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 latest creation in Amsterdam on 13 November 2018. The new special edition timepiece, limited to 1,300 pieces and designed by the racer himself, is now available around the world.
After the launch of two successful 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.
The sporty chronograph is stylish and functional. The 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 is presented on a stainless-steel bracelet with black ceramic links. The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing logo is engraved on the caseback of the 43 mm timepiece.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2018
Chronograph: minutes, seconds and 1/10th of a second counters, date, hour, minute, small seconds
Stainless steel, diameter 43 mm, black ceramic fixed tachymeter bezel,flat sapphire crystal, polished steel screw-down crown at 3 o’clock, round polished-steelpush button at 2 o’clock, polished-steel round push button at 4 o’clock, brushed-steel crown protector at 3 o’clock, steel screw-down caseback with special Aston Martin Red Bull Racing engraving, water-resistant to 200 meters
Black opalin dial, red lacquered hour and minute hands with whiteSuperLuminova®, black gold-plated polished applied indexes with white SuperLuminova®
Stainless-steel and black ceramic, stainless-steel folding clasp with double safety system with driving extension