Spanish motorcycling star Marc Marquez has become a brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Tissot.
The company, which already serves as the official timekeeper of MotoGP, has released a limited edition timepiece to celebrate their partnership with the four-time MotoGP world champion.
Marquez, 26, already has endorsement deals with Allianz, Red Bull and Estrella. The length and financial terms of his contract with Tissot have not been released.
“I am really happy and it’s a pleasure to be part of Tissot’s family,” said Marquez. “I am proud to join this important brand with a large history in the MotoGP Championship. I have great memories thanks to the watches I received after achieving pole positions since 2008. I have a collection of them in my house. I hope to win more watches hereinafter. I am sure Tissot and I will continue improving and experience many successes together.”
“We are honoured to welcome Marc Marquez into the Tissot family,” added Tissot president François Thiébaud. “Again and again he has demonstrated his passion for racing and keen determination to work hard, qualities we value above all else at Tissot. The Tissot family shares the same fighting spirit.
“We take our relationship with MotoGP and our role as official timekeeper extremely seriously, and we are fortified by our partnerships with such talented athletes as Marc Marquez.”
Marquez won the MotoGP world championship for a fourth time in 2017, and will begin his title defence at the Qatar Grand Prix on 18th March.