Swiss traditional watch brand Tissot has signed on as the official timekeeper for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018. The deal also marks the 20th anniversary since Tissot first timed the Asian Games in Bangkok, in 1998. Additionally, an agreement has also been signed for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou in 2022.
The partnership adds on to Tissot’s other timekeeping partnerships over the years such as basketball with the NBA and FIBA, cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships. It also signed partnerships in motorsports with MotoGP and the FIM World Superbike Championship and rugby with the European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups and the TOP14. This is along with other timekeeping partnerships with the World Championships of fencing and ice hockey.
For this year’s event, two Indonesian cities will co-host the event. It will take place in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and the capital of Indonesian province of South Sumatra, Palembang, from 18 August to 2 September 2018. According to a press statement, Tissot and the Asian Games share values such as “tradition, precision and passion”.
“The Asian Games reflect the Tissot spirit perfectly by their diversity and dynamism and allow us to set ourselves apart with impeccable timekeeping and the most accurate measurement, which further confirms the quality of our watches,” François Thiébaud, Tissot president, said.