Tissot has carefully selected seven brand ambassadors to help promote and inspire its watches. Each chosen for the qualities they share with the Swiss watch brand, here you can learn more about the stars that represent Tissot and discover their timepieces…
“I don’t like wasting time, which is why I am the ambassador for Tissot.”
Tony Parker is a French professional basketball player and has been an ambassador of Tissot watches since 2010. Playing for both the French national team and NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, Parker is enjoying a successful career thanks to his reputation for high energy, fearlessness and a strong sense of social responsibility. Tissot is committed to the word of basketball thanks to its role as Official Timekeeper of FIBA (International Basketball Federation) and the brand shares Parker’s dedication to performance.
Tony Parker wears the Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Tony Parker 2014.
“My job is all about time, which makes Tissot and I a perfect fit.”
Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, breaking many records. Her third place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the best finish ever achieved by a woman in the race; and in one of the top-circuits at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, she beat the times of every woman who had raced before her in the NASCAR Nationwide series. Danica has been a Tissot ambassador since 2005 and the luxury watch brand has also sponsored her #7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Danica Patrick wears the Tissot T-Race Danica Patrick 2014.
“Time is the truth in our sport, because lap times at the end of the day are what really makes or breaks you. Tissot gives me a great deal of support, so it’s very special to have such a great relationship with a fantastic company and I think we are a great match.”
Nicky Hayden is the 2006 MotoGP World Champion, making him the first ever World Champion ambassador of Tissot watches. Riding a bike since the age of 3 and participating in his first race just one year later, Nicky Hayden’s early start ensured early success. At the age of 18 he won his first Dirt Track Grand National Champion, received the Rookie of the Year and was named AMA Athlete of the Year in the same season. The professional motorcycle racer has been with Tissot for many years with a number of dynamic limited edition watches created in his honour.
Nicky Hayden wears the Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden 2014.
“Like Tissot, I stay in touch with the ‘Times’ yet remain traditional. We are both adventurous, sophisticated and classy, yet very approachable.”
Deepika Padukone began her partnership with Tissot in 2007, shortly after her important role in the major Bollywood film ‘Om Shanti Om’. The movie became the second highest grossing Hindi movie ever, and Deepika won a number of awards for her role, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, the Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the IIFA Award for Best Female Debutante. With a number of successful recent films Deepika has established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema, and she is now considered to be one of the most popular Indian celebrities.
Deepika Padukone wears the Tissot T02.
“I am a punctual person. Being on-time is a basic respect toward other people, it’s a courtesy.”
Huang Xiaoming is a popular actor, singer and model in his native China. He has appear in a number of TV dramas and films, and has released two music albums. Huang is well known for his charity work, adopting twin panda cubs at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in China’s Sichuan Province after it was hit by the 2008 earthquake. He also worked as an earthquake disaster volunteer. Huang is considered to be the ideal Tissot ambassador because he is “versatile, committed and dynamic”.
Huang Xiaoming wears the Tissot Classic Gent Automatic.
“Tissot and I have something in common: precision!”
Thomas Lüthi is a particularly valued ambassador of Tissot watches as the brand loves to support homegrown Swiss talent. The rising motorcycle racing star began to make himself known in 2002 when he achieved second place in the European Championship on a 125cc bike. Three years later, he took the 125cc World Championship title after winning eight podiums, four of which were first places. Since changing bikes from Moriwaki to Suter in 2011, Lüthi has continued to improve and reached the podium an impressive six times during the 2012 Championship.
Thomas Lüthi wears the Tissot T-Race Thomas Lüthi 2014.
“Being in the Premier Class is everybody’s dream and when you get there you know you’ve arrived.”
Stefan Bradl grew up around racing – he was given his first bike at age 4, following his father’s legacy who was the 1991 World Championship Runner Up in the 250cc category. In 2011 Stefan Bradl became the youngest racer to ever claim the Moto2 World Champion Title, and claimed the Rookie of the Year Award in the following year. In that 2012 season Bradl was never ranked below ninth position in a race – a fantastic first season in the big league, and he continued to improve in the following year with his first pole position and a second place finish at Laguna Seca. Tissot believes his “cool attitude and the calm head on his young shoulders” are the key to his success.
Stefan Bradl wears the Tissot T-Race Stefan Bradl 2014.