Tissot Launches Limited Edition Nicky Hayden and MotoGP-Inspired Watches
Tissot is headed to Austin, Texas to partake in the weekend-long festivities of the Red Bull Circuit of the Americas Grand Prix where it will be showcasing two new limited edition watches it created in collaboration with MotoGP and 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden.
The Swiss watchmaker has had a long-standing relationship with both Hayden and MotoGP. These partnerships have given birth to some pretty incredible watches in the past and from what the two watches look like, Tissot has done it again.
The Tissot T-Race Nicky Hayden 2015 and the Tissot T-Race MotoGP Limited Edition 2015 timepieces will be showcased at the company’s sponsored event, which will be held at the Grand Plaza in the afternoon of April 11, 2015. In addition to launching the pair of limited edition watches, Tissot will also give fans and attendees the chance to meet Nicky Hayden himself!
As far as the watches are concerned, Tissot created two knockout limited editions as per usual. The T-Race Nicky Hayden gets the predictable green treatment, an ode to the team colors of Hayden’s Aspar racing team. The black-and-green combination has a coolness to it, matched only by the striking detail of the T-Race watch that it’s based on. You’ll also notice that Hayden’s famous star emblem is present in the counter at 6 o’clock, around the indices, and on the second hand, further creating that personalized touch that has been a trademark of the 10-year partnership between Tissot and Nicky Hayden. It’s unclear how many pieces of the T-Race Nicky Hayden 2015 Tissot plans on releasing, but at a price of $925, this particular limited edition timepiece will cost you more than a pretty penny.
I don’t normally advocate making impulse purchases of items with hefty price tags, but I would make an exception for the T-Race Nicky Hayden 2015, or you know, the other limited edition timepiece Tissot will present this weekend.
Continue reading to read more about Tissot’s two new limited edition T-Race timepieces.
Why it matters
If the T-Race Nicky Hayden 2015 watch isn’t to your liking, Tissot has another limited edition watch for you.
The T-Race MotoGP Limited Edition sells for the same price, or at least the automatic version of the watch. There’s also a quartz version but that one will set you back a cool $1,395. It seems a little too much for a watch, but that’s the price you’ll have to pay for the privilege of wearing a limited edition Tissot. For this particular piece, Tissot traded away the distinct green and black colors of the Nicky Hayden Edition for a a red and black treatment, complete with GT stripes and new pushers shaped like bike foot rests. It also comes in a helmet-shaped box and is limited to just 3,333 pieces for the automatic version and 8,888 for the quartz model.
Having over 12,000 units of the T-Race MotoGP doesn’t sound like it’s a limited edition, but you’d be surprised at how popular Tissot’s T-Race model is. I won’t even be surprised if Tissot is able to sell a lot of these watches this weekend. The setting is definitely to the watchmaker’s advantage so Tissot should make good use of its time while it’s in Austin.
As for me, I don’t think I’ll be able to afford these watches, even though I can’t take my eyes off of them, especially that T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition. Sadly, it’s out of my price range so like any item that i can’t afford, I’ve resigned myself to just staring at these awesome pictures.