Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 23rd, 2021: Max Verstappen’s second season win and his first at the Monaco circuit marks an exciting closing to a successful weekend for the Red Bull Racing Honda Team as well as for the longstanding partner of racing in the Principality, TAG Heuer.
Just two days after being presented with a one-of-a-kind TAG Heuer Monaco timepiece, especially designed and engraved with personalized markings, Max Verstappen wins the 78th Monaco Grand Prix in the Principality after a dominant performance ahead of Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris on the podium.
As a result of this incredible result, Max Verstappen takes the lead in the 2021 Formula 1 Driver Standings for the first time in his career. As Official Watch of the Monaco Grand Prix since 2011, TAG Heuer was honoured to be back in Monaco to celebrate the legendary race and highlight of the Formula 1 season.
“We would like to congratulate Max Verstappen and the Red Bull Racing Honda Team for this historic Grand Prix win. He put the challenging winding city circuit to the test and definitely did not ‘Crack under pressure’”, said Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “We are especially delighted that our newest and personalised Monaco Titan seemed to have brought him luck and I hope it continues to do so on Max’s and the team’s quest for the world championship title.”
TAG Heuer and motor racing at its best
With celebratory events throughout the legendary F1 weekend and the unveiling of its new Special Edition timepiece, TAG Heuer reaffirms once again its longstanding friendship with Monaco and the Formula 1 Grand Prix – as well as the Red Bull Racing Honda Team of which TAG Heuer has been a partner since 2016.
The iconic square-shaped chronograph, created in 1969, named after the glamourous race and brought to the big screen by Steve McQueen in his 1971 movie Le Mans, symbolizes the brand’s love for speed and its deeply-rooted racing spirit. In this new special edition revealed this weekend, the case was reimagined in ultra-lightweight and robust titanium with a striking silver dial and black sub counters, on a novel anthracite leather strap with a texture recalling the grooves of race car tires.
About TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer, founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, is a luxury watch brand that is part of LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group. Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and with four production sites, TAG Heuer has 1470 employees and is active in 139 countries. TAG Heuer products are available online on www.tagheuer. com for select countries and in 160 boutiques and 3,000 points of sale worldwide. The company is headed up by Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.
For 160 years, TAG Heuer has demonstrated pure avant-garde watchmaking spirit and a commitment to innovation with revolutionary technologies that have included the oscillating pinion for mechanical stopwatches in 1887, the Mikrograph in 1916, the first automatic-winding chronograph movement – Calibre 11 – in 1969 and the first luxury smartwatch in 2015. Today, the brand’s core collection consists of three iconic families designed by Jack Heuer – TAG Heuer Carrera, Monaco and Autavia – and is rounded out with the contemporary Link, Aquaracer, Formula 1 and Connected lines.
Capturing TAG Heuer’s motto, “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”, are prominent partnerships and brand ambassadors that express the brand’s passion for action and high performance.