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MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez Invited to Final Houston Rockets Home Game
APRIL 2019

Marc Marquez, the youngest ever five-time MotoGP World Champion, one-time Moto2 and one-time 125cc World Champion and an established member of the Tissot family, was invited to the Houston Rockets game against the Phoenix Suns on April 7, the team’s last home game of the regular season before the start of a playoff run for the Western Conference contenders. Marquez was appearing on behalf of Tissot, the Official Watch of the NBA and the Houston Rockets and the Official Timekeeper of MotoGP.
After the game, Marc Marquez took time to answer the media’s questions. He said: “I’m always up for new experiences, so when Tissot gave me this opportunity to attend an NBA game, I thought it was a great chance to do something exceptional. It is not often that MotoGP and the NBA cross over, but because of Tissot, I was able to partake in this incredible experience.”
The fact that Marc Marquez, Tissot’s ambassador, came to an NBA Game is no coincidence since the Swiss watch brand has been the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the NBA since 2015. During the game, Marc Marquez, the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion and one of the most successful riders in history, took the opportunity to present his new Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez Special Edition 2019 to a Houston Rockets team executive. This new watch arrives just in time for the MotoGP American Grand Prix, in which Marquez will compete next weekend in Austin, Texas and we can already tell that he has not finished surprising us both on and off the track.
The plus sign in the Swiss Flag within the Tissot logo symbolises the Swiss quality and reliability Tissot has shown since 1853. The watches, sold all over the world, enable Tissot to be the leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, exporting more than 4 million watches every year. Tissot stands by its signature, Innovators by Tradition. The high quality of the brand with every component is recognised worldwide. Tissot has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of many global events such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA; cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motorsports with MotoGPTM and the FIM World Superbike Championship and many more besides in the sports of ice hockey, fencing and rugby. Key leading products include: Tissot T-Touch (The first tactile watch in 1999). Tissot Le Locle, a timeless, classic, automatic watch with 80 hours of power reserve. Tissot T-Race, “the sporty design”.


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