Tissot shoots for the stars with the street-style, basketball-inspired Supersport Chrono Basketball Edition

Tissot is excited to introduce a new Supersport Chrono Quartz to the collection of modern, masculine, almost futuristic sports chronograph watches that bring together quality Swiss watchmaking and design with the high-energy dynamics inspired by Tissot’s long association with global basketball culture and its modern, urban style. 

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Time spent in pursuit of excellence 

Every contemporary Tissot watch is the product of over 170 years of development, innovation and success, made possible by the achievements of countless generations of skilled watchmakers who worked tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence and a desire to be the best. Those same values have inspired generations of basketball players and continue to define global basketball culture, too. Tissot and its basketball partners, the NBA (National Basketball Association) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation), know well: there are no shortcuts. Greatness does not happen overnight. 

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In the metal 

The Tissot Supersport has always been defined by its quality and its versatility. As before, this special edition Supersport is a high-performance sports watch, boasting 100 metres of water-resistance and a 1/10 of a second chronograph with add and split functions. But it’s also highly wearable, with a compelling design that can move seamlessly from day to night and night to day.

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This special edition has a distinctly urban feel, backed up by its 45.5mm black PVD-coated stainless steel case, crown and pushers, and by a gradient black dial with an original basketball net pattern that fades stylishly toward the centre. The watch also has three subdials; two for the chronograph’s 1/10th of a second and 30-minute counters, and a third for the watch’s running seconds. The chronograph hands are in sporty orange, as is the watch’s central chronograph seconds hand, a colour chosen for its parallels with basketball. 

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These also contribute to the watch’s elevated legibility, a theme that also informs the hour and minute hands and the 12 hour markers, all of which are filled with bright white Super-

LumiNova®. The date window and the bezel’s tachymeter scale (for measuring speed over a known distance) are also white on black for ease of use. Under the dial is a high-quality Swiss Made quartz movement with a useful end-of-life indicator. 

Fundamentally, the Supersport is a street-style watch designed for modern, dynamic men who want a versatile, assertive sports watch they can wear for sport and in everyday life. The watch’s bold, brooding silhouette is angular, muscular even, and yet it’s also slim enough to slip under a cuff. 

A basketball strap with a story 

Much of the Supersport’s story is in its black strap, which is crafted from black leather and finished with orange corner stitching, a nod to the NBA’s official game ball.

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Continuing the story of personalisation that runs through the Tissot collection, this strap can be switched out for an alternate, using Tissot’s interchangeable strap system. Owners can choose from a range of Tissot straps in colours and materials such as leather, silicon or textile. Basketball fans can also tune up their watch with one of the 22 straps that make up the Tissot NBA Strap Collection, pairing their watch to their team, whether that’s the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers or the Denver Nuggets. 

The perfect match 

Tissot has been directly involved in global basketball culture for 15 years. The Swiss timekeeper first partnered with FIBA in 2008 and then came together with the NBA in 2015. Today, Tissot is a familiar presence at NBA games as the Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA G League. As well as precision timing every second of every game, Tissot also NBA legend Tony Parker as well as NBA players Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard and Clint Capela as ambassadors. 

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With its ties to basketball, the Supersport is part of a trilogy of collections that symbolise Tissot’s sports partnerships. It sits alongside the T-Race models created in collaboration with the high-octane worlds of professional cycling and MotoGP. 

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