Every year, the Swiss-based Tissot launches new watches in honor to its talented ambassadors. This year, the Swiss manufacturer unveiled its limited edition models dedicated to Danica Patrick, Thomas Luthi and Nicky Hayden.
At the end of March, Tissot launched T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2012. This year’s model marks the beginning of what promises to be a season full of excitement for ‘Kentucky Kid’.
Like the previous Nicky Hayden’s timepieces (for example, T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2010 and T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2011), the new watch is produced in the limited quantity of 4,999 pieces. Also, Tissot’s vibrant novelty boasts Nicky’s team colors – red, black and white.
The Watch which Conveys Energy, Ambition and Aerodynamics
New Nicky’s wristwatch boasts the racer’s lucky star inspired emblem shines brightly on the dial, whereas the famous number of his bike – 69 is engraved on the case back.
The design of the watch has been inspired by the motorcycle racing world, from a brake disc inspired bezel, to the start of the strap illustrating bike suspensions, all the way to the tire-tread feature on the back of the strap.
T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition 2012 Watch is housed in a round case crafted from stainless steel. The eye-catching case measures 45.3 mm in diameter and is 12.67 mm thick.
This newcomer has a black rotating GMT bezel, as well as a crown protection.
The masculine case is attached to the wearer’s wrist with a two-tone ultra-resistant silicone bracelet that has a fiery red base and a swift aerodynamic white stripe racing round the strap.
The case is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and provides water resistance up to 100 meters (330 feet). The heart of this year’s Nicky Hayden timepiece is a time-proven Swiss made ETA G10.211 Quartz movement.
The contemporary dial comprises three sub-dials, red Arabic numerals 6, 9 and 12, as well as a date aperture. A 1/10 second counter is located traditionally for all racing models at the 2 o’clock position, a 60-seconds sub-dial is displayed at the 6 o’clock position, while a 60-minutes counter is situated at the 10 o’clock position. A small black-on-white date window is located at the 3 o’clock position. The hour and minute hands are filled with white luminous material, while a second hand comes in a striking red color. Finally, a tachymeter scale nicely rounds the sporty-looking dial.
Nicky Hayden has been Tissot’s ambassador since 2006 when he became a new MotoGP World Champion and the very first World Champion of the brand. Since then, the Swiss watchmaker launches a new Nicky Hayden’s limited edition timepieces every year.
For the 13th consecutive year, the Swiss watchmaker Tissot will be the official timekeeper for the MotoGP Championship.