Watches Of The 2022 Formula 1 Drivers


Wherever you see a formula 1 driver they always seem to wear a wristwatch.

But what kind of watches do the drivers of the 2022 season wear and is there a story behind those watches?

Read on to find out what each driver wears on his wrist.

I will split this post into teams and the two drivers of the teams.

Oracle RedBull Racing

Oracle RedBull Racing their team consists of defending world champion Max Verstappen coming from the Netherlands and his teammate Sergio Perez whose roots are in Mexico.

Max Verstappen seems to wear one typical watch every time we see him on the podium.

Tag Heuer is a sponsor of the RedBull Race team and Max wears a remarkable piece called the Tag Heuer Monaco.

After Max won in 2021 on the Monaco GrandPrix, Tag Heuer presented a limited edition called the Tag Heuer Monaco Titan which features a 39mm case with an automatic movement for $7.900,-.

Max Verstappen wearing the Tag Heuer Monaco Titan (CAW218B.FC6496)

It wouldn’t be a surprise to tell you that the teammate of Max, Sergio Perez also wears a Tag Heuer.

Sergio has not been seen with a Tag Heuer Monaco but, we can spot him wearing a Tag Heuer Formula 1 watch with a notable orange dial.

Being a bit bigger than Max his watch it’s 43mm with a quartz movement costing $1.550,-.

Sergio Perez wearing the Tag Heuer Formula 1 (WAZ101A.FC8305)

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team

In 2022 the Mercedes F1 team introduced a new member of the team, George Russell will join the 7 times world champion Lewis Hamilton on track.

Since IWC Schaffhausen started sponsoring the Mercedes F1 team in 2013 it’s been providing some cool pieces for its drivers.

One of those very cool looking pieces is the last watch Lewis Hamilton was wearing after a podium in Bahrain.

Here we can see Lewis wearing an IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Edition in the colour “Mojave Desert”.

This watch features an automatic movement inside a 46.5mm case with a rubber strap the watch costs $40.000,-.

Lewis Hamilton wearing the IWC Big Pilot (IW503004)

Before the 2022 season had started George Russell had been spotted wearing a Mercedes F1 approved watch.

In this picture, the driver wears an IWC Pilot’s Watch Top Gun in the colour “Ceratanium”.

This watch features an automatic movement inside a 44m case with a double chronograph function.

The watch its price is $16.100,-.

George Russell wearing the IWC Pilot’s Watch (IW371815)

Scuderia Ferrari

The big contestor of this season is the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team.

The drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz seem very strong in both their race game and their choice of watches.

One of the sponsors of the Ferrari team is Richard Mille, a fabulous watchmaker.

And that’s exactly what we can see on the wrists of our drivers, some stunning timepieces.

Charles Leclerc picked a Richard Mille RM 67-02 after winning the opening race in Bahrain this year.

The RM 67-02 is a prototype that was made for Leclerc.

The watch is quite big with its 47.25mm case and features an in-house automatic movement.

The watch was initially sold at auction for $2.226.134,-.

Charles Leclerc wearing the Richard Mille RM 67-02

Carlos Sainz can’t stay behind and you can see that.

The driver is wearing a Richard Mille RM35-01 Rafael Nadal version.

The 42mm case is made out of carbon fibre and features an in-house movement from RM.

The watch is worth around $475.000,-.

Carlos Sainz wearing the RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal Version

McLaren F1 Team

In my opinion, McLaren has the most iconic duo with Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris taking the seats of their cars.

McLaren decided to work with the watchmaker Richard Mille in 2016.

They suggest that it’s a perfectly balanced partnership: both brands share a passion for modern technology, cutting-edge design and precision engineering.

We can see that passion on Daniel Ricciardo his wrist.

The driver wears a Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph.

The 44.5 carbon fibre case with an in-house chronograph movement.

The watch is worth around $1.200.000,-.

Daniel Ricciardo wearing the Richard Mille RM 50-03

Lando Norris has a different taste for passion, the driver wears a Richard Mille RM 67-02 Automatic Extra Flat.

The watch features a 39mm case which is made out of carbon fibre the blue strap makes it look really good on the wrist.

This watch is worth around $400.000,-.

Lando Norris wearing a Richard Mille RM 67-02 Extra Flat

BWT Alpine F1 Team

This is the second year that the two times world champion Fernando Alonso will be racing next to Esteban Ocon.

They are a great duo on track and have a good taste in watches.

One of Alpine’s sponsors is the watchmaker Bell&Ross, known for making very durable military watches.

Tho Bell&Ross is the sponsor of Alpine, Fernando Alonso picks another watch, the Richard Mille RM 67-02 Fernando Alonso Edition.

This watch was made for the driver himself and is a stunning piece featuring a 47.25mm case in blue carbon with a yellow, red and blue dial.

The watch is worth around $150.000,-.

Fernando Alonso wearing a Richard Mille RM 67-02 Fernando Alonso

Esteban Ocon on the other hand goes for a Bell&Ross BR03-94 RS17.

This piece features a ceramic case that can withstand almost anything.

