Always at the forefront of timepiece technology TAG Heuer is also a major player in developing sporting success in the motorsport world.
Not only do the company support upcoming cart drivers through their ‘Junior Ambassador’ scheme, but they also support the likes of the Red Bull Racing team, home of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and his team mate Mark Webber. With the growing interest in motorsport in Asia, the group has now issued a special watch to commemorate the inauguration of the Indian GP in New Delhi.
The race is not the first involvement in motor racing for the Sub-continent. Force India entered the Formula One contest in the 2008 season and currently compete with two cars with the lead being taken by German born driver Adrian Sutil. The team currently lies in sixth place in the Constructors Championship.
The watch launched by TAG Heuer in support of the Indian GP also marks 150 years of involvement in high speed racing by the luxury watch manufacturer. The TAG Heuer Carrera Tachymeter Chronograph forms the basis of the special edition.
The special edition will be limited to just 200 numbered pieces world-wide. The limited edition has been adorned with the logo of ‘Mastering Speed for 150 Years’ and features striking India colours – Saffron and Green.
The special ‘Mastering Speed for 150 Years’ logo has been placed on the dial at the 9 ’o clock and also features on the Sapphire Crystal case back. Both the chronograph and the stitching on the leather strap are adorned with traditional Indian saffron colours.
Taking its name from a south-American road race, the Carrera models are designed for drivers and feature an easy to read dial, important when you are driving at F1 or Rally driving speeds. From F1 timekeeping to Le Mans and Indy 500, the company has longstanding partnerships with the greatest events and drivers in the world of timekeeping.
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