Released in 2011, this Formula 1 collection timepiece keeps a basic shape of both case and bezel which reminds us of the original Formula 1 watch, released for the only purpose to offer regular man the experience and thrills of a Formula 1 timekeeper piece.
The watch comes with the 12 and 6 Arabic numerals with luminescent markers and curved, polished hand applied indexes. The central second hand has a red tip as a stand-out feature and the watch has minute markers around the outer rim that immediately transports you in a fast racing car. With a simple yet eye-catching design, this is a high-end sport watch that keeps its roots and preserves the history of the timing instruments of the Formula 1 Ferrari team.
We need to remember that, after all, it was this collection that first introduced Tag Heuer to the world and made it become the Swiss sport watch representative by excellence.
In the particular case of this watch, tradition means quartz movement kept alive by strong battery, simple but unique design, strong materials and a sense of simplicity that gives you confidence to wear it with a suit but also when you are on the move or involved in a sporty activity. Compared to other quartz movement models from the same collection, this one has the advantage of being the most versatile, and it’s all due to this mature and neat design. It succeeds to balance the elegance and sportiness in a single timepiece.
Although Formula 1 collection has introduced its first mechanical movement in its recent models, let`s not forget that quartz movements require minimal maintenance and can improve a timepiece performances. And a quartz movement seems to be the more appropriate for the Formula 1 collection watches, as their concept gravitates around classical car racing. Tag Heuer is the watchmaker associated with sports by excellence. The liaison between Formula 1 and the Swiss manufacturer goes on in our days renewing itself with the sponsorship of Red Bull F1 team. This collaboration will surely be one that will break many boundaries.
The chromatics of the watch is simple but also edgy: the black opalin dial is in perfect contrast with the silver-toned hands, indexes and numerals and with the red lines brought by Formula 1 lettering and the tip of the central second hand.
This timepiece has a water resistance to 200m, making it a perfect watch for a seaside sporty type of holiday because it can safely be used at activities like scuba diving and deep sea diving. Just make sure you rinse it with fresh water after this kind of exposure.
Overall, this Formula 1 model keeps it simple, its specific assets are the accurate Swiss quartz movement, the clean design and the 200m water resistance. So if you like a simple but reliable timepiece you will enjoy wearing this particular timepiece.