Thomas Lüthi

2005 MotoGP 125cc World Champion

When Swiss watchmaker Tissot can support homegrown talent, it pulls out all the stops, as with the Swiss National Hockey Team and cycling's Tour de Romandie. As a result, Tissot is pleased to continue working with rising Swiss motorcycle racing star Thomas Lüthi.

2002 marked the real beginning Thomas Lüthi's road racing career as he raced on a 125 cc bike in the European Championship and achieved an amazing second place.

In 2011, Thomas Lüthi took up a new challenge and changed bikes from Moriwaki to Suter. He then reached even greater heights, outdoing himself again with four podiums and his first ever win in intermediate class as he crossed the finish line in Malaysia in first position.

Thomas Lüthi is definitely a top contender for 2012 although he will have to watch out for his number one rival Marc Marquez along with Bradley Smith and Andrea Iannone who are on top form and ready to fight with him for the title.

Lüthi knows how important it is to be associated with Tissot. "I am very proud to have been supported by a storied brand like Tissot for such a long time," he says. "Tissot is a great partner and of great value to me. Thanks to Tissot, I can concentrate fully on my sport. Motorcycle racing is all about time. As a racer, I am always hunting for the fastest possible time.

"Tissot and motorcycle racing have an awful lot in common and I like that a lot, things like precision, high-tech and innovation," Lüthi continues. "In particular, I like that fact that Tissot is always developing. The great thing about Tissot is that I can wear Tissot every day, whether I'm training or going out or in a suit, there's always a Tissot that fits my lifestyle. I have two favorites: the T-Touch and, of course, the Tom Lüthi Limited Edition.