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Raring To Go: TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Red Bull Racing

Life in the fast lane is all about delivering an exhilarating experience – which the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition was tailormade for. Slick, heavy-duty and pumped with adrenaline, this striking piece is ready to take top spot on the podium in any watch collection.

21 March 2022 Editor - Ernest Jones

One visionary meets another. Paying homage to their shared values and constant strive for excellence, TAG Heuer has marked its alliance with Oracle Red Bull Racing with the launch of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition. An essential for any TAG Heuer or Red Bull Racing aficionado, this timepiece embodies the high octane, high performance that’s ingrained in their DNA.

A captivating collision

A story spanning decades, the enduring partnership between TAG Heuer and Formula 1 has gone from strength to strength since it first began. It was none other than Jack Heuer who not only set the groundwork for this iconic collaboration but changed the future of the horological world. A true revolutionary, he initiated the first Formula 1 sponsorship agreement with Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert in 1968. Iconic and inspirational, this prompted other racing drivers to wear a TAG piece, leading to it to become the brand of choice on the circuit.

With the relationship continuing to flourish, TAG Heuer paid the ultimate homage by launching the TAG Heuer Formula 1 watch collection in 1986 that reflects the watchmaker’s passion for the racetrack. Acclaimed and coveted by F1 fans and watch enthusiasts alike, the collection holds a special place in TAG Heuer’s history, as it became one of the brand’s all-time best-sellers.

Synonymous with history-makers and record-breakers, TAG Heuer is ever-seeking new ways to bridge its illustrious past with its exciting present and thrilling future, celebrating legends from the past such as the great Ayrton Senna, as well as modern-day idols. That’s why it makes perfect sense that TAG Heuer became the official partner and timekeeper of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team in 2016.

Putting Red Bull Racing in pole position

From the drivers and engineers to the team principal, the whole team wears TAG Heuer watches on and off the track, immersing themselves in the excellence that the horologist represents. Accompanying many iconic Red Bull Racing moments over the years, the pinnacle of this partnership came in 2021 when Max Verstappen’s outstanding victory in the final race of the season saw him win the World Drivers’ Championship. Looking to the next successful chapter, TAG Heuer will continue to support the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team, with the two partners recently announcing the extension of the relationship until 2024.

Capturing the audacity and exhilaration that both brands live for, the new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition is a must-have for any Oracle Red Bull Racing fan. Co-created with the Oracle Red Bull Racing team, this special edition timepiece spotlights a bolder design and advanced technical features, while honouring the graphic codes of the Formula 1 Team.

The details behind the dynamic design

From the colourway to the bezel, this dynamic timepiece is instantly recognisable as ‘Red Bull Racing’ in every way.

Paying homage to the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team’s signature colours, this latest model is defined by striking dark blue and red tones, with the new blue sun-brushed dial featuring a customised minuterie accented with vibrant yellow and red touches. The 1/10th second chronograph counter at 6 o’clock is also imagined in yellow and red, while the chronograph central second hand is yellow.

The Arabic numeral indexes are directly inspired by racing car speedometers, while Formula 1 connoisseurs will notice the subtle reference to their favourite sport in the form of a line above the 5 and 7 numerals evoking the starting line of a Formula 1 track. The new dial makes a nod to Formula 1 car cockpits and is highly legible to make sure you can read the time easily at any speed and in any condition.

Completing this dynamic racing design are round pushers painted with a red lacquer outline to highlight the chronograph start pusher at 2 o’clock. The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition also boast a special bezel engraved with the word “SPEED” – emphasising Formula 1’s quest for ultimate performance.

Celebrating victory in standout style

The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition is available in two different watch versions, offering the choice between the tyre-inspired sporting aesthetic of the blue rubber strap, or a more elegant appearance courtesy of the stainless-steel bracelet. The caseback of the watch is also engraved with the words “RED BULL RACING FORMULA ONE TEAM SPECIAL EDITION” that serves as yet another tribute to this extraordinary partnership.

Infused with the spirit of success, this special edition model combines the sublime craftmanship and superb sportsmanship for which both Formula 1 and Red Bull Racing are renowned. Released on the back of Max Verstappen’s 2021 World Drivers’ Champion triumph, there’s no better memento to mark such a celebrated feat.

Discover this thrilling Special Edition at Ernest Jones

Whether you’re a Formula 1 fanatic or an avid TAG Heuer collector, this timepiece offers you the very best of both worlds. Allow yourself to be awed by masterfully balanced work of action and high performance by exploring the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition in store or online at Ernest Jones today.