Verstappen has been wearing a 'lucky watch' since Monaco win with amazing strap inspired by grooves of a tyre worth £6kDecember 13, 2021
MAX VERSTAPPEN has been wearing an incredible 'lucky watch' ever since his victorious Monaco Grand Prix in which he first took the championship lead.
The stunning watch was gifted to the new F1 world champion ahead of the race in Monte Carlo earlier this year.
Verstappen went on to win that race – his first Monaco win – and the Dutchman is said to have been 'inseparable' from the timepiece ever since.
It certainly seemed to bring him luck on Sunday, with the Red Bull superstar clinching his first ever world title after overtaking rival Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The watch in question is The TAG Heuer Monaco Titan Special Edition.
Originally created in 1969, the watch was worn by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans.
Incredibly, one of the versions the legendary actor wore in that movie sold at auction for over $2million.
Verstappen's version has a titanium case while the chronograph is ultra-light and incredibly strong.
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As a finishing touch, the texture of the leather strap is inspired by the grooves in race tyres.
The watch, which has black subdials, retails for £6,550.
Frédéric Arnault, TAG Heuer CEO, said: "We are also delighted that the TAG Heuer Monaco we presented to Max a few months ago is continuing to bring him good luck, and that this ‘lucky charm’ has helped him to overall victory in the championship fight.”
Verstappen was confirmed as champion last night despite Mercedes protesting the race result after a controversial finish to the race.
Despite the agonising loss, Hamilton showed his class be shaking Verstappen's hand at the end of the race, although the Brit driver needed to be consoled by his father.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner celebrated Verstappen's victory with wife and Spice Girl Geri Horner.
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