Tissot star ambassadors meet at charity auction

Friday, 22 June 2007

Tissot, Swiss watchmaker since 1853 and MotoGP Official Timekeeper, were proud to bring together their two ambassadors Nicky Hayden, MotoGP World Champion, and Michael Owen, the England football star, at the Riders for Health auction at the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix yesterday.

Tissot, Swiss watchmaker since 1853 and MotoGP Official Timekeeper, were proud to bring together their two ambassadors Nicky Hayden, MotoGP World Champion, and Michael Owen, the England football star, at the Riders for Health auction at the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix yesterday.

Hayden signed an agreement with the Swiss watchmaker in 2005 to become the company's first US male sporting ambassador and became the brand's first ever World Champion in 2006.

Michael Owen has been a loyal Tissot ambassador since 1998. He has recently returned from injury to feature for both club side Newcastle United and England's national team and is currently preparing to return to pre-season training.

After a visit to Hayden's garage, the two brand ambassadors joined the Riders for Health Charity Auction where they donated their Tissot limited edition watches. The Riders for Health organisation has worked for over 15 years on solving the problems of healthcare delivery in Africa and organises a Charity Auction every year at Donington Park on the occasion of the British Grand Prix.

Following his afternoon at the Leicestershire track Owen commented: "It was great to come down to Donington Park and meet Nicky. He has provided me with a great insight into MotoGP and I look forward to watching him race on Sunday."

Tissot President François Thiébaud explained: "Tissot is very proud of their young and dynamic ambassadors, we believe that they are real assets to our brand and examples to many young people around the world."

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