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TAG Heuer’s new Formula 1 x Red Bull Racing capsule keeps you in Pole Position

Celebrating Max Verstappen’s 2021 F1 World Championship victory, Red Bull Racing, and TAG Heuer team up over a special edition Formula 1 chronograph.

Stright from the racetrack to your wrist, TAG Heuer debuts a very special Formula 1 draped in the colors of the 2021 F1’s champs. The Red Bull Racing Honda Formula 1 team had a slightly controversial finish in Abu Dhabi but were none the less, world champs. Today, the Formula 1 watch brand, TAG Heuer pays homage to this victory with a special edition Formula 1 that’s an absolute treat for Red Bull fans and an ode to their long-standing partnership.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition

The timepiece perfectly encapsulates the emotions of Red Bull Racing – Ferocity, technical genius, and a red-blue-yellow drip. Two references, both arrive cased in 43-mm brushed stainless steel and an alluring blue sunray-brushed dial. We also see tiny bold red and yellow details all-over the dial, most notably the outer dial ring. To contrast this, there’s an elegant aluminum blue tachymeter fixed bezel too.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition

Right from the Arabic numbered indexes to the color palette, safe to say that the dial-face certainly looks like a Red Bull car’s steering wheel and instrument panel. Also, in standard Formula 1 fashion, there’s a 1/10th second chronograph on board too. A cool touch – The chronograph buttons boast a unique red lacquer. On the case back, we see in bold ‘Red Bull Racing Formula One Team Special Edition’ along with their logo and a checkered flag.

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition

Further embracing this F1 aesthetic, we see a tiny detail (two, actually) at indexes at five and seven o’clock that create the appearance of a grid box (this is where cars line up before the race begins). There’s also a tiny date window at four o’clock. All of this runs Quartz inside. You get to choose between two strap options – A textured blue rubber strap or a three-row steel bracelet. I’d pick the former if I were you.

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition will be in boutiques in February 2022. In terms of price, the rubber strap fetches Rs 1.65 lakh whereas the steel bracelet slates in at Rs 1.78 lakh.

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All images: Courtesy TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer’s new Formula 1 x Red Bull Racing capsule keeps you in Pole Position

Mikhail Gomes

Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman

A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.

     

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