Crossing the Monaco Circuit finish line, Max Verstappen cemented his place in racing history. His first-place finish, won amidst fierce competition, concludes a triumphant weekend for the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team. They celebrated Verstappen’s achievement in the company of iconic Swiss luxury watch brand and longstanding partner TAG Heuer.
Considered one of the most challenging races on the Formula 1 calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix is reserved for drivers of the highest level. The circuit’s hairpin turns, high-speed straights, and slender streets demand drivers with top-notch precision and nerves of steel. TAG Heuer — the Official Watch of the Monaco Grand Prix since 2011 — has been proudly along for the ride as Verstappen has risen to become one of the most successful drivers in modern F1 history.
“Winning the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream come true for any driver, and we are incredibly proud of Max Verstappen for achieving this remarkable 2nd victory,” said Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “This victory is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent that our team embodies, and we are honoured to be a part of this historic moment in racing with our partner, the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team.”
Max Verstappen, a two-time Formula 1 champion, flaunts wristwear worthy of his achievements: a personalized TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph skeleton dial timepiece. A follow-up to the custom Monaco chronograph gifted to the driver by TAG Heuer ahead of his historic win at 2021’s Monaco Grand Prix, its custom features are a testament to Verstappen’s racing prowess. The number 1, boldly highlighted in bright red, references his status as Formula 1’s top driver. Meanwhile, a caseback engraved with “one of one” recalls the watch’s one-of-a-kind design and two stars symbolize Verstappen’s championship victories.
Verstappen’s one-of-one chronograph is based on TAG Heuer’s new skeleton dial Monaco which was recently released in time for this year’s 80th Monaco Grand Prix. The new TAG Heuer Monaco chronograph, which has the first skeleton dial in the history of the Monaco collection, is proof of the watch’s eternal evolution more than 50 years after its inception. The collection boasts three new models with cutaway skeleton dials, each of which offers an intimate look at the Monaco’s intricate Calibre Heuer 02 Automatic movement within.
The triad of new Monaco Skeleton dials (available in Original Blue, Racing Red, and Luminous Turquoise liveries) offer a fresh new take on the Monaco’s distinctive square case. By reworking this classic design, the newest Monaco modelsencapsulate TAG Heuer’s commitment to high-speed performance and a legacy of embracing avant-garde technology alongside inventive construction. Guaranteed to make a statement on the race track or in the streets, the skeleton dial Monaco is the latest in a long line of iconic designs that have earned TAG Heuer its place at the front of the pack in motorsports watches.