TAG Heuer Breaks Formula 1 Speed Record With Two New Timepieces Inspired By Ayrton Senna

TAG Heuer Breaks Formula 1 Speed Record With Two New Timepieces Inspired By Ayrton Senna TAG Heuer Breaks Formula 1 Speed Record With Two New Timepieces Inspired By Ayrton Senna

TAG Heuer Breaks Formula 1 Speed Record With Two New Timepieces Inspired By Ayrton Senna

Redefining the word 'drive' by breaking countless motor-racing records and advancing the meaning of every superlative in the sport: the fastest; the bravest; the greatest, Brazilian Ayrton Senna is considered one of the best drivers of all time. Today, TAG Heuer launches two commemorative watches in the Formula 1 collection - an automatic chronograph and a quartz chronograph - that pay homage to this motor-racing legend and his lasting impact on the sport.

Fast and fearless, Senna never stopped pushing himself beyond the limit so that audiences could experience races full of drama and passion. Hinting at the racing legend's personal record speed of 340 km/h and the way he continues to inspire today's drivers to push the limits of the sport, the new special edition Formula 1 watches both feature a ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale that goes up to 400 km/h. This detail distinguishes the Senna-inspire watches from other models in the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection, which usually goes up to 240 km/h. Though 400 km/h is a limit that no team in the sport has reached, they are getting closer and closer every season. Ayrton Senna's legacy continues to represent TAG Heuer's driven and daring spirit and inspires bold timepieces such as this year's special edition creations.

Pole Position With The Calibre 16

The robust 44mm TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16 Chronograph Senna Special Edition 2020 watch features a sunray-brushed anthracite dial with shimmering black 'azurage' minute, hour and permanent second hands with white Super-Luminova coating on the indexes to ensure at-a-glance legibility at all speeds and in all lighting conditions.

This luxurious yet sporty timepiece is presented on a black calfskin strap with black lining and Senna yellow stitching that matches the colourful details on the dial, around the date window, around the bezel and on the top pusher and crown. An additional nod to Senna is the embossed 'S' pattern on the strap, which is reminiscent of the links on his favourite TAG Heuer stainless steel watch bracelet. The stainless steel folding clasp has a double safety system and a pilot extension that makes it possible to wear over a driving suit. Powering this special edition watch is the automatic Calibre 16 movement, which is protected by a stainless steel screw-down caseback engraved with the Senna logo.

Speeding To First Place With Quartz

Serving as a prime example of sporting power and prestige, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Senna Special Edition 2020 watch is also available with a quartz movement. The 43mm watch has a sunray-brushed anthracite dial with luminous black counters at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. The fixed bezel is fashioned from ultra-resistant black ceramic and, as with its Calibre 16 counterpart, yellow touches on the dial and bezel complete the unmistakable colour scheme that links to watch to Senna.

The case and screw-down caseback with special Senna engraving are made from stainless steel, whilst staying in the line with previous Senna special edition timepieces, the watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet with the iconic double-S links that provide total comfort for everyday wear both on and off the track.

For more information on the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Ayrton Senna Special Edition watches, visit our The Beacon, Eastbourne store.


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