Tissot and the RBS 6 Nations Championship make a great team. They have more in common that might meet the eye. As well as sharing strong values such as precision, respect, teamwork and an intense passion for sport, it also just so happens that they both started their competitive sporting careers at the same time.
The first ever Home International Championship between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales was in 1883, which also marks the time Tissot began making chronographs specifically designed to time sporting events. Since then, both have evolved and improved in skills and gained in popularity year after year.
The RBS 6 Nations Championship is now an international tournament with audiences and viewers coming from all around the world. Such an event requires a partner with skill and on which it can rely on to provide expert timekeeping. Tissot's past demonstrates that it answers those demands perfectly.
Tissot, today as it celebrates its 160th anniversary, has provided its services to over 500 sports events in locations all around the world. It loves to put its unrivalled timekeeping know-how to the test in the challenging role of Official Timekeeper for many various sports. Tissot is therefore very proud to be able to put its skills to the test in this great championship.
Tissot, in addition to providing extremely accurate timekeeping, will also be equipping the RBS 6 Nations' referees with exclusive tactile Tissot watches. These will not be just any watch, but the iconic Tissot T-Touch Expert. in a dynamic orange.
The latest technology of this piece allows them to access the timer, thermometer and chronograph functions. They will also be able to keep track of the time differences in the different countries the tournaments are held in, thanks to its two time zones.
Aside from the many essential functions the Tissot T-Touch Expert provides, its' style is undeniable. The dynamic orange will not go unnoticed. It illustrates its dynamic and sporty nature, perfectly. It is definitely a watch fit for the RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Tissot is counting down to the moment these referees get on the field and the first match of the season 2013 begins, with a countdown clock on the official RBS 6 Nations website. The countdown is now set to the 2nd of February at 1.30pm - when Wales will be facing Ireland in Cardiff. The RBS 6 Nations and Tissot will mutually benefit from each other's experience and prestige, earned through the years at the top of their respective games.
For Tissot, "In touch with your time" is far more than an advertising claim. This phrase expresses the brand's DNA; its proven dedication to being perfectly in tune with the technology and tastes of each era. Tissot has been growing and developing its tradition of innovation since 1853. From the early days to the present, in its home in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura mountains, Tissot has translated craftsmanship and precision into stylish timepieces now sold in more than 160 countries around the world. Special materials, advanced functionality and meticulous design detail join forces to create the luxury of accessibility. Tissot is a member of the Swatch Group, the world's largest watch producer and distributor of Swiss watches, as well as official timekeeper and partner of MotoGPTM, FIM Superbike, FIBA, AFL and the World Championships of cycling, fencing and ice hockey. With the latest innovations in its communication and product, Tissot presents impressive proof of its signature, "Innovators by Tradition". www.tissot.ch