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 PRC 200 TONY PARKER 2013
The Tissot PRC 200 Tony Parker Limited Edition 2013 stands for Precision, Robustness and Classic style. This is exactly what is seen as the French national basketball team’s captain makes one of his signature tear drop shots. He shows Precision as he aims for the hoop, while the athlete’s endurance and strength is represented by the Robustness of the piece. As Tony Parker rapidly passes by his opponents to get to the free throw line, you will witness his classic style. The timepiece is sophisticated, yet with stylish and sporty details which provide it with that exceptional touch. The details and qualities of the Tissot PRC 200 Tony Parker Limited Edition 2013 are what make it perfect for any occasion.
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Tissot presents Tony Parker with his limited edition watch at the Par Coeur Gala near Lyon
Tony Parker is both the host of the event and the co-founder of the Par Coeur Association. The annual Par Coeur Gala has always supported numerous associations that Tony Parker holds dear. This year, the Par Coeur Association raised over € 200,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation, for children who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions, for which Tony Parker is an ambassador. To...More
Tony Parker presents his limited edition watch
Tony Parker, professional basketball player from NBA San Antonio Spurs and global Tissot ambassador, unveiled his Tissot PRC200 Limited Edition 2013 watch in China. The limited edition piece is tailor made for Tony Parker and shows his unique style – precision, robustness and classic style. Following the event, Tony Parker presented Mr. François Thiébaud, President of Tissot, with his jersey a...More