Tissot has simultaneously announced that it will be official timekeeper at the 13th world premier motorcycle racing championships and launched a timepiece dedicated to its MotoGP ambassador Nicky Hayden.
As official timekeeper of the MotoGP world championship races, Tissot says it is “marking the beginning of the new exhilarating MotoGP season filled with surprises”. As a result, it is launching two new watches dedicated to the sport and a special timepiece for its motorcycle ambassador, Hayden.
The new timepiece designed for Hayden is a “vibrant limited-edition” of its T-Race watch bearing the colourways of Hayden’s race team, with a two-tone silicone bracelet in red and white. Hayden’s token lucky star inspired emblem features on the dial while his race number, 69, is engraved on the case back.
The Hayden timepiece has a brake disc inspired bezel and tyre-tread patterns on the back of the strap. It is limited to 4,999 pieces and is offered in a case based on Hayden’s helmet.
The watches designed in homage to MotoGP for the 2012 season combine black and yellow colourways, one automatic and one quartz version.
The automatic will be limited to 2012 pieces, while the quartz timepiece will be made in a series of 8,888 pieces. Both will be presented in a MotoGP checkered flag collector’s box.