Just a few months after releasing a quartz version of the new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition, the Swiss luxury watch manufacture is launching a new version equipped with a powerful automatic movement and an even stronger design.
To pay tribute to Ayrton’s legacy, TAG Heuer continues its quest to create the perfect Formula 1 watch, the one the legendary driver would have loved to wear on his wrist. With its bold design and its nods to Ayrton’s original watch, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition perfectly illustrates TAG Heuer’s continued admiration of the illustrious driver and celebrates his lasting influence on the sport.
For this new edition, the designers of TAG Heuer – in collaboration with the Senna Brand – wanted to work specifically with the colour red, a reference to Ayrton Senna’s original watch, which also has touches of red tint in the dial. The whole look of the TAG Heuer Senna Special Edition is a very elegant mix of red, anthracite and black, in line with the design codes the brand SENNA’s iconic S.
The red lacquer is present in the 2 o’clock pusher, in the crown and at 12 o’clock in the double S, which is the Brazilian driver’s iconic logo brand. Likewise, the subdials are adorned with red touches, and the sporty and elegant design of the model is further accentuated thanks to the azure finishing and the 6 o’clock subdial customised with the Senna logo in red.
The watch has a beautiful sunray-brushed anthracite dial with black “azurage” minute, hour and permanent second chronograph counters, bringing to the dial a bright and luminous effect highlighted with vibrant red touches.
The white Super- LumiNova® on the rhodium-plated applied indexes and hands ensures at-a-glance legibility at all speeds and in all lighting conditions. The timepiece also features an ultra-resistant black ceramic bezel, with the number 400 engraved as a reference to the symbolic 400 km/h speed that has never been reached in Formula 1.
This contemporary reissued edition is also inspired by the first TAG Heuer chronograph watch worn by Ayrton Senna and its famous S/EL bracelet. Highly shock-resistant, the bracelet has a folding clasp with a driver extension to fit over the sleeve of a racing suit.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition timepiece is equipped with the automatic Calibre 16, which is protected by a stainless-steel screw-down caseback engraved with the Brazilian driver’s iconic helmet on the back and alongside a special engraving of “SENNA SPECIAL EDITION”.
Model: TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition
Calibre 16 Automatic
Anthracite sunray-brushed dial
Black flange with 60-second/minute scale
12 o’clock: black “azurage” minute chronograph counter; rhodium-plated polished hand
6 o’clock: black “azurage” hour chronograph counter; rhodium-plated polished hand
9 o’clock: black “azurage” permanent second indicator; rhodium-plated polished hand
Rhodium-plated polished applied indexes, facetted hour, minute and central hands with white Super-LumiNova®
44 mm diameter
Steel fine-brushed, polished case
Ceramic black fine-brushed tachymeter fixed bezel
Flat sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 200 metres
Fine-brushed steel S-shaped bracelet
Fine-brushed steel folding clasp with double safety push buttons with pilot extension