Luxury Swiss watch brand SLYDE will be the official watch sponsor for the European Poker Tour Season 9 Main Events and will supply specially-designed watches to EPT Main Event winners.
Each of the six EPT Main Event winners will receive a “Black and Steel” design SLYDE watch worth as part of their prize. In addition, the winner of the PokerStars.com and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final will receive a “Black and Rose Gold” design of SLYDE watch.
Slyde watches are the creation of Swiss watch manufacturer HD3, and represent a revolution in watch making by combining traditional horological craftsmanship with modern design and the latest technology. The innovative sapphire crystal display is equipped with an intuitive touch screen enabling the user to generate an infinite number of personalised interfaces for a customized indication of the time.
Jorg Hysek, creator of SLYDE welcomed the partnership, saying: “We are very excited about being the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT Season 9, and are pleased to be aligning ourselves with a company with a similar focus on forward thinking and innovation. We are looking forward to awarding the Main Event winners with their watches and congratulating them on their success at the tables”.
EPT President Edgar Stuchly added: “The EPT is delighted to be working with Slyde by HD3, and are very pleased to be offering our winners these beautiful watches as part of their prize. We are looking forward to an exciting Season 9, and the fact that we are working with such a prestigious brand of luxury Swiss watches shows the appeal of the European Poker Tour to companies outside of poker.”
The SLYDE concept is a revolutionary watchmaking experiment combining a high-technology product and an internet platform enabling the watch to be personalized while offering the opportunity to download new virtual mechanisms. For the first time, a watch adopts the basic principles of “intuitive technologies” and sublimates them into the 21st century world of high-end watchmaking. As a real technological feat, the Slyde features a touch screen, a cutting-edge graphic engine and a navigation system of unequalled simplicity and convenience. All the technologies applied are protected by international patents. The SLYDE watch is made according to the traditional standards of top-grade Swiss watchmaking and is labelled – Swiss Made.