Today marked the 100th running of the Indy 500– an American institution that happens every year on Memorial Day weekend. Alexander Rossi, considered a rookie, managed to win the race by conserving fuel to use at the end – basically finishing on fumes (while Munoz had to hit the pits for fuel with four laps to go). The win in this centennial race is for Andretti Herta Autosport.
Another exciting Indy 500 comes to a close. This is an incredible weekend of pride and power, of precision and perfection and of speed, roaring engines and split-second timing. For it all, TAG Heuer is there. The brand has a long association with auto racing and has been the Official Timekeeper of the Indy 500 for years.
Not only does the brand have key auto racing ambassadors on board (including Patrick Dempsey), but also the brand builds superb Formula 1 timepieces to honor the sport. Easily among the more coveted Formula 1 pieces is the Chronograph 42mm watch, crafted in steel and offering a tachymeter bezel for measuring speeds. The chronograph measures to 1/10th of a second and is powered by a sophisticated Swiss quartz movement.
For those who prefer a mechanical timepiece, fear not: TAG Heuer offers the Formula 1 Automatic powered by the brand’s in-house-made Caliber 16. The Formula 1 watches offer design features that match the bold beauty of the sleek automobiles for which they are named, and embrace the same precision and timing as the sport. I’ve been a car lover since I was a young teenager. And the Indy 500 – for those who love cars – is the place to be this weekend if you can.