The Tag Heuer Formula 1 collection was designed for the fast lane on or off the racetrack. The technology behind the watches was inspired by the extreme performance of Formula 1 teams and the watches are actually worn by champion drivers around the world.
It’s a collection tough enough for the pros, but comfortable enough for everyday use thanks to brand-new cutting-edge ceramic material developed especially for the line.
As the flagship model for the Formula 1 lineup, the Caliber 16 Chronograph is fitted with a sapphire crystal, with water resistance up to 200 meters and either a rubber strap or a steel and ceramic bracelet, depending on the model. This particular model is in moody black PVD. Year on year don’t expect too many changes in the Formula 1 range, the look, which is a perennial TAG Heuer bestseller, was established over 30 years ago. The watch runs on the Calibre 16 movement, otherwise known as ETA 7750 or Sellita SW-500. The ETA 7750, widely regarded as the most successful automatic chronograph movement ever produced. The caliber is easily able to meet COSC Chronometer standards (in its top spec) and can be found in a range of high-end watch brands, including IWC, Tudor, Panerai, Hublot and, of course, TAG Heuer.
If you can’t stretch to the Calibre 16, there is always the quartz version. It’s a 43mm watch also with 200 meters of water resistance. It features a unidirectional tachymeter bezel and the familiar tri-compax dial with the date window at 4 o’ clock. The watch runs on a Swiss quartz movement with approximately 24 months lifespan.