Formula 1 fever is right around the corner and Tag Heuer is flagging off the start of the race season by becoming the official timekeeper for the F1 Red Bull Racing Team, a milestone etched in glorious lettering upon the race team's 2016 car: The Red Bull Racing — Tag Heuer RB12. A first for any watch manufacture to ink their name in the official title of an F1 team, the Swiss maison takes it up a notch by launching a limited-edition timepiece to celebrate this honour, unveiling the Formula 1 Tag Heuer Red Bull Racing Team wristwatch that bears the team's colours of midnight blue and red.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Team

Outfitted with a distinct aluminium tachymetre bezel in a blue-hued matte finish, this 43mm-sized timepiece is armed with a Ronda 5040D quartz chronograph to keep precise time for all race enthusiasts. Three white counters — a chronograph hour gauge at 6 o'clock, a chronograph minute counter at 9 o'clock and a 1/10 second indicator — cast a visual contrast on the blue dial. Encircled by red and blue minute indexes, this collaboration exclusive also boasts a date window at the 4 o'clock mark. A race watch through and through, the Formula 1 Tag Heuer Red Bull Racing Team timepiece bears the engraving of the symbolic chequered flag, as well as the logo of the F1 Red Bull team.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Team

Available in a steel bracelet and a sportier textile strap variation inspired by the seat belts of racing cars — dyed (obviously) in the official colours of blue with red stitching — Tag Heuer once again pushes limitations and conventionality in their new alliance with Red Bull Racing Team.

The limited edition Tag Heuer Red Bull Racing Team is available at Tag Heuer boutiques.