Today’s model is Max Verstappen’s high quality fake TAG Heuer. He’s only gone and bloody done it! On the last lap of the last race of the 2021 Formula One World Championship, Max Verstappen crossed the line in first place, not only winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but also his maiden Driver’s Championship.
It’s been a long time coming for the feisty Dutchman. Seven years in the sport and a lifetime of hard work, high emotions and intense training has finally paid off for the 24-year-old. That Verstappen managed to beat rival Lewis Hamilton – seven-time World Champion and arguably the Greatest Of All Time – is testament to his skill as a driver. That the race came right down to the wire is incredibly fitting, too.
Speaking of fitting things, Verstappen was wearing perhaps the most perfect watch an F1 driver can hope to wear when one’s lifting a gold trophy: a cheap fake TAG Heuer Monaco CA. Specifically, Verstappen was wearing his limited-edition Monaco Titan (ref. CAW218B.FC6496) – a high-performance variant of the famous watch that’s perfect for such a high-performance guy.
First introduced in 1969 and named after the legendary Monaco Grand Prix, the best 1:1 replica TAG Heuer Monaco is easily one of the most distinctive watches on the planet thanks to its chunky, square case and chronograph subdials. It’s also famous as the copy watch worn by Steve McQueen in the iconic 1971 motorsports film Le Mans.
Verstappen’s Monaco Titan, as the name implies, features a unique titanium case, silver sunburst dial and retro ‘Heuer’ logo, as well as a crown mounted on the left-hand side (like vintage fake watches for sale). It was actually given to Max as a gift after his win at the AAA replica TAG Heuer Monaco Grand Prix this year, and he’s gone on to wear it at every podium ceremony since. Guess it’s a bit of a good luck charm.