The highly anticipated second installment of the TAG Heuer and Nintendo collaboration has been unveiled in the form of two limited edition Formula 1 Mario Kart chronographs.
When the TAG Heuer Connected x Super Mario Limited Edition partnership debuted in 2021, it immediately became a must-have for fans of one (or both) brands. The Swiss luxury watchmaker and Nintendo are back this year with two new limited edition mechanical watches, the Chronograph and the Chronograph Tourbillon.
Super Mario fans will instantly recognize their favorite classic video game character in these new limited edition episodes dedicated to racing. Created in close collaboration between TAG Heuer and Nintendo, these two new pieces highlight the common themes of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection and the Mario Kart series: adrenaline, speed, competitiveness to victory.
“We are delighted to unveil the two latest creations born in collaboration with Nintendo,” said Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. “TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Editions (Chronograph and Chronograph Tourbillon) expertly mixes fun video game references that delight Mario Kart fans around the world with refined and efficient timekeeping.
The spirit of the TAG Heuer Formula 1 collection perfectly suited the Mechanical Mario Kart Limited Edition with its modern and playful personality driven by speed and friendly competition, these two timepieces are designed for lovers of fine watches who have kept a fresh and fun outlook on life.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 X Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph is powered by the Caliber 16 movement and is limited to 3,000 pieces. LumiNova® ceramic tachymeter bezel, the pusher and crown at 2 o’clock are surrounded by the iconic red lacquer, the crown is engraved with the Mario M symbol and the special screw case is engraved. vectorized Mario Kart logo with racing car outlines.
The black and anthracite checkered pattern on the dial is inspired by the racetrack, and Mario himself even appears on the permanent seconds at 9 o’clock, surrounded by the iconic red.
The iconic color is also found on the lacquered central hand, hour chronograph hand and flange on the 60-second or minute scale. Owners of the
will be delighted to see Easter eggs in the form of a date window at 3 o’clock, adding regularly beloved Mario Kart items including Bullet Bill, a banana and more, instead of the date number, The Chronograph Tourbillon is. this fall’s piece of Haute Horlogerie, limited to 250 pieces. The tourbillon case is slightly larger at 5 mm and is made of grade 5 titanium, which gives off a sporty yet sophisticated look.
The crown and pushers are finely brushed steel, and the screw back is grade 5 titanium and sapphire crystal customized with the Mario Kart logo, through which TAG Heuer’s ultra-precise COSC-certified Caliber Heuer 02T movement can be fully appreciated. The back of watch has a limited edition engraved XXX/250.
The black polished ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale up to 400 km/h has the Mario Kart logo in white Super-LumiNova® in the upper right corner. The pusher and crown at 2 o’clock are encased in red lacquer, and the top of the crown also features the Mario M symbol.
The black and red dial adds depth and energy to the watch face, while the tourbillon bezel has an alternative finish and is surrounded by Super-LumiNova®. In addition, the cage has been completely redesigned to show Mario in his kart, Spiny Shell and Bullet Bill move with complications.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronographs brings unparalleled creativity, fresh style and sophisticated timepieces to Mario fans around the world. These are sure to be the highlights of TAG Heuer’s 2022 limited editions.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph will be available from October 20, 2022 and will be sold exclusively at TAG Heuer stores, which are the brand’s online stores in selected countries. , as well as with selected retail partners. The TAG Heuer Formula 1 x Mario Kart Limited Edition Chronograph Tourbillon is sold exclusively in TAG Heuer stores and on the brand’s e-commerce sites in selected countries.