Formula 1 Watches


Words: Gisbert L. Brunner
Photo: Charles Coates/Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool

In the glamorous, hi-tech world of formula one, the difference between success and failure is measured in hundredths of a second. Little wonder, then, that F1 has forged links with the makers of cutting-edge timepieces… 


  • 2016 Austrian Grand prix
  • Watch: Tag Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Edition

Official F1 timekeeper from 1992 to 2002, Tag Heuer partners the Red Bull Racing team. This stainless-steel chronograph, accurate to a 10th of a second, celebrates the relationship.

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Jolyon Palmer

Jolyon Palmer, Renault

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  • Renault R.S.16
  • 2016 German grand prix
  • Watch: Bell & Ross BR-X1 RS16 

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Made in partnership with the Renault Sport F1 team, this chronograph – a limited edition of 250 – has a 45mm case made from carbon fibre, rubber, titanium and ceramic.

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ValtTeri Bottas

ValtTeri Bottas

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  • Williams FW38 
  • 2016 Austrian grand prix
  • Watch: Oris Williams Chronograph Carbon Fibre Extreme 

This watch’s name is a reference to Oris’ long-standing partnership with the Williams F1 team. It has a patented durable carbon-fibre case and a self-winding movement.

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Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid

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  • Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid
  • 2016 austrian grand prix
  • Watch: IWC Ingenieur Chronograph W125

A striking piece of technology for the World Champion 2015, @lewishamilton. Discover more about the - iwcwatches

A striking piece of technology for the World Champion 2015, @lewishamilton. Discover more about the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition "Lewis Hamilton": link in bio

Limited to 750 pieces, this watch from IWC and partner Mercedes F1 pays homage to the Silver Arrows of the 1930s. The new, in-house 69370 self-winding calibre with column-wheel control sits in a 42mm titanium case.

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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel
  • Ferrari SF16-H 
  • F1 test, Barcelona 2016
  • Watch: Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Speciale Ceramic 

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Our latest #Hublot Big Bang #Ferrari Speciale Ceramic crafted in a 45 mm case. More: #watches

Hublot has teamed up with an iconic marque. You can see it in the red elements, yellow date display and horse motif on this chronograph, which has a ceramic case. 

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