The only wristwatch brand to ever produce timepieces that tell time by using liquids, HYT chose full immersion of its « fluid DNA » to become the Official Timekeeper of the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour.
HYT is celebrating this partnership by launching a limited edition series of watches specifically designed for the RC44 Class Association. Reflecting the nature of the Class, the watches will be the pinnacle of innovative engineering, high-tech materials and beautiful design.
Co-designed by five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts and naval architect Andrej Justin, the RC44 is a light displacement, high performance one-design racing yacht.
The RC44 Championship Tour brings together the worlds of sailing and business. It allows amateur owner drivers to race high performance one-design yachts with the world’s elite sailors, at some of the most beautiful sailing venues around the world.
HYT CEO Vincent Perriard said: "We felt the most natural way to further grow our brand would be through the full immersion of our 'fluid DNA' which is why we've joined with RC44 - a successful sailing championship and perfect partner for a niche brand like ours. We share the same passion for embracing fluids, cutting-edge technology and for challenging and breaking all limits!"
Russell Coutts added: "Partnering with the prestigious Swiss watch company HYT is an exciting step for the RC44 Class and a fantastic complement which reinforces and strengthens both HYT and RC44 Class’s defining spirit - high performance, design and effortless style. This partnership will strengthen the RC44 Class brand as it continues to grow."
2015 Championship Tour Schedule:
25 – 29 March: RC44 Valletta Cup, Malta
17 – 21 June: Audi Porto Cervo Cup, Italy
28 July – 1 August: RC44 Marstrand Cup, Sweden
30 September – 4 October: RC44 Cascais World Championship, Portugal
25 – 29 November: RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, British Virgin Islands