise then when, last week at the Monaco Grand Prix, TAG Heuer introduced the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Team watches (on bracelet or strap). The watch looks great — full details below!
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition Watch
43mm steel case, quartz cal
The steel chronograph bears the Red Bull team colors of midnight blue and red. The bezel is adorned with a tachymeter scale in matte blue aluminium. The back of the case is of engraved with the legendary black and white checkered flag, symbol of Formula 1, as well as the exclusive Red Bull Racing Team logo.
Inside, the caliber is a Ronda quartz – nothing special, but a reliable and functional movement nonetheless. On the dial is a small counter at 6 o’clock, with the minute counter at 9 o’clock and the current seconds counter at 3 o’clock. The stitched textile strap completes the look. All in, a nice addition to the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection.
43 mm in diameter, made from polished and brushed steel
Fixed bezel made from polished and sand-blasted steel and matte blue aluminium, with a silver-plated tachometer scale
Sapphire crystal – Polished steel screw-down “Easy Grip” crown with TAG Heuer logo
Brushed steel crown protection – Push-buttons in polished steel
Screw-down case back in brushed steel with the text “Red Bull Racing” – Water-resistant to 200 m
Ronda 5040D – Quartz chronograph with date window at 4 o’clock
Blue with 3 white counters: a 1/10 second counter and chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock, a chronograph minute counter at 9 o’clock and a current seconds counter at 3 o’clock
Hand-applied faceted and polished indices with luminescent markers
Polished hour and minute hands with luminescent markers
Black gold polished counter hands with red tips – Red central seconds hand
Printed TAG Heuer logo and text “TAG Heuer – FORMULA 1” – Blue and red printed minute track
Triple-row brushed steel bracelet with brushed steel clasp, dual safety mechanism and extension for the motor races, or blue strap made from technical textile with red stitching, inspired by a racing seat belt.
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