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HYT AND ALINGHI : FLYING ACROSS THE WATER
Patrick Berdoz, chairman of HYT, launches the partnership with Alinghi under full sail: "this partnership is, above all, a fantastic meeting of two high-tech worlds and two leading teams. Alinghi defies the elements to fly across the water, while HYT defies traditional watchmaking to master the measurement of time using fluids. We are very proud to be associated with Alinghi's new challenge, and with this legendary team."
Having won two America's Cups, as well as the Extreme Sailing Series and Decision 35 in 2014, Alinghi is attacking the new season starting with the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour.
A new navigation technique means one thing: innovation. That's why it's completely logical for Alinghi to partner with HYT in the watchmaking field for a season full of discoveries.
For the Alinghi Skipper and twice winner of the America’s Cup, Ernesto Bertarelli: "HYT defies the laws of physics with its extremely high-tech Swiss Made developments. Alinghi shares this ambition and these values in more ways than one, and the whole team is delighted with the partnership."
Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT, adds: "Just like HYT, Alinghi has never stopped innovating and reinventing itself. With our hydro-mechanical watch concept, we have reinvented the measurement of time, while Alinghi has helped reinvent sailing with its involvement in GC32 racing."
The first season of the Bullitt GC 32 Racing Tour will start on 23rd April in Marseille, with an initial training session, and HYT will be present as the "Official watch of Alinghi".