The Best Racing Watches – With These Time Pieces You Can Time Any Lap

When you are looking for a watch which you can take to the race track to keep an eye on your lap times, you think of a Chronograph. But what are the best watches you can take to the race paddock?

Set your timer and read on to find out.

17-19 mei 2019 Jumbo Racedagen Circuit Zandvoort. Foto Chris Schotanus

Tag Heuer Monaco

Being the Oracle Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team sponsor, Tag Heuer provides
the public with a great watch.

The Tag Heuer Monaco was born in 1969. It became a very popular model after Steve McQueen wore one in the movie “Le Mans”.

Tag Heuer Monaco (CAW211P.FC6356) by Tag Heuer

The watch features a sleek design with a 39mm stainless steel case. The square designed case is indistinguishable and catches everyone their eye. We find a house-made automatic movement inside the case with an 80-hour power reserve. On the dial, we find a chronograph function with a date at the six-hour mark. This is a feature a racing watch should always have.

The Tag Heuer Monaco is one of the most eye-catching watches you can take with you to the race paddock.

Omega Speedmaster

The Omega Speedmaster does not need an introduction. Everyone will recognize this watch from far away and knows it from the moon landing. I will tell you that the Speedmaster is also a killer to have with you on the track.

The Speedmaster comes in so many variations that there is one for everyone. From the 39mm Reduced models to the 44mm Professional. Dials cover every colour you could wish. There is an infinite amount to pick from for the strap cause every strap or bracelet looks glorious on the Omega Speedmaster.

Omega Speedmaster Micheal Schumacher

Omega even made a special tribute to former Formula 1 driver Micheal Schumacher. The Omega Speedmaster Racing – Micheal Schumacher was a 39mm sized Speedmaster known for its dial colours; red, yellow, and blue were the most popular models. Although this version of the Speedmaster also came with a white or black dial.

Whether you go for a Speedmaster Racing or Speedmaster Professional. The watch is a great pick to take with you on the track. Every Speedmaster comes with a chronograph function so you can keep track of any lap that was driven.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph

IWC is another sponsor in the Formula 1 scene. Being the sponsor for the Mercedes AMG-Petronas Formula 1 team, they know what a real racing watch is.

They show that with the IWC Pilot’s Watch 41 Edition made in tribute to the Mercedes AMG-Petronas Formula 1 team. The watch features a 41mm titanium case where we find an IWC-made automatic movement with a 46-hour power reserve. For the IWC went for a “Mercedes Green” colour which we know from their Formula 1 cars. This colour is also used on the dial for the hour and minute markers. The watch comes with a chronograph and a day-date function.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition by IWC

Although IWC made one specific watch in tribute to Formula 1. Every IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph can be taken to the track. There are plenty of other variations of this piece that can be found.

Rolex Daytona

The slogan from Rolex for their Daytona models is “Born to race”. And that is true. The Daytona is a watch born to be worn at the race track.

First introduced in 1963 to fulfil all the demands of professional racing drivers. It became an iconic watch, not only in the race scene but also worldwide. The Rolex Daytona stays a classic more than 50 years after its introduction.

The watch is 40mm in size and features an in-house automatic movement from Rolex. You can get the Daytona in metals like stainless steel, gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum.

Rolex Daytona (116520)

All the watches feature an essential but really iconic chronograph. The regular ticking seconds on the three-hour mark and the chronograph seconds hand being positioned as the big second hand. The minute timer is on the nine-hour spot and the hour timer is on the six-hour mark.

The Rolex Daytona is a watch for the true race fan. With its heritage, the watch was really made to be worn on the track.


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