The 42mm case holds an automatic movement made by Bell&Ross.

The watch is limited to 500 pieces and costs around $6.000,-.

Esteban Ocon wearing a Bell&Ross BR03-94 RS17

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN

The team introduced two new drivers to their grid.

With ex Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and his rookie teammate Guanyu Zhou, this is the team I think will have a challenge setting themselves on the grid.

The go-to watchmaker for Alfa Romeo is Rebellion Timepieces.

Rebellion is a unique watchmaker, as they connect their watches to the racetrack.

We can spot Valtteri Bottas wearing one of their pieces.

Here we can see him wearing the Rebellion RE1 – 2.0, with the blue strap the watch has a very sporty look.

It features an automatic movement inside the 46mm case. Right now the watch sells at $29.000,-.

Valterri Bottas wearing the Rebellion RE1 – 2.0

Guanyu Zhou picks another great piece from Rebellion Timepieces.

The Rebellion Revolt – Skeletonized, the watch is also on a blue strap but features a manual movement inside a smaller 39mm case.

The watch sells for around $28.000,-.

Guanyu Zhou wearing a Rebellion Revolt – Skeletonized

Haas F1 Team

The Haas F1 team has brought back an amazing driver to the grid.

Next to Mick Schumacher, Kevin Magnussen will take a seat in their Formula 1 car.

Haas F1 works together with Cyrus, the company is quite new being founded in 2010.

Cyrus makes their watches all in-house and, provides the Haas F1 team with some good looking pieces.

Mich Schumacher picks the Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde in titanium.

Limited to just 50 pieces this watch features an in-house movement placed in a 42mm case made out of grade 5 titanium.

The watch is worth around $20.000,-.

Mick Schumacher wearing the Cyrus Klepcys GMT Retrograde Limited Edition

Kevin Magnussen wasn’t spotted this year with a watch.

The last time the driver was spotted with a watch on the F1 grid was in 2019 at Haas.

Here we can see the taste Magnussen has for watches, he is wearing a Richard Mille RM-055 Carbon.

The watch was limited to 50 pieces and is worth around $700.000,-.

Kevin Magnussen wearing a Richard Mille RM-055 Carbon

Scuderia AlphaTauri

The team of AlphaTauri consists of ex RedBull driver Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda who is driving his second season for the team.

The team works together with Casio, tho we can’t see that on the driver’s wrist straight away.

Pierre Gasly picks a notable Hublot Big Bang Unico King Gold.

The watch sits on a lime green strap which doesn’t originate from Hublot.

The watch features a 42mm gold case with an automatic movement made in-house by Hublot.

Right now it sells for just $39.000,-.

Pierre Gasly wearing a Hublot Big Bang Unico King Gold

The watch Yuki Tsunoda is wearing is a Casio Edifice EQB-1000AT-1AER which was designed together with AlphaTauri.

The watch features a 50mm case that can withstand water depths up to 100m.

The watch sells for $650,-.

Yuki Tsunoda wearing a Casio Edifice EQB-1000AT-1AER

Williams Racing

We have another ex RedBull driver on the grid this season.

Alexander Albon will take a seat at Williams Racing next to Nicholas Latifi.

Alex has raced for RedBull in 2020.

Williams Racing partnered up with Bremont. Bremont is a British luxury watch brand, which fits the British roots of the team.

Alex Albon didn’t receive anything from Bremont yet but we can see him here wearing something impressive.

The Tag Heuer Formula1 x RedBull Racing. This watch had been made in collaboration between the Redbull team and Tag Heuer.

The watch features a 42mm case with a quartz movement and is durable underwater till 200m deep.

It costs around $2.000,-.

Alexander Albon wearing a Tag Heuer Formula 1 x RedBull Racing

His teammate Nicholas Latifi did receive a piece from Bremont.

This timepiece is made in collaboration with the Williams Racing team.

It’s called the Bremont Big Pilot ALT1-WT and features an automatic movement inside a 43mm stainless steel case.

The watch can be bought for $5.700,-.

Nicholas Latifi wearing his Bremont Big Pilot ALT1-WT

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team

The Aston Martin F1 drivers are 4 times world champion Sebastian Vettel who is surprisingly also an ex RedBull driver.

He races next to Lance Stroll, the son of Lawrence Stroll who is the owner of the race team.

Aston Martin partnered with the watchmaker Girard-Perregaux, founded in 1791 it’s one of the oldest watchmakers in existence.

Sebastian Vettel picks a very cool piece from Girard-Perregaux.

Here we can see him wearing the Laureato Chronograph in 42mm inside the stainless steel case we find an automatic in-house movement.

The watch sells for $17.100,-.

Sebastian Vettel wearing a Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph 42mm

The other driver of Aston Martin, Lance Stroll picks another watch from Girard-Perregaux.

We can see him wearing the Neo Bridges Earth to Sky Edition.

With 45mm it’s bigger than Vettel his watch, it features an automatic in-house movement inside a black titanium case with a black leather strap.

A real “Batman” watch, that costs $30.000,-.

Lance Stroll wearing a Girard-Perregaux Neo Bridges Earth to Sky Edition

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