|Quick specs TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition
Price: $ 1,650 | approx. £ 1,300 | approx. € 1.500
Size: 43 mm
Is the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 Ayrton Senna Limited Edition is a bit out of your league? Try this TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition. Or, if you don’t want a chronograph, this TAG Heuer Formula 1 Ayrton Senna Limited Edition.
This new Senna chronograph is the result of a reconnected partnership between TAG Heuer and the estate of the late Ayrton Senna. The legendary racing driver joined the McLaren Formula 1 team in 1988. From than he is TAG Heuer’s ambassador as TAG partly owns the Formula 1 team.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition is new in the legal sense of the word. But as with these ‘limited editions’ it is really a reinterpretation of the regular Formula 1 chronograph. Just like the Manchester United Special Edition for example.
Don’t mix-up this TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition with the ManU edition
Not that there’s anything wrong with kind of copying existing models. The affordable and reliable Ronda quartz, caliber 5040D, works fine and is Swiss made. The PVD coated case looks good and the 43-millimeter case has some nice Senna details to win over race enthusiasts.
Take a look for example at the Senna-logo on the bezel, the Senna logo on one of the chronograph counters at 10 o’clock and the S-shaped links that is unmistakably linked to Senna. This time around in a more modern rubberized version.
TAG Heuer’s archetypal racing model may not be the most original of their range with a lot of ‘limited editions’, but in this price range it’s a good bet. Just don’t be surprised if they confuse it with the rather similar Manchester United limited edition.
technical data TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition
Ronda 5040D | Quartz | Diameter: 28.6 mm / 12½ lignes | Thickness: 4.4 mm | Jewels: 13 | Hours, minutes, small seconds, 1/10 seconds, chronograph central seconds, 30-minutes counter, 10-hour counter, big date | Battery life: 54 months
|Case & dial:
43 mm | Brushed steel with black PVD coating | Sapphire crystal | Brushed steel bezel with Senna logo | Opaline black dial | Polished black indexes with white super-luminova | red lacquered hour and minute hands with white super-luminova | Water-resistance: 20 ATM / 20 bar / 200 meters / 660 feet
Black and red S-shaped rubber links | Brushed steel buckle
|Price TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition:
$ 1,650 | approx. £ 1,300 | approx. € 1.500