12 Days of Christmas: TAG Heuer Formula 1

Ah Christmas: the most wonderful time of the year. As we fill our stockings and break our overdrafts, watch afficionados the world over look for their next big fix. So, what better way to celebrate the Yuletide countdown than with a selection of our most finest and festive here on The Watch Gallery. Day 3: the TAG Heuer Formula 1.

TAG Heuer has become a name synonymous with Swiss horology the world over thanks to no-fuss sports-led design and a small army of celebrity ambassadors – Ronaldo, David Guetta and the eyebrow-envy-inducing Cara Delevingne to name but a few. And although an accessible price point is more achievable than dreamable, how does such a brand become one of the most coveted in the game? Through an exceptional portfolio, obviously.

Indicative of this iconic design is the Formula 1 automatic. Crafted in a sizeable 39mm diameter, this black titanium beauty offers a perforated black rubber strap, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and water resistance to 100 metres. An all-black aesthetic makes the Formula 1 a standout without trying too hard – no cliche stainless steel accents, no need for three million chronographs and no unnecessary limited edition staps. Also, did we mention that it’s the first Formula 1 piece to feature an in-house automatic movement? Pretty impressive stuff.

The Formula 1 is perfect for the graduate’s Christmas gift. Whilst undeniably sports-led in design, a muted palette enables the utmost versatility and with the world-famous TAG Heuer branding, even the pickiest of gents would be pleased.