There car race is inscribed in the DNA of TAG Heuer. Monaco, Carrera, Formula 1… so many collections that highlight the immoderate taste of the La Chaux-de-Fonds house for asphalt and racing circuits. Today we take a look at a model that pays homage to one of motorsport’s legends: Ayrton Senna. Zoom on the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Edition.
A sporty and modern chronograph
The collaboration between TAG Heuer and Ayrton Senna begins in 1988. And 28 years after the tragic accident that claimed the life of the Brazilian champion during the San Marino Grand Prix, TAG Heuer continues to pay tribute to him. For this new edition, TAG Heuer and the Senna brand have chosen a relatively imposing chronograph, with a steel case of 44mm in diameter. It adopts a configuration with 3 counters, and adds the date at 3 o’clock. The dial mixes anthracite gray and black, with a few touches of bright red that add vitamins to the whole. The sunburst finish contrasts perfectly with the texture of the counters, made of concentric circles. At 6 o’clock, we find the logo ” Senna“. The tachometer bezel is also specific to this model. Made of black ceramic, it is signed “Senna”, and displays the speed of 400km/h, never reached in Formula 1. As a symbol of the perpetual quest for speed. The caseback is solid, and engraved with the helmet of the Brazilian champion, accompanied by the words: “ Senna Special Edition“. To animate this chronograph, TAG Heuer has chosen the automatic caliber 16. A movement derived from the famous Valjoux 7750, delivering 42 hours of power reserve.
An iconic bracelet
The bracelet adopts a very particular design, in double S, called ” SALT“, for Sport Elegance. It is directly inspired by the model worn by the Brazilian pilot as a TAG Heuer ambassador. The extra detail: this bracelet even has a extension special, to adapt to the sleeve of a racing pilot’s suit.
A prestigious tribute
With this Formula 1 Senna Edition, TAG Heuer pays tribute to the Brazilian champion in a very beautiful way. It’s a modern chronograph, embellished with a few specific touches, which give it a strong character. Posted at 3,350€the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Edition also offers a good value for money. A great find for automotive chronograph enthusiasts, as well as fans of the late Ayrton Senna.
More information on the official website of TAG Heuer.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Edition 2022 watch / Features
- Case: Stainless steel / Polished & brushed finish
- Diameter : 44mm
- Photoluminescence: Yes
- Case bottom: Solid / Screwed
- Type of glass: flat sapphire
- Movement : Automatique
- Caliber: 16 gauge
- Bracelet : Stainless steel / Brushed finish
- Loop : Deployant
- Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200m
- Guarantee : 2 years