Time-honored precious photos, classic watches that are cherished, all prove the long-standing relationship between Tissot and motorcycle racing. Forty years ago, Tissot, one of the pioneers of Swiss watch manufacturers, became the official designated timer and long-term co-sponsor of the MotoGP at the World Motorcycle Championships. This meeting with the widow of former MotoGP driver Bill Doron not only created a legendary and wonderful family anecdote, but also witnessed the early vision of Tissot sponsoring MotoGP, a world-renowned sports event.
The meeting with Peggy Doron, the widow of Bill Doron, the winner of the two consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix, reflects Tissot’s recognition of the importance of immediately participating in the World Motorcycle Championship in the 1950s. On the day of the event, Peggy attended with her daughter Jenny and granddaughter Emily. When daughter Jenny proudly showed the precious Tissot watch of the late father, the guests present all felt the legendary charm of the story of racing driver Bill and Tissot pioneer.
In 1949, MotoGP officially kicked off. At the time, British racer Bill Doren was a skilled ‘Continental Circus’ player. An AJS helped him win two 500cc championships at the Essen Grand Prix in Holland and Spa in Belgium. In 1951, Bill won only the runner-up of the 350cc World Championship because he was behind the legendary racing driver Duke Geoff. At the same time, a curve named after Bill Doron was built on his injured Isle of Man TT in 1950.
59 years ago, Tissot presented precious watches to the top three MotoGP racers to show that Tissot’s passion and passion for MotoGP will never fade. And the daughter of Bill Doron wearing a carved back cover Tissot watch also showed the world that Bill won the runner-up honor on the 7,280 km track of the 500cc Grand Prix in Bern in 1952.
To this day, Tissot is proud to carry on the tradition of supporting world-class racing events, and tailor-made MotoGP sports watches for each pole level player of different levels. In 1952, Bill lags behind Jeff Brett, who belongs to the AJS team at the Berne Grand Prix in Switzerland. This photo, taken before the start of the game, was collected by European sports critic Julian Ritter and presented to this noble family with Tissot’s new watch.
This time, Peggy, Jenny and Emily will all be invited guests to participate in the recent Tissot Silverstone Ceremony held in the United Kingdom, and once again witness the glory of Tissot’s 63-year support for the World Motorcycle Championship. Rather than continue to support MotoGP’s confidence in the future. At this Tissot Silverstone Ceremony, Jenny will continue to wear his father’s Bill’s Tissot watch as it always does. It still maintains precise and perfect movement for 59 years, and has always adhered to it: never change.