By David Saunders | UPDATED: 05:28, 20 February 2020
For the second time in the history of its partnership with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, TAG Heuer has unveiled a special edition timepiece that commemorates its on-going alliance with the championship-winning racing team.
When it comes to triumphant partnerships in motor racing, TAG Heuer and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing set the pace.
Working side by side since 2016, the avant-garde Swiss luxury watchmaker and the four-time consecutive F1 drivers’ and constructors’ champion share a passion for action and a fearless ambition to outpace all challenges.
Conceived in close collaboration with the F1 team, the 43mm special edition chronograph is youthful, sporty and easy to read in all conditions. Proclaiming the strength of this partnership is the watch’s renewed sleek design, which takes inspiration from the new Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car that was presented on February 19th, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.
The blue of the car is found on the watch’s dial and aluminium fixed bezel. The chronograph seconds hand is coated in eye-catching Red Bull yellow and touches of Red Bull red are prominently placed on the tachymeter scale. An azurage pattern on the chronograph counters and a date window at 4 o’clock on the dial enhance the daring and sporty aesthetic of this model.
The steel screw-down case is engraved with the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team logo over a chequered pattern. The quartz-powered chronograph is presented on a robust stainless steel bracelet which includes a drivers’ extension to fit the watch over a racing suit.
A road-tested endurance machine, water resistant to 200 meters and highly shock resistant, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Special Edition has endured more than 60 quality control tests.
Created in 1987, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection is a stylish extension of the brand’s ties with the thrilling, fast-paced world of Formula 1 racing. Like the sport itself, the timepieces in this renowned collection are daring with bold designs that demand attention and advanced technical features that were inspired by the extreme performance of the Formula 1 teams.
The adrenaline and excitement of the sport have driven TAG Heuer when it comes to the functionality of these statement-making models. Tough enough for the pros and worn by champion drivers, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 timepieces were made for life in the fast lane.
Facts and figures:
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Special Edition 2020
Chronograph with minutes and 1/10th seconds, permanent second indicator; hours, minutes; central chronograph seconds hand, date
Diameter 43 mm, steel fine-brushed case, aluminum blue tachymeter fixed bezel, sapphire crystal, polished screw-down crown at 3 o’clock and fine-brushed push buttons at 2 and 4 o’clock, water-resistant to 200 metres (20 bar), screwed stainless-steel caseback with special Aston Martin Red Bull Racing engraving
Blue sunray brushed dial, rhodium-plated indexes, hour and minute hands with white Super-LumiNova®, yellow lacquered central hand
Fine-brushed stainless-steel bracelet and folding clasp with double safety feature and driving extension