McLaren and TAG Heuer are celebrating their 26-year long partnership as well as the 20th anniversary of the original McLaren F1 with the launch of the limited edition TAG Heuer MP4-12C Chronograph Watch. Taking inspiration from the upcoming McLaren MP4-12Csupercar, the watch boasts a matching color scheme and is built from exotic materials such as carbon fiber.
The watch’s movement is visible through sapphire inserts on the dial, revealing the engine behind the watch face. Of particular use to pilots and track drivers, the Flyback function allows the chronograph to be reset to zero, and immediately restarted by pressing only once on the push button. A specific instrument used in motor sports, the tachymeter, indicates what distance is travelled, and the chronograph records the time intervals between two locations.
Other features for the MP4-12C chronograph include a Titanium case that minimizes weight, an Alcantara leather strap inspired by the 12C’s interior materials, orange super luminescent markers on the hands, and orange stitching on the bracelet.
The TAG Heuer MP4-12C Chronograph will be produced as a limited edition of 1,000 pieces and will be exclusively available for purchase through McLaren later in 2011. No information about the price had been given, but we are sure it won’t come cheap.