British independent watch maker Bremont have announced its new collection with the Williams Racing F1 team, the aptly named ‘Bremont x Williams Racing’.
Every year, car fans eagerly wait for the start of the season to see what the F1 race cars look like and watch enthusiasts wait to find out which brand is going to sponsor which F1 team.
This is certainly a partnership made in heaven, a quintessentially British F1 team with an equally iconic British watch brand.
They two brands inked a multi-year deal.
The new collection consists of two pieces, a chronograph (on a bracelet or a rubber strap) and a time-only watch.
They are made from stainless steel and ceramic, and styled after the Williams Racing cars – using the same colour palette that Williams use: Oxford Blue, Electric Blue and White.
Forty-five lucky buyers will be able to acquire the Bremont Williams Racing Box Set, which includes both watches and some pretty cool perks: you get a ‘Race Day’ experience at Grove (Williams HQ) for the Mexico and Singapore Grand Prix.
You’ll get an exclusive peak behind the scenes with Williams engineers and designers and you’ll be able to meet some of the people that work at Williams F1.
That’s the good news, the bad news it it won’t be cheap: prices start from £5,695, while the box set retails for £14,995.
Disappointment for Williams at Saudi Arabian F1 GP
In the world of racing, it’s been a tough start to the year for Williams.
Both cars failed to finish at the Saudi Arabian GP, with both drivers forced to retire mid-race.
Alex Albon pulled over with three laps to go and Nicholas Latifi hit the wall on Lap 16.
The team will now head back to headquarters at the Grove ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in a couple of weeks.
Head of Vehicle Performance Dave Robson said it’s time to analyse what happened.
“A very frustrating end to three weeks away from home for the team. We completed a one-stop race with Alex using the preferred hard tyre for most of the race,” he said.
“Alex did well to manage his tyres during a long stint and through several safety car periods.
“There was a lot of attrition at this event, which we were expecting, and Alex was nearly able to benefit.
“He was able to race with Stroll and attack him on several occasions into Turn 1, but unfortunately in racing for 11th, there was contact, resulting in a front right puncture for Alex and the end of his race.”