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Goodwood Festival Special: Timepieces Built for Speed

With Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 just around the corner, we’ve pulled together our top six racing watches so you can find a timepiece that’s as luxury as the car show itself.

13 June 2022 Editor - Ernest Jones

Feel the need for speed? In honour of the Goodwood car festival, we’ve picked our six favourite automotive-inspired luxury timepieces that have their own stories to tell. While Goodwood is all about pushing the modern limits of driving, these watches push the boundaries of modern watchmaking, whilst infusing the horological heritage of eras past. Inspired by the precision and design of a race car, with sporty straps and luxurious dials, a racing watch is not an ordinary accessory - it’s an investment, an heirloom – something to pass to generations to come. From TAG Heuer and Tissot to OMEGA and Citizen these are the top racing watches, making us tick for Goodwood and beyond.

What is Goodwood Festival Of Speed?

The Festival of Speed is a celebration of motorsport heritage. This year, the annual event is taking place from the 23rd to – 26th of June. Whilst the cars are the highlight, there is a subtle side attraction that exists between the mechanical enthusiasts, not on the track itself, but on their wrists, as it is the perfect excuse to flaunt a luxury timepiece. So, honour the occasion with our top racing watches that are guaranteed to steal the show.

Extreme Performance with TAG Heuer Formula 1

TAG Heaur formula 1 watch
TAG Heuer formula 1 watch

Established in 1860, TAG Heuer is a hallmark brand for quality timepieces. Renowned for expert craftsmanship, the luxury Swiss watch brand has paved its link with motorsports through its advanced technology and innovative designs. The longstanding association with motorsports is championed by none other than the iconic, TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection. Inspired by the Red Bull Formula 1 team, these adrenaline-fueled timepieces are a popular choice for racing VIP’s. Red Bull drivers, Sergio Perez, and Max Verstappen, both sport the TAG Heuer Formula 1 special edition, as spotted on Verstappen’s Instagram when racing at Silverstone in 2020. Notably a success with the drivers themselves, it makes the perfect timepiece for automotive enthusiasts who appreciate the precision and functionality that only TAG can offer. Read more on the breath-taking Formula 1 selection in our Raring to Go article.

The Iconic OMEGA Speedmaster

OMEGA Speedmaster watch
OMEGA speedmaster watch

In the world of racing-inspired watches, the OMEGA Speedmaster is a showstopper. The first watch on the moon, OMEGA’s famous Moonwatch is all sorts of iconic, not to mention its ground-breaking precision. Combining flair and quality craftsmanship for 150 years, OMEGA is a pioneer in horological innovation and technology. To help you measure the seconds with ease, the Speedmaster has accurately marked dials with alternating indices and the bezel features a tachymeter to track your speed. You’re sure to stand out from the crowd with a luxurious OMEGA timepiece. Explore more about the iconic Speedmaster Series.

Full Speed with the TAG Heuer Carrera x Porsche

TAG Heuer carrera watch
TAG Heuer carrera watch

Named after the great race on the Carrera Pan-American road, the Carrera is an iconic timepiece among sports-car enthusiasts. The Carrera successfully captures the motorsports heritage, with the perfect combination of Porsche’s unique design and TAG Heuer’s quality craftsmanship. Motorised by automatic function and presenting a sub-dial display, the Carrera’s devotion to the world of racing is clear. Along with its robust features and endurance, it’s a must-have for sophisticated timekeeping. Read more about the Carrera from one of our watch specialists.

Supercharge Your Wrist with the Citizen Promaster

Sporting depth of character and refined designs, the Citizen Promaster collection consists of professional-grade sports watches. With carefully crafted and robust features, each model is suited to the most extreme environments. Innovated to push you beyond your limits, the Promaster possesses eco-drive technology, dual time zones and an eternal calendar. Featuring curves and colours inspired by sports cars themselves, its distinctive characteristics make it an authentic timepiece. Every motorsport lover’s dream, and a firm favourite among racing fans. Explore the Citizen Promaster range here.

Stay on Track with the Tissot PRS 516

Since its establishment in 1853, Tissot continues to be a leader within the watchmaking industry and is well recognised for its innovative designs and cutting-edge technology. The Tissot PRS 516 collection reflects Tissot’s ongoing connection to MotoGP and dedication to motor-inspired timepieces. The collection is equipped with distinctive design elements influenced by the race track itself. From the detailed black leather straps to give the look of a classic tyre, to a case back shaped similarly to the steering wheel of a revolutionary sports car. The Tissot PRS 516 flaunts robust features creating a sporty but sophisticated appeal.

Sport the Show-Stopping Rado Hyperchrome

The Rado Hyperchrome collection delivers dynamic, charming, and sporty chronograph timepieces. Rado uses high-tech materials to bring creative and ground-breaking pieces to the market. Crafted with precision, the Hyperchrome selection features a ceramic bracelet watch, with a sleek stainless steel case and a black sophisticated face. It also incorporates all the subdials and measurements that are expected from Rado.

Our top recommended racing timepieces have all you need to ensure you honour Goodwood festival in a sporty and sophisticated style. From innovative designs to high-performance features, these iconic timepieces have motorsports at the heart of them. If you would like more information, you can book a virtual or in-store appointment and speak to one of our watch specialists.