30 years ago, the Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna became the youngest Formula 1 driver to win three world championships. To celebrate his achievements, TAG Heuer and Senna brand launch a new Special Edition from the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection. TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition chronograph celebrates the Swiss watchmaker’s passion and commitment for motorsport competition.
The timepiece’s embossed black leather bracelet pays homage to the S/EL that Senna used to wear on his TAG Heuer. Its distinctive S-shaped design is easily recognizable. The bracelet’s leather features yellow stitching and also a black steel clasp with double safety system push buttons.
Senna’s iconic colors, yellow and black, dominate the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition color scheme. The yellow tone is featured on the famous double S (the Brazilian driver’s iconic brand), which crowns the bezel at 12 o’clock, alongside the Senna name. The double S signature decorates the dial too, where they are incorporated in the 6 o‘clock subdial. The grey anthracite dial houses classic hour, minute, and second indicators at 6, 9, and 3 o’clock, and is decorated with a discrete “TAG Heuer Formula 1” reminder.
The timepiece’s ultra-resistant black ceramic bezel is accentuated by a yellow border. The number 400 is engraved on the bezel, a nod to the 400 km/h speed that has never been reached in Formula 1.
The hour hand and indexes are treated with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum legibility. This special edition features a quartz movement and is water-resistant to 200 meters (20 bar).
An image of the Brazilian driver’s iconic helmet is engraved on the caseback and alongside a special engraving of the words “SENNA SPECIAL EDITION”.