TAG Heuer became the Official Timekeeper & Official Watch of the Formula 1 Red Bull Racing team in December 2015. 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, apparently the first time a watchmaker has ever been named directly in the official title of an F1 team.
Over the weekend, at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, TAG Heuer introduced two special series TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Team watches.The steel chronograph bears the team’s colors of midnight blue and red. Fitted with a bezel sporting a tachymeter scale in matte blue aluminum, this piece reflects the DNA of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection.The watch is available in two versions, one of which has a steel bracelet in keeping with the watch brand’s flagship models. And now the model is also available with a strap made from a technical textile for a sportier look, with red stitching inspired by the seat belts of racing cars.
The quartz chronograph movement is accurate to within a tenth of a second, and is displayed on the small counter at 6 o’clock, with the minute counter at 9 o’clock and the current seconds counter at 3 o’clock.The hands are red, matching the team colors and complement the white counters and deep blue case back perfectly. The back of the case is engraved with the black and white checkered flag, symbol of Formula 1, as well as the exclusive Red Bull Racing Team logo. Price for the steel bracelet version is EUR 1,300, while the textile strap version is EUR 1,175
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