TAG HEUER launches a new Special Edition watch Formula 1 No.33 Max Verstappen 2017 to celebrate Max Verstappen long term success in motor racing.
The Special Edition underlines his great and long commitment in motor-racing. As requested by Max, his lucky number “33” is engraved on the back of the case, in order to always keep it close to his wrist. This number was Max’s first starting number when he began carting and it is also his starting number at Red Bull Racing Formula One. The “33” stands for continuity and means something really special for Max. For this reason, Max asked to produce 533 pieces of the edition. With this new watch, fans of Max Verstappen will have a new opportunity to wear a little piece of racing and Max’s history on their wrists.
Max Verstappen was bitten by the racing bug at an early age, inspired by his father, the former Formula One driver Jos Verstappen. He began karting when he was just eight years old and soon moved onto international karting where he was crowned European Karting Champion twice and World Karting Champion once. After the Formula 3European Championship in 2014 Max’s meteoric rise continued when he was promoted to the premier league of car racing and joined the Formula One team Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2015 season. Since the Spanish Grand Prix in 2016 Max has been a member of the Red Bull Racing team. In the first Grand Prix race of his career for the new team, he set a phenomenal precedent, becoming the youngest Formula One Grand Prix winner of all time.
A landmark agreement back in December 2015 saw TAG Heuer become the Official Timekeeper & Official Watch of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. The two brands announced the name of the 2017 car, “Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer RB13”, with TAG Heuer being included in the team’s official constructor listing. It is the first time a watchmaker has ever been named directly in the constructors’ listing in this way.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1No.33 Max Verstappen 2017 Special Edition has a blue aluminium bezel with tachymeter scale and a specially marked red space on the dial with a written“33”. This strengthens his starting number. Other highlights of the watch include are perforated rubber strap and the wording “TAG Heuer Formula 1 No.33 Max Verstappen 2017 Special Edition” as well as the figure “33” engraved on the back of the case. The watch is limited to 533 pieces worldwide and it will be from September 2017 on sale in the Netherlands exclusively.
Stainless steel alternate finishing 43mm diameter case
Aluminium blue fixed bezel with tachymeter scale
Polished steel screw-down crown at 3H with alternate finishing steel crown protector at 3H
Polished steel round push button at 2H and 4H
Steel screw-down case back with Red Bull Racing special engraving of the team logo and the number “33” and the limitation number xxx/533
Water Resistant: 200 meters
Blue opalin dial
White and red flange with 60 second / minute scale
3 white lacquered counters with red, black gold plated and polished hand: permanent second indicator at 3H, 1/10th second chronograph counter and hour chronograph counter at 6H and minute chronograph counter at 9H
Rhodium plated and polished indexes and hour and minute hands with red superluminova®
Red lacquered central hand
TAG Heuer printed logo
4 o’clock angled date
Red rubber strap with brushed steel pin buckle and TAG Heuer engraving