Max Verstappen on F1 and Watches & the new TAG Heuer Verstappen Edition

By rolex
May 27, 2021
5 min read

Following the questionable outcome of the Brazilian Grand Prix, we got the opportunity to plunk down with the most smoking ticket on the matrix right now as TAG Heuer discharges another watch devoted to Max Verstappen. Third in line, after the orange and red tie adaptations from 2016 and 2017, we currently get a metal arm band. It’s still a quartz development however, as TAG Heuer focuses on a more youthful group, not really into mechanical watchmaking.

The past models were loaded with subtleties to help you to remember the Dutch driver. Obviously, the public shading Orange was consolidated and the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2016 went ahead an orange elastic lash. The red-white-and-blue of Holland’s banner is likewise present on the whole the watches. Other than shading, the number 33 is additionally referred to in the watches, and the tachymeter scale for the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2017 was red from zero to thirty-three.

Since quartz isn’t actually our “thing” at MONOCHROME, how about we ask a few questions.

Formula 1 and watches are truly interwoven. Have you had an individual interest in watches and watchmaking since you began dashing at an early age?

To be straightforward, that began very late for me, in contrast to my dad. My father was truly into watches, since early on even. He began to search for watches right off the bat in his life, in any event, investigating the mechanics inside. I surmise for me it began when I was 16 or 17. Presently however, at whatever point I am not wearing a watch I miss it actually.

You’ve been to the TAG Heuer processing plant, what’s your opinion about it? What is your fascination in watches, what do you look for?

It is noteworthy to see the designing and the meticulousness. And indeed, there is a critical connection among watchmaking and motorsports, not simply from sponsorships. The degree of science that goes into complex watches is like what we do, notwithstanding the reality we travel 350+ kilometers 60 minutes. What I like in watches is a touch of weight, which is the reason I needed an arm band for my new one. I likewise like differentiating colors like red and dark, and obviously, my number 33 – however I don’t have the foggiest idea how that got on there!

We saw a video about your contribution in the production of this third Max Verstappen watch. Any solicitations they couldn’t or didn’t have any desire to realize?

Not truly, I practically got what I needed! Obviously, it is a quartz watch and I couldn’t imagine anything better than to sometime plan a mechanical watch or perhaps my own tourbillon watch. Possibly in the event that I win a title or something I will do that. For the time being, this is the thing that TAG Heuer needs and what I truly like. The combination of red on dark was an individual solicitation from me, so I am happy they had the option to do it how I would have preferred it. I actually recall the watch I got after my first success, as a blessing. I needed to get a few components of that watch into this new one actually.

Some proficient competitors wear their watches in the field, in spite of the additional weight. I understand you don’t wear yours. What’s your interpretation of that? Is there an explanation for it?

It’s fine by me, however I don’t do that. In Formula 1, everything is so close and is so down to the grams truly, that I would be moronic to add weight to the vehicle. So no, I won’t be wearing a watch during the race, as it will back us off. Every single piece checks.

Some words on dashing, as the season is attracting to a nearby. What are your assumptions for the last race of the period and getting ready for the 2019 title with Honda?

Well, same as usual. I’m near Bottas now so I actually need to battle for the most ideal outcome. Climbing a stage in the title is significant, so I am seeing it like some other Grand Prix. From that point onward, I actually have about seven days of commitments to do, and then I will be off for some time. I will invest energy with my family, which feels like an occasion for me. At that point in January, we will start planning for the new season, however the group is as of now pushing hard building up the suspension and Honda preparing the motor. As far as I might be concerned, it begins some place in January.


The new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2018 gets a wristband, supplanting the elastic lash utilized in earlier years. The 43mm wide steel case is coordinated with a tempered steel and dark fired wristband. Focused on a more youthful group, which isn’t really centered around mechanical watches, the watch is fitted with a quartz chronograph movement.

The dark dial is likewise a takeoff from the blue ones preceding it yet adds somewhat more energy to it. The dark is stood out from splendid red subtleties like the tachymeter digits on the bezel, the enormous “33” in the sub-counter at 6 o’clock and the hands (counting the chronograph hands. To polish off the dial, there is a red, white and blue dashing style stripe on the right-hand side of the dial, from 1 to 5 o’clock. The shut caseback is engraved with “Aston Martin RedBull Racing”, a completion banner, the TAG Heuer logo and obviously, the watch’s details.

TAG Heuer will offer the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Max Verstappen Special Edition 2018 of every 1,300 pieces at a retail cost of EUR 1,950. For more data: TagHeuer.com .