The Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna lives on in creations dedicated to him. TAG Heuer releases a new collection befitting the legend.
Thirty years ago, Ayrton Senna won the legendary Monaco Grand Prix for the very first time. Such a milestone deserves celebration. And, what better way to do that than preview an exclusive collection dedicated to the legend?
TAG Heuer welcomed Bianca Senna, the late legend’s niece, to the inauguration of its new boutique in Monaco. On view was the new Senna collection of limited edition pieces. One of the firsts in this collection is that the famous Heuer-01 proprietary movement is paired with the Senna design codes for the very first time.
Carrera Heuer-01 chronograph
It has an imposing 45 mm case, but the chronograph still sits snugly on the wrist. It is in black brushed steel with touches of red. The skeleton dial and sapphire case back are definitely the stars. After all, they give a peek into the mechanical workings and precision engineering of the Manufacture movement!
The Formula 1 watches
Of the other two watches in the collection, the Formula 1 Chronograph rightly takes on a motor racing look! It features a quartz movement accurate to a tenth of a second. Exactly the kind of precision required!
Both models are 43 mm in diameter and sport the black colour, highlighted with touches of red. Black and red…that’s a nod to racing! Look carefully and you will see that the watches give many hints of racing in the design. The three red lines on the dial allude to tracks left by a speeding race car.
Ayrton Senna lives on in the design
All three watches display the famous stylised red lacquer “S”. This exclusive Senna symbol on the dial and bezel alludes to the legend. The bezel also has a minute track, lending the pieces a racing feel and evoking the exceptional skill of Senna.
The iconic bracelet with S-shaped links, as adopted by Ayrton at the height of his achievements add to the nostalgia of the piece. On the Carrera Heuer-01 model, each link is rounded on the top, bottom and sides for an exceptionally smooth feel on the wrist.
Indeed, in these three sporty and classy watches the spirit of Ayrton Senna lives on!