When Swiss watchmaker Tissot can support homegrown talent, it pulls out all the stops, as with the Swiss National Hockey Team and cycling's Tour de Romandie. As a result, Tissot is pleased to continue working with rising Swiss motorcycle racing star Thomas Lüthi.
2002 marked the real beginning Thomas Lüthi's road racing career as he raced on a 125 cc bike in the European Championship and achieved an amazing second place. 2005 was the year he really distinguished himself, however, by taking the 125cc World Championship title after winning eight podiums, four of which were first places. In 2007 he moved to 250cc class before the new Moto2 class in 2010, in which he finished fourth.
In 2011, Thomas Lüthi took up a new challenge and changed bikes from Moriwaki to Suter. He then reached even greater heights, outdoing himself again with four podiums and his first ever win in intermediate class as he crossed the finish line in Malaysia in first position.
During the 2012 Championship, Lüthi reached the podium an impressive six times.
Unfortunately just missed it for the overall result but still improved to a good fourth place. A bad crash in pre-season the following year took him out of the race for a few months but he was back in the paddock and ready to race in Jerez. During the second half of the season alone, he achieved five podium finishes. In 2014 he started off with a third position in Qatar but had to wait until Japan for a first place, followed by a second position in Australia.
Tissot and I have something in common, precision!
With a bold aesthetic in the racing driver's team colours, his race number 12 prominently on display and his logo silk printed on the glass caseback, it is a watch that will be loved by Thomas Lüthi and his fans alike.
With only 2112 pieces available the watch is a truly exclusive and personal piece.
Aspects of the race are acknowledged, with holes on the watch that mark those found in a racer's suit, a brake-disc bezel, pushers like footrests.The helmet presentation box it comes in, makes opening it a true pleasure.