With less than 20 Days till the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, TAG Heuer has unveiled a special edition timepiece that commemorates its on-going alliance to one of the most thrilling and successful teams in Formula 1 racing – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. Working side by side since 2016, the avant-garde Swiss luxury watchmaker and the four-time consecutive F1 drivers’ and constructors’ champion share a passion for action and a fearless ambition to outpace all challenges.
In line with the Formula 1 collection, the new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Special Edition 2020 is essentially a chronograph with an extremely edgy and sporty outlook. The watch is drenched in the teams hues and features a 43 mm finely-brushed stainless steel case which has quite a presence on the wrist – accentuated further of course by the blue aluminium fixed bezel, and a sleek tachymeter with raised number indicators.
The deep blue sunray brushed dial houses a chronograph 30-minute display at 9 o clock, a seconds counter at 3 o’clock, both on an azurage pattern and a date window at 4. The chronograph seconds hand is coated in eye-catching Red Bull yellow and touches of Red Bull red are prominently placed on the tachymeter scale. Another extremely riveting element is the hour indicating layout. The hour and minute hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova® while the indexes are rhodium-plated. Lads, this isn’t your usual auto-inspired piece, but a design that has been heavily influenced by elements of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.
The steel screw-down case is engraved with the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team logo over a chequered pattern. The quartz-powered chronograph is presented on a robust stainless steel bracelet which includes a drivers’ extension to fit the watch over a racing suit.
A road-tested endurance machine, water resistant to 200 meters and highly shock resistant, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Special Edition has endured more than 60 quality control tests.
Created in 1987, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection is a stylish extension of the brand’s ties with the thrilling, fast-paced world of Formula 1 racing. Like the sport itself, the timepieces in this renowned collection are daring with bold designs that demand attention and advanced technical features that were inspired by the extreme performance of the Formula 1 teams. The adrenaline and excitement of the sport have driven TAG Heuer when it comes to the functionality of these statement-making models. Tough enough for the pros and worn by champion drivers, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 timepieces were made for life in the fast lane.