In 2006, Tissot was delighted to announce Nicky Hayden as the new 2006 MotoGP World Champion and first ever World Champion of the brand. The same year Tissot introduced a dedicated limited edition Nicky Hayden watch. The timepiece, created in orange and black, featured Motorcycle design details and the champion's lucky number '69' engraved on the case back.
Having been the Official Timekeeper of the MotoGP since 2001, Tissot is proud to have Nicky Hayden as the ambassador of the brand. Known as the 'Kentucky Kid', Nicky Hayden ideally fits with Tissot's values of continuous innovation, quest for utmost performance and stretching oneself to the limits.
The MotoGP World Champion with his dynamism and charisma is the best person to represent the sports watch line of the brand.
In 2007, Tissot launched another timepiece to honor the name and achievements of its famous ambassador - T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition watch. Dominated by the characteristic orange color, the high-tech sports timepiece has incorporated a carbon-fibre dial. The case back of the Tissot watch showcases the engraving of Nicky Hayden's number '1' together with his signature and limited edition number.
The watch has been presented in an exclusive mini rider's helmet in orange and has been destined to become a highly-sought-after piece among avid watch collectors and fans of motor-biking.
The Tissot T-Race watch reveales meticulous attention to detail as for the design and materials used. The case of the watch, 39.5 mm in diameter, is crafted in stainless steel and carbon fibre, a successful combination to provide both lightness and solidity.
The black dial of the Tissot T-Race is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It is completed with a 1/10 second, 30-minute and 60-second counters reminding the high-speed motorbike speedometers. You will notice a magnified crystal over the date display at 3 o'clock.
The steel bezel of the Tissot watch has incorporated a crown protection designed with slanting ventilation shafts inspired by braking disks. The crown of the watch features the Tissot 'T'. The screws on either side of the pushers remind of the Allen screws used throughout the motorcycle frame.
The Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition watch is equipped with a Swiss Made quartz movement. It offers an advantage of 100-meter water-resistance. The watch is coupled with a stylish orange rubber strap.
As one would have expected, the design elements of the new Tissot watch are taken from motorcycles. The watch is also presented in a helmet-shaped presentation box.
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