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Max Verstappen Receives Customized $138,000 Tag Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Watch to Celebrate His Achievements

Vidit Dhawan

Max Verstappen Receives Customized $138,000 Tag Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Watch to Celebrate His Achievements

Max Verstappen has recently received a customized $138,000 Tag Heuer Monaco split-second watch. The Swiss brand gifted the Dutchman this watch to celebrate his accomplishments in motorsports. Prior to Verstappen, Tag Heuer have made custom-made watches for several F1 legends previously. They include the likes of Manuel Fangio and Ayrton Senna.

The watch Verstappen received is absolutely stunning as it contains several elements, all of which summarize his achievements since he got into F1. For example, Verstappen’s timepiece has the words – “World Champion – Max Verstappen” – engraved on the case back.

Additionally, his iconic lion head logo and his name are mentioned at 3’o clock. Meanwhile, at 1’0 clock, Verstappen’s car number, 1, is mentioned in bold red.

Last but not least, his three world championship victories are mentioned at 9’0 clock. Since Red Bull has been associated with Tag Heuer since the 2016 season, Verstappen can hope to have many more such partnerships with the Swiss brand if he continues to perform at a high level.

However, it is pertinent to note that Verstappen is not the only driver who has a custom-made watch. The likes of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc also have custom-made watches for them.

F1 drivers often flaunt watches of their team’s official timekeepers

Charles Leclerc, for example, has had a collaboration with Richard Mille for the longest of times. The Swiss watch brand made the RM UP-01 Ferrari for Leclerc, their thinnest timepiece. The size of this watch is just 1.75mm.

Only 150 of these watches have been made and they cost $2 million each. Leclerc’s Ferrari teammate, Carlos Sainz, also owns the same watch.

Among the other drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have had a partnership with IWC. According to Robb Report, Hamilton worked closely with IWC to make the IWC Portugieser Tourbillon.

This custom-made watch of his has his name and his car number 44. Since this watch was made in close collaboration with Hamilton, IWC decided to produce only 44. This watch costs $175,000.

Post Edited By:Somin Bhattacharjee

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Vidit Dhawan

Vidit Dhawan


Vidit Dhawan is the F1 writer and Editor at The SportsRush. He fell in love with the sport at first sight when F1 visited India in 2011. The noise and the racing action from lights out and away we go to the chequered flag are what keeps him at the edge of his seat at all times. Vidit has been a lifelong Fernando Alonso fan and sees Charles Leclerc as the future of the sport. Other than F1, he also follows football and tennis closely.

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