HYT Partner of the 2015 RC44 sailing Championship
With HYT becoming the Official Timekeeper of the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour, the brand signs its very first partnership.
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