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Hottest Watches at The 2024 British Grand Prix
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Hottest Watches at The 2024 British Grand Prix

By Gennady
10 Jul 2024
7 min read

This year’s biggest racing event brought together a host of celebs and impressive sports watches

The 2024 British Grand Prix ended with a spectacular win by Lewis Hamilton over Max Verstappen, making it his record-breaking 9th victory at the race. Grand Prix events worldwide are also known to attract not only race car enthusiasts but also watch collectors. After all, that’s the reason why watchmakers like TAG Heuer, IWC, and Richard Mille like to associate themselves with this sport. 

Here are some watches we spotted at the 2024 British F1 Grand Prix: 

Lewis Hamilton and His IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team and Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Lake Tahoe

Racing royalty, record breaker, and one of the most successful drivers the world has known, Lewis Hamilton accepted his 9th British Grand Prix trophy wearing an IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. But this wasn’t the only IWC watch Hamilton wore during the race. He was also spotted with a Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Lake Tahoe. 

Gordon Ramsay and His Patek Philippe Nautilus Flyback Chronograph White Gold

The world’s most famous chef, Gordon Ramsay, also was spotted among the attendees at the 2024 British Grand Prix. He wore a rare Patek Philippe Nautilus Flyback Chronograph in white gold. The refined shade of its opaline dial is echoed on the blue-gray denim-patterned calfskin strap with a white gold Nautilus fold-over clasp. The watch is also delivered with an additional blue-gray composite material strap with a fabric pattern.

Central Cee and His Rolex Daytona Everose Gold with Baguette Diamonds

British rapper Central Cee is also, it seems, a fan of Formula 1 (and Rolex). The hip-hop artist attended the 2024 British Grand Prix wearing a Daytona in Everose Gold with baguette-cut diamonds – a rather out-there piece that looked quite tame when paired with the rapper’s necklace, which depicted the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

Stormzy and His Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph

British rapper and singer-songwriter Stormzy was also among the guests at the British Grand Prix this year. The Brit and BET Awards winner wore a classic Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph in stainless steel. One staple sports watch, this one comes with a black, textured dial and luminescent hands and hour markers. 

Max Verstappen and His TAG Heuer Monaco Split Seconds Chronograph Titanium Piece Unique

Another brilliant racecar driver and the first runner-up at this year’s British Grand Prix Cup, Max Verstappen stepped on the pedestal to receive his trophy wearing a TAG Heuer Monaco Split Seconds Chronograph. And not just any split-second chronograph from the watchmaker, but a piece unique in titanium. With its square case subdials and skeletonized construction, this watch could well be the closest thing one can get to a Formula One car on one’s wrist

Ian Poulter and His Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Yellow Gold

English golfer Ian Poulter was also in attendance at the 2024 British Grand Prix. The athlete wore an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin watch in yellow gold. Perhaps, the most unique detail about this timepiece is its dial – the gorgeous grand tapisserie pattern is golden at the center and fades to black towards the edges.

Lando Norris and His Richard Mille RM 72-01 Automatic Winding Lifestyle Flyback Chronograph White Ceramic

British-Belgian racing driver and the second runner-up at this year’s British Grand Prix, Lando Norris, celebrated winning third place at the race wearing a Richard Mille. A “racing machine for the wrist”, RM 72-01 Automatic Winding Lifestyle Flyback Chronograph came in a white ceramic tonneau case. The watchmaker’s first in-house chronograph, features automatic bidirectional winding and hours, minutes, small seconds, date, flyback chronograph, function indicator and stop seconds.

Patrick Mahomes and His Rolex Daytona “Rainbow” Everose Gold

American football quarterback Patrick Mahomes attended the 2024 British Grand Prix wearing a watch fit for a king – this extravagant Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Rainbow with – you guessed it – colorful baguette-cut gemstones adorning the bezel and hour markers. This particular variant has a case and bracelet cast from Everose gold (matching its subdials in hue) and rose-cut diamonds at its elegant lugs. 

Sir Jackie Stewart and His Rolex Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold

Motorsport legend, Sir Jackie Stewart blessed the 2024 British Grand Prix with his presence. Known not only as a stellar and pioneering driver but also as a dapper gentleman, Stewart wore a classic Rolex Day-Date 36 in yellow gold. The emerald-green sunburst dial of the watch matched its alligator strap and Stewart’s elegant cap. 

Damson Idris and His IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team

British actor Damson Idris, who stars alongside Brad Pitt in an upcoming Joseph Kosinski sports drama F1, was also among the attendees at the 2024 British Grand Prix. Much like the race’s winner, Idris wore an IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team.

Michael Douglas and His TAG Heuer Carrera Steel

Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas was among the A-listers who made appearances at the 2024 British Grand Prix. Douglas wore a TAG Heuer Carrera in steel – a classic, dressy model from the watchmaker. This one featured a blue sunburst dial with a date window and a red seconds hand as a tasteful accent.

Hannah Waddingham and Her IWC Portugieser Chronograph White Gold

Beloved British actress Hannah Waddingham also attended the 2024 British Grand Prix. The star wore a stunning IWC Portugieser Chronograph in white gold. Hers came with a light-blue-colored dial that matched its leather strap.

Jeremy Clarkson and His Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Steel

It was no surprise to see the Host of​​ Top Gear and The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson at the 2024 British Grand Prix. The British journalist wore an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean in steel – a truly timeless sports watch that’s as versatile as it is functional.