Tag Heuer watches and Mario Kart, what do they have to do with each other?…we explain it to you
The firm Tag Heuer in collaboration with Nintendo, has created what once could be a dream for the Z generation: The TAG Heuer x Mario Kart Watches line.
A masterful fusion for lovers of high-end watches, technology and video games.
Tag Heuer Versus Mario Kart watches.
On the one hand, we have Tag Heuer the famous Swiss watch manufacturers, noted for sports watches and chronographs linked to the world of motorsport.
This company was founded in 1860 and since 1999 belongs to the French conglomerate LVMH and has enjoyed a very striking trajectory in the watch market.
In 1882 they patented the first chronograph, in 1887 Heuer patented the “oscillating pinion” which is still used in mechanical chronographs.
Years later they patented the first on-board chronograph for automobiles and aviation and in 1916 the Micrograph was born , the first chronograph to measure hundredths of a second.
A series of consecutive successes have followed, and now they present a very particular watch inspired by Mario Kart.
And in the other corner…
The other part of the duet is Nintendo’s popular Mario Kart video game, a spin-off of its Super Mario trademark.
The first game in the series was released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo console and proved to be a commercial success.
Mario Kart games have characters to choose from and offer the option to break boxes of objects, collect coins that are anywhere on the track, etc.
Each game has several game modes, such as those that have come out of the single character, and multiplayer. In addition, the Time Trial or Time Trials is a common mode, in which you must make a certain race time.
Why Tag Heuer and Mario Kart?
Taking into account the description of the couple, it is logical to think that there would be no better duet to bring together the popular video game and a watch brand.
Tag Heuer has always been directly related to motor racing in real life and now it is also in the world of video games.
What is the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Mario Kart watch like?
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Mario Kart watches are sports watches with a unique personality, very modern, sober aesthetics, but with disruptive details, there are two versions of the same and we will detail it.
The Most Economical Model Tag Heuer Formula 1 Watches.
The chronograph features a 44-millimeter sporty case that has been crafted in polished steel and shows clear references to the video game.
For starters, it has the Mario Kart logo on the tachymeter bezel, and also shows the figure of Mario on his racing car on the seconds hand.
The delicate touches of bright red are a clear allusion to Nintendo, as shown by the red M on the crown and of course Mario in his go-kart at 9 o’clock.
To complement the watch strap, it is made of calfskin with tire-like embossing and red stitching.
Premium version of Tag Heuer Formula 1 watches.
The premium version is the tourbillon chronograph, also shows numerous details related to Mario Kart.
It has a 45 millimeter case made of grade 5 titanium and also features the game logo on the tachymeter scale.
However, the most distinctive feature is the tri-compax skeleton dial, which features a custom tourbillon with Mario, a spiked blue shell and Bill Bala.
Like the other model it has a calfskin strap, in black and red, but it has a big difference in the case that gives it a touch of distinction.
In this one, the tourbillon has a sapphire crystal cover to appreciate the watch mechanism, while the cheaper version has a metal cover.
Only for the Privileged Few.
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Mario Kart are models that only a privileged few will be able to own; only 3,000 units of the lowest cost version were produced.
And of the premium version, only a meager 250 units were launched on the market, with prices ranging from $4500 to $26,000.
The Most Popular Tag Heuer Watches.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Mario Kart watches are aimed at a very specific audience and/or those who value collector’s watches.
But this company whose name combines the initials of “Techniques d’Avant Garde” with the founder’s surname also has very emblematic and timeless pieces such as:
- Tag Heuer Formula 1 traditional.
- Tag Heuer Aquaracer Professional 300.
- Tag Heuer Carrera.
These are bold and mythical models, they could be called TAG Heuer ‘s bestsellers because they demonstrate its excellent “know-how”.
They are luxury sports watches designed with care only for lovers of the beautiful and exceptional products typical of the brand.
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