Clearly there are some perks to being the official timekeeper of a major football team.
The latest example is the Manchester United edition of the TAG Heuer‘s Carrera Heuer 01 and Formula 1 watches. Created to mark Manchester United’s tour of the United States as well as their upcoming English Premiere League season, the watches will pair the Swiss watchmaker’s avant-garde design with the club’s signature colours.
Naturally the red and anthracite grey watches will also be worn by players in the 2018 – 2019 season.
So what’s in the box?
The special edition TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 will come as a 43mm stainless steel piece which houses the proven Calibre Heuer 01 Automatic movement. This movement affords hours, minutes and seconds functions alongside a date window at the 3 o’clock mark. There’s also three additional rhodium-plated chrono counters at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock – the latter of which wears the club’s logo.
Flip the watch around and you’ll be able to peer into the mechanism thanks to a sapphire caseback. The sporty and masculine aesthetic is polished off with a rubber strap that sports the club’s iconic signature colour. It also affords 100 metres of water resistance.
The second model to join the line-up is the TAG Heuer Formula 1 chronograph. It’s more accessible than the Heuer 01 thanks to its full steel construction of the 43mm case and a quartz chronograph movement. The watch affords hours, minutes and seconds functions alongside a date window at the 4 o’clock mark. The dial meanwhile is finished in opaline anthracite which is contrasted against red indexes and an oversized ’12’ in Arabic numeral at the midday mark.
There are also three chrono counters on this piece which makes this model one of the best value watches in the TAG Heuer range. The watch is paired to a black rubber strap to echo its true sport aesthetic.