TAG Heuer has set its sights on a unique Formula 1 automatic chronograph variant with lively red accents. The new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Replica is a bold and sporty tribute to Ayrton Senna’s enduring legacy, inspired by the life and career of the Brazilian racing driver.
The stainless steel case of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition is a bold 44mm wide and follows the same lines as the rest of the modern Formula 1 collection. Inspired by the classic Autavia models of the 70s, this muscular case offers a continuous curve from lug tip to lug tip, polished flat case sides and short, wedge-shaped lugs.
The heavy-duty gear-toothed tachymeter bezel is a staple of the Formula 1 collection, and TAG Heuer crowns this familiar element with a unique radial brushed black ceramic insert. Cheap Tag Heuer Replica has added extra red on the crown and chronograph pusher at 2 o’clock, combining these elements with the Senna logo in the image, adding visual cohesion to the overall design.
On the back, the brand features Ayrton Senna’s detailed caseback engraving on its iconic racing helmet. Like the rest of the modern Formula 1 collection, the High Quality Formula 1 Senna Special Replica offers an impressively strong water resistance, with TAG Heuer rating the watch to 200 meters.
The dial of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Edition, although not significantly removed from the standard automatic Formula 1 chronograph, is graphically very clean and balanced. The main dial surface features a moody graphite grey sunburst finish, paired with a set of applied rhodium-plated wedge-shaped hour-markers and tapered baton hands, shared with the rest of the Formula 1 collection.
TAG Heuer Replica Watches China has opted for a low-contrast look with the subdials of the Formula 1 Senna Special Edition, presenting all three recessed surfaces in a classic black sky blue finish. This grey-black colourway makes the red hue of the dial stand out in the image, and the brand has significantly enhanced this dial design through the thoughtful application of this colour.
Each of the three sub-dials uses this red highlight hue in a different way, giving the dial greater visual depth and complexity. The High Quality Tag Heuer Replica subdial at 6 o’clock offers the richest use of colour, with the distinctive Senna logo surrounded by a slightly wider outer contrasting ring.
Other touches such as the red outline triangle marker on the cerulean outer seconds ring and the slender red bezel surrounding the date window at 3 o’clock help visually tie the various elements of the image together. As for the date window itself, while the non-dial-matching date window is generally divided among enthusiasts, this white highlight helps visually balance the three sub-dials.
The Valjoux 7750-based Calibre 16 automatic chronograph movement in the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna 1:1 Replica Watch is a common sight in the brand’s lineup and is the backbone of many of its more affordable timekeeping offerings. Like its 7750 predecessor, the Calibre 16’s massive proportions make it a controversial powerplant in some enthusiast circles, but it’s still a solid performer, with a 42-hour power reserve and a 28,800 bph beat rate.