Swiss watch brand Paul Picot announced that after the first Grand Prix of Qatar, from MOTOGP Japan on, Paul Picot rides for the entire world championship on the wrist of the current World Superbike champion Ben Spies! As a luxury watch brand renown by the quality and particular design of its timepieces, Paul Picot is issuing a call to all motorbike aficionados to celebrate Ben Spies’ achievements by interpreting his famous style with a fresh and innovative approach. The characteristic and unique design of this sport watch perfectly match the style and value of Ben Spies world; speed, adrenalin, and high performance.
Ben Spies began to compete with the 125cc class in Texas in the early 2000s, he took part at the American Superstock Championship and in 2003 he joined the Suzuki team. In 2006, he won the AMA Superbike Championship, beating favorite Mat Mladin, winner of 6 of the last 7 Championships. Spies won 6 consecutive races at the beginning of the 2006 season and he was able to accumulate the advantage necessary to contain the subsequent counterattack of Mladin, winning the title with an 8-point lead. In total, he took 7 pole positions and 17 podiums.
In 2007, he again won the Championship over Mladin, but this time with 1 single point. In 2009, he made his debut in the Superbike World Championship being a Yamaha YZF-R1 official team racer. He was the winner of 7 pole positions in the first seven races of the 2009 season. After a Championship fought to the last race, he became superbike world champion in 2009. The Texan rider of the Yamaha Tech3 arrives officially in his first year in Moto GP…. and ranks 5th after his first race.
This partnership will be celebrated by a special limited edition, the famous Plongeur 48 Titanium will be produced in a series of 111 pieces (11 is in fact his competition number). The Plongeur 48 Ben Spies will have special features; the dial will be entirely in carbon fiber and the 9 o’clock counter will mimic a disc brake.
Automatic COSC movement
Water proof 300m
Retail price 5.850 euros or CHF 7975