Olympic Legend Ian Thorpe Partners with TW Steel

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TW Steel, the international Dutch watch brand specializing in oversized watches, is pleased to announce a partnership with Ian Thorpe, one of Australia’s most prolific sportsmen.

Jordy Cobelens, TW Steel, Ian Thorpe

Jordy Cobelens (left), CEO of TW Steel, with Ian Thorpe (right)

I’m tremendously excited to have Ian Thorpe partner with TW Steel. He boasts an incredible sporting record at the Olympics and World Championships and is undoubtedly one his country’s most recognized sports ambassadors ...

TW Steel, the international Dutch watch brand specializing in oversized watches, is pleased to announce a partnership with Ian Thorpe, one of Australia’s most prolific sportsmen.

Thorpe (27), a five-time Olympic gold medalist and eleven-time World Champion in freestyle swimming, is the first Australian brand ambassador to be unveiled since ‘The Watch in Steel’ opened its subsidiary office in Sydney in June 2009.

The Australian made his first public appearance for the brand, alongside TW Steel’s 27-year-old Chief Executive Officer and owner, Jordy Cobelens, at Nader Jewellers in Sydney on Tuesday 8th December where he was officially presented with a collection of watches while posing for photographs at the jewellers annual VIP Night at their store in Parramatta.

“I’m tremendously excited to have Ian Thorpe partner with TW Steel,” stated Jordy Cobelens on his visit to Australia to meet the renowned Olympian.

“He boasts an incredible sporting record at the Olympics and World Championships and is undoubtedly one of his country’s most recognized sports ambassadors despite recently retiring from competition. To have someone of Ian’s caliber associated with TW Steel as we establish our market presence in Australia, and of course globally, immediately gives further credibility to the brand while further promoting our shared values such as performance and excellence.”

Ian Thorpe commented; “I’m naturally very pleased to be working with a brand as engaging as TW Steel. I think their collection is extremely dynamic and well suited to the Australian consumer. I really love the fact that they are a young but ambitious company and having seen their commitment to Australia, I’m exceptionally proud to be their first brand ambassador in this market!”

TW Steel leads the oversized watch market having launched in The Netherlands in 2005 with a simple four-watch collection. Emerging as an innovative, bold lifestyle brand, now available in over 50 countries worldwide, TW Steel’s roots are based firmly on family foundations.

TW Steel is also now the ‘Official Timing Partner’ to the Renault F1 Team in a three-year partnership set to run from 2010 – 2012.

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Photo Credit – ‘TW Steel CEO, Jordy Cobelens (left) pictured with Ian Thorpe (right)’ – Milestones Photography

For image requests and further details on TW Steel’s availability in Australia please contact Megan Lauritz -- TW Steel Marketing Manager: Tel: +61 2 9693 7900 / Mob: +61 416 926 692 Email: megan(at)twsteel(dot)com

For corporate media enquiries please contact Stuart Morrison -- TW Steel PR Manager:
Tel: +1 514 684 2621 / Cell: +1 514 945 3253 / Email: stuartm(at)twsteel(dot)com

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