New Timepieces Worthy Of Triple Crown Winners
To immortalise Yamaha Factory Racing’s sensationally strong 2015 season and carry forward the champion spirit into 2016, TW Steel launches a new Yamaha Factory Racing collection at BASELWORLD 2016.
Last year TW Steel’s official racing partners, the Yamaha Factory Racing team, brought home the MotoGP™ Triple Crown as riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi dominated the field, taking first and second place in the overall standings after a total of eleven wins and 17 top-three finishes, of which ten were double podiums.
With the sweet taste of victory fresh in the memory and a new racing season kicking off, the time was right for TW Steel to bring out a new line of timepieces fit for a champion and emulating the sheer precision and passion this extremely professional Factory Racing team pours into their work, where every millisecond makes a difference.
The Yamaha Factory Racing four-piece Grandeur Sport Collection, available in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm – and two colours – black and blue -, reflects the sleek design of the Factory racing team’s YZR-M1, this year again ridden by five-time and current World Champion Lorenzo and nine-time World Champion Rossi. The new timepiece’s affinity with the Yamaha Factory Racing bike is highlighted by the blue or black tachymeter aluminum bezel and a state of the art chronograph movement, the YZR-M1 logo on the dial and the Yamaha Factory Racing logo on the case back, while a carbon fibre dial with elevated chrono rings and an integrated genuine rubber strap (without branding) gives it the clean finish that you would expect from premier class champions.
“Last year our partner Yamaha Factory Racing showed what it takes to be consistently the leader of the MotoGP™ pack,” commented TW Steel Chief Executive Officer Jordy Cobelens. “The team pushed boundaries and broke various records through the season, inspiring spectators worldwide. As a close partner, we wanted to not only celebrate their achievements as a unit, but also embody their imposing presence in our latest TW Steel collection. Fans can once again become the proud owner of a superb piece of the team’s official apparel.”
TW Steel Chief design Officer Ton Cobelens continued: “We carefully selected high-quality materials to give a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the best team in the motorcycle road-racing field. The new design is based on the clean lines of the YZR-M1 chassis, while the movement of the timepiece mimics the powerful, yet carefully interlaced technical parts of the bike that are hidden behind the fairing, which are all attuned to run like clockwork. This new line serves as a testimony to what has been a great year for the Yamaha Factory Racing Team as well as a stylish and superior timepiece for fans to once again support their heroes in the 2016 season as they strive for further greatness.”
Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, commented: “We are very pleased with the introduction of the all new Yamaha Factory Racing Grandeur Sport collection. Timing is such an essential element in our preparation to ensure that we keep ahead of our competitors in every moment, at every test and in every race. We rely on TW Steel to equip our entire team with stylish accurate watches to make sure we are always on time for every session.”