After three years of quartz watches for Max Verstappen, covered here , here and here , his TAG Heuer special edition has now come old enough. Furthermore, in spite of the harvest time downpour and a disillusioning race a weekend ago for the Dutchman, spirits were high during the introduction of a watch that will in all probability be sold out even before it hits the racks. Meet the new TAG Heuer chronograph Max Verstappen Special Edition 2019 (at last mechanical).
It doesn’t actually matter any longer how well Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen performs; individuals will arrange to get a brief look at him wherever he goes. Especially in his nation of origin, the Netherlands, where he helped up the quintessentially Dutch harvest time weather with a glimmer visit to introduce his most recent watch, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Caliber 16 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2019.
During the last F1 race, the Dutchman was destroyed off the track by youthful competitor Charles Leclerc for no specific explanation, and Verstappen was showing up straight from the plane back home. So indeed, a large portion of the discussion was about how touchy the racing driver would be on arrival.
Turned out, he wasn’t. Or if nothing else not obviously. Max Verstappen told fans and columnists, who had shown up in huge numbers, that he had his eyes on the following race. Furthermore, obviously, at his watch. “To me, it looks great,” he said about the new piece. “I’m truly glad that TAG Heuer added the programmed development as it seems like a decent advance forward, as we say in Formula 1.”
Automatic chronograph with a twist
So what’s the serious deal about this watch? This is the primary mechanical watch made for the Dutchman. The Max Verstappen Special Edition 2019 depends on the all around existing Formula 1 chronograph. Inside ticks the TAG Heuer programmed development type 16, whose inceptions are all the more generally known as the Valjoux 7750 ETA-delivered workhorse. That isn’t completely exact, notwithstanding, as TAG Heuer likewise utilizes Sellita SW500 movements.
So that implies this is a programmed chronograph with a recurrence of 28,800 vibrations each hour (4Hz), date sign, a 42-hour power save and three counters (at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock). It comes in a 44 mm steel case, that has cleaned and brushed surfaces.
Red racing details
The most striking subtlety on this special edition is to be seen on the bezel, which is enriched with that well known name in red etching: Max Verstappen. The screwed-down caseback likewise shows that this is certifiably not a common piece: it is engraved with the creation number. The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing group logo and the beginning number of Max Verstappen supported by the checkered banner are additionally engraved on the caseback. The case is water-impervious to 200 meters (20 bar). One really racing subtlety is seen on the dial, which says “Formula 1”.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Caliber 16 Max Verstappen has a dark dial with applied files with red subtleties. More red is seen on all fours one of the pushers and the crown. The watch is very expressive, on account of more shading play on the dial and arm band. The counters on 12 and 6 o’clock are silver and the one at nine o’clock is dark. This equivalent combination is seen on the arm band. The wristband comprises of both cleaned fine-brushed treated steel and earthenware links.
Price and availability
On the Dam, the square that is so integral to the city that it gave Amsterdam its name, his appearance for once eclipsed the trenches as drawing in the most eyeballs. Indeed, even in the heavy storm, fans and watch darlings adjusted next to each other to see the racing driver uncover a watch that he says he would need to wear himself. Until now, he is frequently spotted with his TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 Red Bull Racing Special Edition, yet we will check whether the new watch discovers its way to his wrist also.
All past variants were sold out rapidly, and assumptions are this new watch will appreciate a similar fate. What’s more, despite the fact that it is somewhat more costly than past Max Verstappen Editions, the whole creation is relied upon to sell out rapidly – the name alone should deal with that. The watch comes in a restricted run of 333 pieces, which alludes to his beginning number (33). The watch is accessible now and goes at a retail cost of EUR 3,100 (charges incl.).
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