Tissot has been named official timekeeper of the Top 14 rugby tournament that sees the best teams in France go head-to-head.
Tissot was selected for its experience serving as timekeeper at a number of previous rugby events including the RBS 6 Nations, where it synchronised in-broadcast and in-stadium timings.
As well as providing pitch-side timing for the Top 14 tournament, Tissot has developed a pitch-side countdown to assist referees follow new rulings that give goal-kickers a set amount of time to prepare.
Tissot’s on-screen tournament timings will be broadcast in 170 countries.
François Thiébaud, president of Tissot, said: “Tissot is very proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the TOP 14, which gathers the best rugby players in the World. These Championships are the perfect platform for us to be showcasing our timing expertise in a highly intense environment, which at the same time represents the brand perfectly. Many of the core values of rugby, such as teamwork, respect, discipline and of course a love for sports, are shared at Tissot.”