Swiss watchmaker Tissot has been named the Official Timekeeper of the 17th Asian Games, which will take place in the city of Incheon in the Republic of Korea in 2014.
London 2012 Olympic sabre fencing gold medallist Kim Jiyeon attended the announcement and we’ll be surprised if we don’t see many of Asia’s other top athletes, such as Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, wearing watches by Tissot in the run-up to the sporting event.
We’re picking the Tissot Racing-Touch as likely to be popular; the chronograph effortlessly records lap times for single racers as well as finish times for different participants in the same event.
The Racing-Touch’s stopwatch capability is a new addition to the Tissot T-Touch Classic model, which features a Swiss-made quartz movement and a total of 11 functions, from a compass to a tide calculator. The Racing-Touch is available with a solid stainless steel bracelet or a strap in black rubber or orange or white silicone.
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Tissot Racing-Touch watch, €500