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Perfect Timepieces For A Day At Silverstone

By Amanda Evans | 4 minute read

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During the month of July, the thrills, and spills of racing at Silverstone return with the infamous Formula 1 Grand Prix. Home of the British Grand Prix since 1948, Silverstone has hosted over 70 years of exhilarating motor racing highs and lows which have shaped this thrilling circuit into the memorable and exciting host of the British Grand Prix, that it is today.

There is no doubt that the Formula 1 British Grand Prix is firmly fixed on the calendars of racing enthusiasts, motor sports afficionados and anyone who embraces the electrifying atmosphere that this genre of event generates.

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With timekeeping being of the utmost relevance to motorsports, amongst other sporting events, luxury watch brands have jumped on board with watch designs that mirror the motor sports industry and the mechanics and materials that make it such an immersive experience. With excellence and precision being at the forefront of racing and the craftsmanship of luxury timepieces, it is no wonder that luxury watch brands vie for pole position with sponsorship deals and brand ambassadors throughout the history of Formula 1. Whether you’re celebrating the British Grand Prix at home, or you’re lucky enough to be trackside at Silverstone, discover your ideal partner in time for this gripping event.

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 43mm Mens Watch Limited Edition

Product code: 17381976

Ideal for the sporty and fast-moving individual

This 43mm 3 hands watch has an eye-popping orange textured dial with a date at 3 o’clock and markers and hands filled with Super-Luminova® to ensure fearless legibility. The robust black ceramic bezel with its 60-minute scale and notched edges ensures grip whether wearing racing gloves or constantly on the move. Shock and water resistant to 200 metres and presented on a matching black and orange nylon strap with grey highlights.

The highlights for us…

We love how TAG Heuer has incorporated colours, textures and materials that mirror those of motor racing.

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition 2021

Product code: 17381986

For those seeking the perfect combination of sport and style

This 43mm special edition chronograph was conceived in close collaboration with Red Bull Racing team. Reflecting the rich colour palette found on the 2020 Red Bull Racing RB16B car and engraved with the Red Bull team logo on the steel caseback, it exudes Formula 1. With a racing car cockpit inspired dial and precision quartz powering the movement, you have full chronograph power at your fingertips

The highlights for us…

We love how TAG Heuer have collaborated with the Red Bull Racing team to create a stylish sports watch for all occasions.

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Breitling Chronomat B01 42 Bentley

Product code: 17531833

An excellent choice for sophisticated motor racing connoisseurs

The Chronomat Bentley celebrates Breitling’s long-lasting partnership with the brand with its striking green dial. The 42mm case with its iconic bezel and four rider tabs is presented on the signature “Rouleaux” bracelet. Powered by Breitling’s Manufacture Caliber 01 and water resistant to 200 metres, this COSC-certified chronometer is a force to be reckoned with.

The highlights for us…

Breitling’s use of the infamous ‘racing green’ is a winner for us and is a perfect reflection of this luxury watch brand’s partnership with Bentley.

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Bremont ALT-1 43mm Mens Watch

Product code: 17190233

Perfectly suited to those who embrace a marriage of British icons and precision engineering

As the Official Timing Partner to Williams Racing, the ALT1-WT Blue is worn by the Williams Racing team – a partnership of two iconic British brands creating a legacy of pioneering spirits. With a striking blue dial with etched globe, the superb global timer watch features all 24 time zones, a Trip-Tick case and Roto-click bezel.

The highlights for us…

The best of British of course! How could we not appreciate the value of British icons combining their expertise.

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GIRARD-PERREGAUX Laureato Chronograph

Product code: 17250289

For those seeking refined craftsmanship

The collaboration between Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin was born from a shared passion to redefine beauty and reinvent today’s heritage for the afficionados of tomorrow. The Laureato Chronograph is a gem of sporty elegance with sleek lines and integrated 42mm steel case and bracelet. It has an octagonal identity with unique and finely engraved hobnail lines of Clous de Paris on the silver dial, which present a striking contrast against the three black sub-dials. Exceptionally radiant whilst remaining robust, The Laureato Chronograph is a precious timepiece with natural charm.

The highlights for us…

The sleek lines of the Laureato Chronograph contribute to its beauty and elegance.

Discover more Silverstone inspiration here at Watches of Switzerland.

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