« Youth. Hybrid mechanics. Future ». Three key values that the Neuchâtel-based watch start-up wishes to promote through this partnership, affirms Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT. Jean-Eric Vergne is currently one of the sport’s brightest hopes.
Vincent Perriard explained that it took very few meetings with the young driver before he was adopted by the team. He is talented and ambitious, yet remains truly humble. Just like HYT, Jean-Eric Vergne (also known as « JEV ») has a passion for mechanics and, above all, for technical excellence. JEV needs to excel on a daily basis, as does HYT in its desire to revolutionise the world of watchmaking through each of the collections it presents.
Jean-Eric Vergne adds « As a racing driver, I understand the importance of superior mechanics so I am delighted to be aligned with such a high tech Swiss watch company. HYT is only three years old, and having already won a number of awards, I am proud to be a part of the HYT story as their brand ambassador. I am passionate about the product and the technology behind it, and having met everyone behind the brand, I already feel a part of the HYT family. »
HYT has been delighted to support Jean-Eric Vergne on his latest FIA Formula E race in London last this week-end (Vergne finished in seventh place overall in 2015) and will continue during the 2015-2016 season, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.