In our latest Closer Look, we revisit the second collaboration between fragment design and TAG Heuer. Unlike the smaller and more vintage-inspired Carrera, the two focus their attention on the 44mm Formula 1 watch.
Where the first collaboration was more classic in its design, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 boasts more wrist presence with a sporty appeal. Borrowing cues from TAG Heuer’s C-Case from the ’60s and ’70s, the Formula 1 is a fitting watch for motor-racing enthusiasts with its hits of red marking the indices, hands and on the sapphire crystal display window — two lightning bolts along with the red tint allow you to see just enough of TAG Heuer’s in-house Heuer 02 movement.
Hiroshi Fujiwara adds his finishing touches in the form of a 5-row steel bracelet with a butterfly folding clasp. Limited to 500, this watch has already sold out on the TAG Heuer online store so those looking to get a hold of one of these will need to look on the secondary market where it will most likely be selling far over its $6,150 USD MSRP.
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