Tissot Official Timekeeper for the World Table Tennis

Lausanne, May 08, 2013: The world famous Swiss watchmaker, Tissot, a name synonymous with major sporting events, will be the Official Timekeeper for the LIEBHERR 2013 Table Tennis World Championships, which will be staged in Paris from May 13 to 20.

“The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is delighted to have entered into a very exciting partnership with Tissot as the Official Timekeeper of the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships”, said the ITTF President Adham Sharara.

“Our results system which produces live point-by-point results for every match played during the Championships will be powered and displayed by Tissot in addition to timing all our matches. Millions around the World will be watching this event on TV screens and on the internet, giving table tennis and Tissot excellent exposure worldwide” added Mr Sharara.

By becoming the official timekeeper for the second successive World Table Tennis Championships, Tissot joins Liebherr, China Unicom, DHS, Butterfly and Gerflor as the ITTF’s official partners at the year’s premier Table Tennis event.

Founded in 1853, Tissot is famous for high quality timepieces. The company is renowned for the precision and reliability of its extensive range of products, leading the field where accurate timing for sport is needed and is celebrating this year, 160 years of experience.

“For the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships, Tissot is glad to put its skills, knowledge and expertise gained during those years at the service of the ITTF providing them with the latest technology and utmost precision to ensure the accuracy of the results”, added Francois Thiébaud. “We are very proud of this partnership and look forward to the thrill of the championship.”

Unquestionably, the presence of Tissot will add to the presentation and image of what promises to be a tournament to remember in the great capital of Paris.

About Tissot:

For Tissot, “In touch with your time” is far more than an advertising claim. This phrase expresses the brand’s DNA; its proven dedication to being perfectly in tune with the technology and tastes of each era. Tissot has been growing and developing its tradition of innovation since 1853. From the early days to the present, in its home in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains, Tissot has translated craftsmanship and precision into stylish timepieces now sold in more than 160 countries around the world. Special materials, advanced functionality and meticulous design detail join forces to create the luxury of accessibility. Tissot is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor of Swiss watches, as well as Official Timekeeper and Partner of Moto GPTM, FIM Superbike, FIBA, AFL, RBS 6 Nations Rugby and the World Championships of cycling, fencing and ice hockey. With the latest innovations in its communication and product, Tissot presents impressive proof of its signature, “Innovators by Tradition”. —- ITTF

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