Timing is Everything: CHIP Ganassi Racing Teams and Tsovet watches partner for limited edition timepiece

MINNEAPOLIS - February 2, 2012
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. and TSOVET TIMING GAUGES, announced today they are launching the new TSOVET “Limited Edition” Chronograph watch that commem­orates the team’s 14 championships and 145 wins.  TSOVET has been a team partner since 2011 with logo placement on 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon’s No. 9 Target Honda and firesuit in the IZOD IndyCar Series and 2010 Daytona 500 Winner Jamie McMurray’s firesuit in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Precision and fine tuning are constants in both auto racing and timepiece development as it is necessary in order to obtain optimum performance.  Because 1/1000 of a second matters, TSOVET and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams never quit when it comes to fine-tuning a watch or a race car.  They both live to achieve optimum performance.  Timing is Everything. 
  • TSOVET CGRT 145W TIMEPIECE:  TSOVET has always integrated the look of engineered industrial tools and motor gages to achieve unique but functional styling.  The Ganassi SVT-GR44 is no different.  The black face and watchband are accented with bits of “Ganassi-Red”, their team’s primary color.  The rotor is inscribed with “Chip Ganassi Racing Teams – 145 wins”.  The timepiece is driven by a Valjoux 7750 mechanical calibre’ and housed within a sophisticated gun metal - 44 mm aerospace-grade stainless steel case accented by diamond knurled pushers also with “Ganassi Red” Start/Stop function. Effortlessly observed under refined sapphire crys­tal are sandwiched dial layers, distinct matte finish indicator hands with luminous time function and bold numerical representations. Each watch is limited and individually numbered 1 to 51.  The timepiece will be available in May of 2012.  For more information: www.tsovet.com
  • CHIP GANASSI RACING TEAMS:  With multiple cars competing in multiple series —the IZOD Indy Car Series, the NAS­CAR Sprint Cup Series, and the GRAND-AM Series — Chip Ganassi Racing is familiar with victory lane: 14 championships and 145 victories, including three Indianapolis 500 wins, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, and four Rolex 24 at Daytona victories. Unable to overlook the dominance of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in 2010 — 19 victories and two championships—RACER Magazine named them “Team of the Year.” In 2011 it was more of the same as Chip Ganassi Racing brought home two more championships and another vic­tory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
David Bonaventura, President, TSOVET:  “We have always been inspired by objects that last and those that make a lasting impression. We believe our partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and this project in particular will do both.  Chip Ganassi Racing’s tradition of excellence fits well with everything we strive to be as a company. I don’t know if we could find a more perfect partnership.”
Steve Lauletta, President, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams:  “Both us and TSOVET rely on precision, quality and performance so it is only logical that we partnered with them to build such a spectacular watch.  We look forward to the debut of the watch during the month of May as we ready for the Indianapolis 500 and the Coke 600.”
About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: Chip Ganassi created his own one-car IndyCar team in 1990 and established a partnership with sponsor, Target.  Today, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams includes two entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, four in the IZOD IndyCar Series, and one Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Cars Series.  Overall his teams have 14 championships and 145 victories, including three Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and four Rolex 24 At Daytonas.  Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis, Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.
About TSOVET:  TSOVET is without compromise. “Designed in America – Built in Switzerland” – Swiss Made with the highest level of integrity and quality components. TSOVET – Timing Gaug­es focuses on the explicit details of design and utilitarian functionality. The TSOVET brand is inspired by objects that last and by those making a lasting impression. Like the boundless elements of air, surface, water, and sound, TSOVET, too, has no boundaries. For TSOVET, the element of time creates a foundation connecting the journey, the craft, and the message. These elements inspire us to exceed limitations. TSOVET embodies the passion-filled pursuit of exploration and achievement. Founded in 2008 – TSOVET is lo­cated in Newport Beach, Ca and sold in 15 countries worldwide.

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