TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2018
Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver and TAG Heuer unveiled the third timepiece realised as part of their collaboration.
TAG Heuer and Max Verstappen, Formula 1 driver for the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team and youngest Grand Prix winner in the history of Formula 1, presented their third timepiece at an event hosted at the Hotel Arena on the 13th of November, 2018. Limited to 1,300 pieces and designed by the racer himself, this new special edition timepiece is now available around the world.
Supercar Blondie and Max Verstappen © TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer aficionados, Max Verstappen fans, retailers, and VIPs including Dutch former Formula 1 driver Robert Doornbos and current Dutch racing drivers Jan Lammers and Guido van der Garde attended to this event, hosted by Robert Doornbos and TV personality Rob Kamphues. During the event, TAG Heuer and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing arranged a pit-stop challenge – a short contest between Max Verstappen and Supercar Blondie - internet star and TAG Heuer friend of the brand - in which they had to change one tyre on an Aston Martin Red Bull Formula One car as quickly as possible. Guests then had the chance to beat the times the two stars set.
Pit-stop challenge © TAG Heuer
After the launch of two special editions in 2016 and 2017, TAG Heuer decided to continue the success story with Max Verstappen. The design for the third piece began earlier this year when TAG Heuer met him at Silverstone, where he spoke to the design team about his vision for the watch and his design preferences. In July, Max Verstappen visited the brand’s museum and manufacture workshop in la Chaux-de-Fonds to launch the production of his own watch, a timepiece that highlights his outstanding success and reputation in the world of motor racing.
Max Verstappen © TAG Heuer
The Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2018 is a sporty chronograph, both stylish and functional. The black opaline dial, with its subdials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, features several design elements that leave no mystery as to who designed the limited-edition timepiece. The striking red and black colour scheme that Max Verstappen chose because of its connection to the racing world can be found on the bezel and the dial. His racing number, 33, is found on the subdial at 6 o’clock, and a nod to this home country can be found on the right side of the dial where the colours of the Dutch flag are presented in a vertical stripe. The stainless-steel case, housing a quartz movement, is presented on a stainless-steel bracelet with black ceramic links. The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing logo is engraved on the caseback of this 43 mm timepiece.
Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition © TAG Heuer
Max Verstappen said: “The watch is very sporty, with nice racing colours in black and red. I think it’s very cool – exactly like what I wanted it to be!”
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