Tissot becomes official partner for the romanian rugby federartion and launches the official watch of ”the oaks”, the romanian national team. Marking an historical premiere for romania, tissot launches a highly personalised chronograph in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
The link between TISSOT and sports has been a strong component of the Swiss brand’s DNA since its beginnings. The high quality of TISSOT watches and the precision of its mechanisms confirmed the brand as official timekeeper for various sports, from skiing, ice hockey and cycling to fencing, basketball and motorsports. The strong connection to rugby dates back to 2013 and Tissot is already a world-renowned presence at many of the important competitions such as RBS 6 Nations Rugby, the event where the most iconic teams meet to dispute Europe supremacy.
The Limited Edition ”Stejarii” mirrors the profile of the already successful TISSOT Chrono XL and enhances its strong personality by using the symbols linking it to The Romanian Rugby team and to Romania. On the dial at 8 hours, there is the beautiful logo of Stejarii – the oak leaf – and the three colours from the Romanian flag, discreetly represented as markers for the 5, 6 and 7 hours. The special identity is continued on the case back where the name of the special edition is engraved with the limited number of pieces – 1 of 500. The leather strap also comes in a unique combination of colours and textures – black with blue perforations and yellow stitching.
Tissot and Albini Prassa have chosen to support the Romanian Rugby Federation as a sign of appreciation for one of the most respectable sports entities in Romania. The Rugby Federation is the first sports federation ever established in Romania as well as the first to have won an Olympic medal for Romania. The National Team ”Stejarii” has recorded an excellent track record of performances and maintains a respectable top position in the World Rugby ranking. The list of successes qualifies Romania as one of the only 12 nations to have taken part in all the World Cup editions since its establishment in 1987.