On September 29, 1968, the Ford GT40 orange and blue colors Gulf oil rose for the first time with victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fifty years later TAG Heuer, a Gulf partner, attended the 2018 edition of the celebrated race to commemorate this milestone with the presentation of the special edition of the Gulf TAG Heuer Formula 1.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 is the automotive watch par excellence, synonymous with performance and speed. This quartz chronograph, made entirely of steel and with a diameter of 43 mm, It features a notched steel bezel and an aluminum ring with a tachymeter scale. On the dial, a blue band and an orange band evoke the origins of the model. The caseback is engraved with the Gulf logo.
The precision of tenths of a second of the movement, an essential element in a motor racing watch, is indicated on the small counter at 6 o'clock, while the minute counter at 9 o'clock and the normal seconds counter at 3 o'clock. This model is presented with an extraordinary blue leather strap with orange stitching, for a sporty yet elegant look.
Likewise, a Limited special edition of 50 copies of the Monaco Gulf. The watch, fitted with the prestigious 39mm square case and petrol blue dial, takes up the distinctive Gulf colors: blue and orange. The back of the watch features the Gulf anniversary emblem as well as the part number XX / 50.