Tissot creates limited basketball Racing-Touch


International basketball star Tony Parker gifted timepiece in Paris.

Swiss watch brand Tissot has presented French and international basketball star Tony Parker with his own limited edition Racing-Touch timepiece at a special gala in Paris.

A year since Parker signed up as one of Tissot’s global ambassadors, the sportsman returned to Tissot’s flagship store on the Champs-Elysées, Paris, where the Tissot Racing-Touch Tony Parker Limited Edition 2011 was launched at the prestigious Par Coeur Gala.

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Tissot was official sponsor of the gala, hosted by co-founder of the Par Coeur Association and captain of the French national basketball team, Tony Parker. The gala raises money for the association’s charity partners.

This year the gala raised funds for charities including Make A Wish, for which Tony Parker is the ambassador.

The Tissot Racing-Touch Tony Parker Limited Edition 2011 is a new addition to Tissot’s collection of touch-screen watches that have more than ten years of technology development behind them.

The Tony Parker edition has 11 touch-activated functions, including a compass and a tide calculator and can also be used as an accompaniment to personal training. Only 4,999 of the watches have been made and each has an engraving of Tony Parker’s signature and a man shooting a hoop on the caseback, with a black rubber strap and carbon dial.


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