The Formula 1 collection was designed for a high speed life on or off the racetrack. A key member of the Formula 1 family, the TAG Heuer Calibre 5 is one of the industry’s most well-known automatic watch movements. It’s traditionally based on either an ETA calibre 2824-2 or Sellita calibre SW200-1, with both being known for their minimalism.
Formula 1 Features
Case - Though the Formula 1’s colourful cases made its name, today the cases seen in the collection are more muted and mature. Its trademark bumpers have developed into a more polished and seamless design, making the watch more sophisticated than sporty.
Dial - Since the 1990s the Formula 1 dial has featured a minute scale on its outer-edge, to help easily time events. Motorsport enthusiasts should opt for models with sub-dials which closely mimic the cockpit of a race car.
Bezel - Since its inception the Formula 1 has featured a unidirectional bezel with a tachymeter scale but as the market changed so did the bezel’s design. From plastic to titanium-carbide coated steel, and from painted numbers to fine-brushed numbers.