With his unique record, Fangio fully deserved a homage from the most sportive of watchmaking brands. The result is this precise and solid chronograph.

On 4 August 1957, Juan Manuel Fangio won his 5th Formula 1 world championship on the Nürburgring track in Germany. Since the history of TAG Heuer and of the famous motor racing competition are closely linked, the brand wished to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the event that definitively made the driver a legend with a new limited edition. The Formula 1 Fangio stands out through the presence on the dial of a stripe in the colours of Argentina, the Maestro’s native land, and on the caseback with his signature and the watch number. Otherwise, we can see all the features of the chronographs in the collection with the sub-dials in tricompax position and a date counter at 4 o’clock. The design is rounded off by the rhodied and faceted hour and minute hands, which are coated with white Super-LumiNova®.

tag heuer formula1 fangio closeup with caseback

A highly precise quartz movement drives the chronograph functions. Short time is measured in traditional fashion with the help of brushed steel monopushers. The results are displayed in minute and hour sub-dials located at 9 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The central second hand shows the times down to 1/10th of a second.

While this men’s sports watch is very precise, the Formula 1 Fangio is also robust with a 43mm-wide case made of polished steel, and watertight down to 200 metres. The 900 pieces in this limited edition are worn with a matching strap, also made of polished steel and equipped with a folding clasp.

Price: €1,350 tagheuer.com

By Dan Diaconu

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