WATCHES: FOR­MULA 1 DRIV­ERS

Evo India - - BRIEFING - WORDS by AFZAL RAWUTHER

IWC In­ge­nieur Chrono­graph Edi­tion

Lewis Hamil­ton

Price: `28.78 lakh From: ethoswatches.com

With Lewis Hamil­ton sport­ing their range, IWC time­pieces like the IWC In­ge­nieur Chrono­graph Edi­tion ‘Lewis Hamil­ton', the IWC Schaffhausen Pilot World Timer and the limited edi­tion Big Pilot have had a huge number of eye­balls on them. Most re­cently, Hamil­ton was spot­ted wear­ing

the lat­est IWC Da Vinci Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Chrono­graph too. With a fan fol­low­ing as much

as Lewis does, IWC is in safe hands.

Tag Heuer Max Ver­stap­pen Spe­cial

Edi­tion

Price: `1.24 lakh* From: he­lioswatch­store.com

The young For­mula One hero de­serves to have a spe­cial edi­tion named af­ter him, doesn't he? With a lively orange colour calf leather strap it com­ple­ments the young Dutch­man very well. The 43mm stain­less steel watch has a blue alu­minium bezel and a lot of orange ac­cents. The first 18 sec­ond mark­ers are in Orange and that is not purely for aes­thet­ics. It sig­ni­fies the fact that Max won his first Grand Prix when he was 18 and be­came the youngest Grand Prix win­ner of all

time in the process.

Hublot Big Bang Unico

King Gold

Price: `29.12 lakh From: ethoswatches.com

Se­bas­tian Vet­tel is par­tic­u­larly fond of the Hublot Big Bang Unico col­lec­tion. He has pre­vi­ously worn a White Ceramic and King Gold watch from the col­lec­tion. The watch is painstak­ingly as­sem­bled by hand. The dial of the Fer­rari Unico has Ara­bic nu­mer­als with a chrono­graph counter at three o'clock and Fer­rari's pranc­ing horse logo is at nine o'clock. Maybe the watch will bring him the luck this year.

Hublot Big Bang Fer­rari Ceramic

Car­bon

Price: `19.36 lakh* From: jo­mashop.com

The ‘Ice­man' as he is pop­u­larly known wears a Hublot as the watch­maker is Scud­e­ria Fer­rari's ti­tle watch spon­sor. His per­sonal favourite is a Hublot Big Bang Fer­rari Ceramic Car­bon; a limited edi­tion chrono­graph. The watch is com­pletely made of car­bon­fi­bre and its dial is framed by six black plat­inum PVD screws and it stands out due to bold yel­low bits in an oth­er­wise grey back­ground. The watch comes with a mas­sive 72-hour power re­serve and is the perfect fit for

some­one as cool as Raikko­nen.

Tag Heuer Car­rera Cal­iber

Heuer 01

Price: Avail­able on re­quest From: ethoswatches.com

Daniel Ric­cia­rdo has been sport­ing some of Tag Heuer's best time­pieces, in­clud­ing the Tag Heuer Car­rera Cal­i­bre 17 Au­to­matic Chrono­graph. Daniel's watch of choice is the Car­rera Heuer 01 Au­to­matic Chrono­graph. It is housed in a 45mm

case, with a skele­tonised dial and strik­ing red high­lights. The tachymeter is set on a fixed black ceramic bezel. You thought Dan is all heart but

then he sur­prises you with his choices.

Richard Mille RM-50 03

Mclaren F1

Price: `6.5 crore* From: richard­mille.com

A driver of Alonso's cal­iber also has to have some­thing equally in­cred­i­ble on his wrist. Pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mclaren, the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 time­piece is a tech­ni­cal mas­ter­piece with off-the-chart

me­chan­i­cal per­for­mance. The watch uses high tech ma­te­ri­als like graphene and is truly

elab­o­rate not just in de­sign but also in its me­chan­i­cals. The chunky rec­tan­gu­lar dial is be­set by a strik­ing red strap. And guess what, it

weighs 40gm only!

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