This weekend, the event that gives another meaning to the famous phrase "I feel the need for speed" will be held. This time we are not talking about Top Gun, but rather one of the most fascinating and fastest races that take place in the UK: the F1 British Grand Prix.
The 5.891-kilometre Silverstone Circuit adds to the thrill of the chase as the drivers battle it out creating a world-class sporting experience. If you love the world of racing as much as we do, you’ll know that the F1 drivers call the track "insanely fast”. However, preparing for this event is not easy as time is a determining factor. As Silverstone fast approaches, we look at the turbo-charged obsession with watches that some F1 racers rely on at any time.
Team Aston Martin
The British car manufacturer was the first company to participate in Formula One during the 1959 season where they debuted the DBR4 chassis using their own engine. Starting the deal in 2021, Girard-Perregaux chose to sponsor Aston Martin introducing the Laureato Chronograph Aston Martin Edition. Since then, we have seen them used countless times on the wrist of Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll.
Team McLaren Surrey based motor racing team that gives something to talk about is Team McLaren. They are best known as a Formula One constructor, as well as being the second oldest active team and the second most successful Formula One team. The team have won a total of 183 races, 12 Drivers' Championships and 8 Constructors' Championships. There's no question why this team prefers to use Richard Mille's watches, as they are also known to be "a racing machine on the wrist".
Being one of the most influential teams in the field, Sir Lewis Hamilton is a key part of the Mercedes team. He has won a joint record of seven World Drivers' Championship titles and holds the records for the most wins (103), pole positions (103), and podium finishes (184), among others. Within his extensive watch collection, the Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition highlights as he wore it on his historic race milestone.
Without a doubt, each race inspires us to continue creating pieces that take care of each of the details of these watches while highlighting their unique design. If you are also a watch and race connoisseur, these are the accessories that we suggest.
The favourite of many, our Wheel Watch Winder is designed to hold and rotate your most unique piece. In the shape of a wheel, with matt black and silver tones, that special watch from your collection will be behind a magnifying glass hatch, with a leather-covered clip to mount the watch on. It is an exquisite display piece for your home display cabinet.
On the other hand, if you are looking to give your entire watch collection unique care but also be able to transport it every time you travel, Heritage Ten Watch Box is for you. This solid wood, handcrafted ten-watch collector box has a striking veneer finish with adjustable cushions to fit large and smaller watches.
Finally, if you are just starting to build your collection and what you are looking for is a modern accessory that takes care of your piece, EVO is for you. This luxury watch winder was developed in a range of sleek, high gloss colours and designed to be collected together. The EVO cube is precision-crafted from wood and applied with eight layers of lacquer. If you're still not sure how to use Winder specs, check out this article here.