This year, Tissot launched several limited edition models in honor of some of their most successful sports ambassadors, such as Danica Patrick, Thomas Luthi, Nicky Hayden and Tony Parker. The latest Tissot watch dedicated to one of its ambassadors is a sporty timepiece named PRS200 Michael Owen Limited Edition 2012.
This charming wristwatch exudes with a classy exterior and a reliable interior. It is housed in a round case crafted from stainless steel. Its masculine case measures 42mm in diameter and it is 12mm thick. The case incorporates a unidirectional bezel with a tachymeter scale inscribed with Arabic numerals to mark time in ten minutes steps.
Traditionally, on the right side of the case, there is a screw-down crown and two chronograph push-buttons. The face of the watch is domed with a sapphire crystal that protects it from scratches and provides 200 meters (660 feet) of water resistance.
This year’s Michael Owen timepiece is equipped with highly accurate and precise Swiss-made G10.211 quartz movement that provides the usual set of function (hour, minute, seconds and date), as well as chronograph functionality.
The Dial Inspired with Football Elements
The most interesting part of the watch is its dial which illustrates the hexagons of the English football, the ultimate player’s accessory. The sleek, black dial features Arabic numerals as hour markers. Michael Owen’s lucky number 7 stands out dynamically in red. Two chronograph counters for measuring 1/10 of a second and 30 minutes are displayed at 2 and 10 o’clock positions, while a small hacking seconds counter is located at the 6 o’clock position. A black-on-white date aperture is situated at the 4 o’clock position.
The case back of the watch is encrusted with Michael Owen’s lucky number and signature logo, as well as with a unique production number of the watch. Like the previous model dedicated to the British football star, Tissot Couturier GMT Michael Owen Limited Edition 2011, the new watch is produced in the limited quantity of 4,999 pieces.
Tissot PRS200 Michael Owen Limited Edition 2012 (the referent number is T067.417.11.052.00) comes with an elegant stainless steel bracelet with a deployant buckle.
Michael Owen has been Tissot’s ambassador for years. During that period, the Swiss watchmaker released several limited edition models dedicated to the famous footballer. One of the most interesting was the Tissot Quadrato Michael Owen Limited Edition.