As a world-renowned luxury watch with a heritage that traces back to sports timing and automobile racing, the Tag Heuer Formula 1 is one of the most iconic and well-loved timepieces.
Tag Heuer: A History in Automobile Racing
Tag Heuer was the official timekeeper for Team Ferrari between 1971 and 1979, an era that witnessed some of the most celebrated race car drivers such as Clay Regazzoni and Mario Andretti. Inspired by the high-speed and extreme performance of Formula 1 races, Tag Heuer launched the first Tag Heuer Formula 1 collection in 1986.
The first Formula 1 watch series was bold and brightly coloured. Made with steel and fibreglass, these watches earned praise for their reliability and reasonable prices. Moreover, the Formula 1 watches also became the first analogue Tag Heuer watches to be powered by a quartz movement. Across the world, these sporty and durable watches were a resounding success.
Despite its popularity, the series discontinued in 2000. But shortly after, in 2004, Tag Heuer revived the collection with the launch of a new line of watches. The updated design preserved the original spirit of the Tag Heuer Formula 1 while incorporating a modern edge.
Today, the Tag Heuer Formula 1 boasts a wide range of fashionably sporty designs that fans of F1 would love. Below are some of the most popular Formula 1 watches, all of which boast a fiery spirit that can match the thrill of the F1 race itself.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Limited Edition
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph is first up on the list. This Tag Heuer watch is a limited-edition model with only 500 produced pieces in the world. Its 43mm case is elegant in its fine-brushed and polished steel. Besides that, this watch also features three sub-dials as well as a fixed bezel with a tachymeter.
Together, all mentioned elements create a casual sporty look that is the forte of the Tag Heuer Formula 1. Like the original Formula 1 models, it uses a Swiss-made quartz movement that can last up to 24 months.
With a silver, black and red design, this Tag Heuer F1 chronograph has an athletic and trendy look that is suitable for every event and occasion.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz in Black & Gold Dial
This Formula 1 quartz model features a 41mm case paired with a bracelet made of polished steel and gold. Its unidirectional turning bezel consists of aluminium and gold-plated steel. Set against a black dial, gold-plated luminescent indexes radiate an urban sophistication. Moreover, its silver and gold design emanates a luxurious quality that is distinct from most Formula 1 watches.
Stylish and sporty, this is a perfect timepiece for anyone on the go.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Special Edition
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Special Edition is the progeny of a partnership between Tag Heuer and British luxury carmaker Aston Martin. Inspired by the new Vantage GTE, this timepiece flaunts a sleek and futuristic design.
A quartz movement powers this chronograph watch, which is furnished with a steel bezel with a tachymeter. There is also a black dial that displays an Aston Martin’s winged logo alongside Tag Heuer’s iconic shield logo. Contrasting against the black dial is a seconds marker which comes in a striking lime-green colour, a shade that is unique to Aston Martin and can be found on its new Vantage GTE as well.
This timepiece comes with a leather strap made from black calfskin, marking the first time that Tag Heuer has used a leather strap in its Formula 1 collection. Similar to the design of its dial, the matte black strap features lime-green topstitching. With a combination of black and vivid lime green, the Tag Heuer Formula 1 Aston Martin Special Edition is an eye-catching timepiece.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph in Silver & Black
This classic silver and black Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph is one of the best-selling Tag Heuer watches. Made of polished ceramic, its fixed bezel features a tachymeter scale. Enclosed within the 43mm steel case is a dial that boasts a unique shade of dark grey shade called anthracite.
Like most other Formula 1 models, this watch is fitted with a Swiss-made quartz movement which gives it a long-lasting battery life of two years. Lastly, the fine-brushed steel strap completes its timeless, classic design.
Versatile and stylish, this chronograph timepiece has a casual elegance that is both rugged and sophisticated.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph in Blue & Orange
This colourful Tag Heuer chronograph comes with a 43mm matte blue dial that features rhodium-plated indexes. In contrast to the blue dial, the seconds hand and 5-minute interval marks come in a vibrant shade of orange. Equipped with a racing-style tachymeter, the fixed blue bezel is made from sandblasted aluminium.
With a nato strap made from nylon, this model is distinct from previous pieces in the list. The strap features a trio of orange, blue and white stripes. The striped design gives this watch a fun, sporty character that will fit right in with the feverish excitement of F1.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5
Equipped with a Swiss-made calibre 5 movement, this monochromatic black timepiece is the only automatic Formula 1 watch on this list.
The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 5 features a 41mm case in fine-brushed steel black PVD-coated and equipped with a unidirectional turning bezel. Unlike other Formula 1 models, it comes with a rubber strap complemented by a steel pin buckle.
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