Top Watches Every Racing Fan Should Get


Sports fans will be happy to know that their favourite luxury watch brands have the perfect timepiece to accompany them to the racetrack.

At Banks Lyon, we stock racing watches from several brands that you can’t miss out on as a sports enthusiast who’s also passionate about timekeeping.

So, if you’re looking for a new piece for your wrist, take a look at our handpicked choices.

TAG Heuer and Red Bull Racing

TAG Heuer has always focused on watches that push boundaries, both from a technological point of view as well as from a design perspective – their avant-garde ideas and their motto of ‘Don’t Crack Under Pressure’ clearly showcase what TAG Heuer is all about, especially when it comes to catering to fans of adrenaline-filled sports, such as racing.

One of the many partnerships that TAG Heuer has developed and invested in over the years include the famous Formula 1 event, in which they support the Red Bull Racing team in their inspiring pursuit of excellence. In fact, TAG Heuer is the Official Timekeeper, Official Watch and Team Performance Partner of this Formula 1 team!

Both TAG Heuer and the Red Bull Racing team share the same values of high-performance and boldness, so it’s not surprising they came together to provide fans with timepieces that pay tribute to the sport – and to precision, passion and elegance – with the TAG Heur Formula 1 watches.

The Red Bull Racing team has had a strong impact in the racing world, as they’ve achieved four consecutive Constructor’s and Driver’s Championship titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 – and, just like TAG Heuer, the team is always looking to push limits and to innovate, making them the perfect partners for the Swiss watchmaker.

Here’s a watch that perfectly embodies the relationship between the two titans:

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition

This sporty timepiece is the perfect companion for your everyday adventures. Designed to exceed expectations and to draw the eye no matter where you go, the watch is suitable for action-packed lifestyles – and perfect for anyone who still wants sophistication and high-tech features on their wrist, on top of precision and performance.

The 43mm stainless steel case contrasts well with the blue rubber bracelet and the blue dial, which also come with luminescence in the hands and Arabic numerals; ideal for underwater explorations as well, especially when taking into account the watch is water-resistant up to 200 metres.

The bezel of this special edition model is a tachymeter, which means it measures speed based on time travelled over a fixed distance, a feature highly suitable to the racetrack.

This TAG Heuer Formula 1 Red Bull Racing Special Edition watch is available for £1,650 or from £24.75 per month at 0% finance.

We stock many other TAG Heuer watches, including the popular TAG Heuer Monaco collection, so browse our website to see them for yourself.

IWC and Mercedes-AMG

Another brand that knows how to make sporty watches that are sophisticated, precise and high-performance. IWC watches, including IWC Pilot’s watches, are manufactured with the utmost attention to detail, so it’s not surprising that the watchmaker has been lending its considerable timekeeping skills to a brand like Mercedes-AMG.

IWC has been partners with Mercedes-AMG since 2004, meaning this is one of the longest collaborations between a watchmaker and the automotive sector. Both companies share similar values, including a dedication to performance and streamlined design, as well as a passion for engineering excellence.

Since 2013, IWC has also been partners with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team, and its presence is found on their gloves, overalls, cars and team kits. In addition, IWC has a close relationship with driver Lewis Hamilton, brand ambassador and winner of several Formula 1 World Championships.

To celebrate its collaboration with Mercedes-AMG, IWC has produced several special-edition watches inspired by racing feats and top-notch engineering, using high-end materials such as grade 5 titanium and carbon fibre.

This watch perfectly showcases the partnership between the two companies and IWC’s desire to celebrate the exciting world of motorsports:

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “AMG”

This model is made from titanium, so you know to expect a durable piece that looks great no matter what. The watch also uses racing-inspired materials, such as carbon fibre, and offers a sporty style that motorsport fans will fall in love with.

Lightweight, yet resistant to wear and tear, the watch is designed to perform even in high-pressure situations. The black dial offers a stunning contrast with the silver-plated counters and the small seconds in the 6 o’clock position.

The model is powered by the IWC calibre 69385, a robust and highly accurate movement (which you can glimpse through the transparent caseback). On top of this, this AMG edition is also a chronograph, perfect for all your stopwatch needs.

Interested in this IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “AMG” watch? You can find it at Banks Lyon for £8,500 or from £127.50 per month at 0% finance.

Bremont and Williams

Bremont, an English watchmaker, has been manufacturing stylish, accurate and sophisticated timepieces since 2002, and all Bremont watches embody the brand’s values of adventure, high performance and high-end technology, which they share with Williams Racing.

Bremont’s motto of ‘Tested Beyond Endurance’ is a perfect fit for Williams Racing as well, since both brands specialise in precision engineering and create machines capable of thriving in the racetrack.

Williams Racing has a long heritage in motorsports, and Bremont is thrilled to be working with them. Bremont is the Official Timing Partner and focuses on complex machining and a varied technical skillset, which is the perfect match for such a strong racing team.

The watchmaker hand-builds the timepieces in the UK and ensures each of them is rigorously tested – this means all pieces are reliable and durable.

This includes the following watch:

Bremont Supermarine WR-22 Williams Racing Bracelet Watch

Created ahead of the 2022 Formula 1 season, this watch includes an original wheel nut from a Williams Racing car, so it’s an unmissable piece if you’re a fan of motorsports.

This watch comes with a 43mm stainless-steel case and sapphire crystal that ensures its longevity, even if you lead an active life. The bi-directional tachymeter bezel is also great for anyone who loves running, since you can easily measure your personal times with it.

The dial is highly legible too, as well as enhanced with Super-LumiNova, which makes it easier to tell the time at a glance, at night, or in adverse conditions.

Enjoy the 42-hour power reserve and the sporty, yet formal, aesthetic that makes this watch perfect as a day-to-evening look.

This Bremont Supermarine WR-22 Williams Racing Bracelet watch can be yours for £5,995 or from £89.93 per month at 0% finance.

We have other Bremont Supermarine watches at Banks Lyon, so why not explore our luxury watch collections to see if anything catches your eye?

We have many watches that sports fans will love, so speak to us if you’re interested in our racing pieces or any other watches we stock at Banks Lyon. Alternatively, visit us in Lancaster and Kendal to see them for yourself and try them on!