Tony Parker was born in Belgium, in 1982 with basketball in his genes. He started making a name for himself at just 15. Two year later, after finishing his studies at INSEP, he went on to play with the Paris Basket Racing team, turning professional in 1999.
In 2002, he joined the NBA and the team of the San Antonio Spurs.
Today, Parker is one of the most respected point guards in the league, known as a player that can do it all. He can shoot, he can pass, he can run the break, he can command his team and he can score. Though smaller and slighter than the prototypical NBA player, Parker makes up for it with his fearless play and his speed and quickness. His first step is blazingly fast, which means defenders have to give him plenty of room, not wanting to get beaten to the hoop, which opens things up for his very accurate jump shot.
Time is vital in basketball, according to Parker. "Time is the most important element," he emphasizes. "Managing the clock in an NBA game is often the key to winning -- especially for me as a point guard."
The season 2012 promises to be an exciting one, which we hope will be filled with success as Tony Parker looks to build forwards his first ever appearance at the Olympic Games in London in August.
Tony Parker joined Tissot as an Ambassador in 2011. "Tissot is a great brand and a great match for my style," Parker says. "I love the look of the watches. They have lots of different styles, including sporty, casual and sophisticated. It's important to me to have authentic corporate relationships throughout my career and beyond and I look forward to a long relationship with the great folks at Tissot."
TISSOT PRS 330 TONY PARKER 2012
Like the talented basketball player Tony Parker jumping in the air for the ultimate slam dunk, this watch will allow you to stand out from the crowd effortlessly and with utmost style. This piece conveys energy worthy of a professional athlete through a sporty look and dynamic touches such as the stripe going around the crown and pushers.
This limited edition features Tony Parker’s number 9 standing proudly at its dedicated index. The many details provide it with an undeniable richness. The dial and counters, surrounded by a minute track emphasise the ultimate precision this tool provides. The PRS 330 Tony Parker Limited Edition 2012 is an elite competitor in both fields of sport and class.
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Tissot presents Tony Parker with his limited edition watch at the Par Coeur Gala near Lyon
The annual Par Coeur Gala supports various associations that Tony Parker holds dear. This year, the Par Coeur Association raised 150’000 euros of funds for Make a Wish Foundation, for which Tony Parker is the ambassador. The association grants children who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions a wish. Honouring the great basketball player with an even grea...
The annual Par Coeur Gala supports various associations that Tony Parker holds dear. This year, the Par Coeur Association raised 150’000 euros of funds for Make a Wish Foundation, for which Tony Parker is the ambassador. The association grants children who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions a wish.
Honouring the great basketball player with an even grea...