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INDY 500 TAG Heuer’s longtime association with the world of motorsport ties back not only to the watches worn by some of the sport’s most recognizable drivers, but also to the trackside timing systems that Heuer innovated to move racing forward as electronic systems were first entering the sport. To this date, TAG Heuer deploys transponders, messengers, photo-finish cameras, wireless data systems and matrix displays to tracks and motorsport competitions all over the world. Fittingly, as one of the most popular fine watchmaking brands in America, TAG Heuer is also the official timer of America’s most prestigious automotive contest, the Indianapolis 500, held each May at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As the only American racing leg of the prestigious Triple Crown of motorsport (the others being the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix), the Indy 500 is fittingly honored through a special edition TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph. Featuring a fine brushed stainless steel case and a bezel with a contrasting polished surface, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Indy 500 is powered by a Swiss-made quartz chrono graph movement capable of timing events to 1/10th of a second accuracy. 2016 | WRISTWATCH 47