Choosing a watch for an occasion can be brain-racking. After all, a good timepiece can make or break an outfit, and with the F1 weekend hot on our trail, one can hope our outfits are ready for one hell of a ride. But how does one choose the perfect watch for such an action-pumped event? We offer up some options that will get the race audience stealing glances at your wrist in between zipping cars.
Bell & Ross R.S.18 Chronographs
Imbued with the ingenuity of Renault Sport’s Formula One Team and polished by Bell & Ross’ laser-precision, motorheads cannot go wrong with the R.S.18 Chronographs. Although the BR 03-94 and BR-X1 are masterpieces of their own, the crown jewel takes the form of the limited BR-X1 Tourbillon. The tourbillon guarantees an extremely high rate of precision, while a skeletonised dial showcases the intricacies and nitty-gritty details that make up this powerhouse of a watch. Perfect for keeping track of those record-breaking runs, all while admiring the timepiece work its magic.
Hublot Big Bang Unico 42mm
Robust, highly-stylised watches not to your liking? Then strap on Hublot’s reworked Big Bang Unico 42mm. The calibre HUB1280 improves upon its predecessor in terms of sheer size, while maintaining all the qualities that made the Big Bang models so critically acclaimed. It keeps its double clutch and column wheel mechanisms visible from dial side. However, the introduction of a flatter self-winding system makes the watch 1.3 mm thinner. The difference may not seem game-changing on paper, but as supercars raise the roof and you find yourself drowning in mob-like crowds, you’ll thank us for all that weight off your wrists.
Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph
In the race to stay on top, oftentimes the old gets outshone by the new. Montblanc’s TimeWalker collection begs to differ. The TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph pays homage to the golden age of motor racing in all the minute details. The bold contrast between the three-dimensional black counters and the white dial are reminiscent of the dashboards of classic racing cars is a nod to the collection’s roots and a testament to its refusal to get outmuscled by modern counterparts. Now, you too can stunt your dedication to the sport, or at least appear to.
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
Fancy a timepiece with some heritage behind it? What better way than sporting the ones worn by legendary drivers of the past. Look no further than the Carrera Calibre 16. Commemorating the 55th anniversary of the TAG Heuer Carrera collection, the vintage-inspired Carrera Calibre 16 comes in black and blue featuring three white counters that stand distinct against the dial. Topping it off is a tachometer scale – a crucial component on an automotive chronograph. Perhaps it’s high time to get behind the wheel yourself and set a few records of your own, all within the speed limits of course.