CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: THE 2016 NBA DRAFT AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER; TISSOT NBA PRC 200 WATCH GIFTED TO EACH PLAYER DRAFTED IN ROUND ONE; WATCH BEING ENGRAVED WITH NUMBER THE PLAYER WAS DRAFTED; NO. 6 PICK BUDDY HIELD; TISSOT NBA QUICKSTER QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPHS.
The Barclays Center hosted the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday evening, filled to capacity with a raucous crowd of fans exploding as each new player was selected for their team. As predicted by most, Ben Simmons was the No.1 pick, going to the Philadelphia 76ers; followed by Brandon Ingram at No. 2 selected by the LA Lakers; and Jaylen Brown at No.3 going to the Boston Celtics.
Swiss watchmakers Tissot, the Official Timekeeper of the NBA, gifted each first round draft pick with a personalized Tissot NBA PRC 200 watch, and on the spot engraved the caseback with the players name and number drafted. While these newly inducted players into the NBA will likely change teams over the course of their careers, the number they were selected in the draft will never change. These same watches are available for sale on NBAStore.com and tissotwatches.com.
Also are available are a fun collection of NBA themed watches, the Tissot Quickster Quartz Chronograph. With their bright multi-striped bands that match the team colors of 10 different teams in the league –including recent NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers — basketball fan or not, at $395 these watches make the perfect summer accessory.