Slyde has today been revealed as the Official Watch Sponsor for the European Poker Tour Season 10. Winners of this season's Main Events and High Rollers, inclusive of the PCA 2014, will be lucky enough to strap on a specially-designed luxury Swiss watch of their own.
This is the second season that Slyde has sponsored the EPT, which is Europe's richest and most popular poker tour no less. Here's the breakdown of what you could win (alongside €100,000's, of course):
EPT10 Main Event winners: a 'Black and Steel' design watch worth €5,680.
EPT10 PokerStars.com and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final champion: a 'Black and Rose Gold' design watch worth €9,000.
EPT10 High Roller winners: a new limited edition watch design worth €5,470.
PCA 2014 Main Event winner: a 'Steel and Black' design watch worth €5,550.
PCA 2014 High Roller winner: a 'Steel and Rose Gold' design watch worth €12,800.
PCA 2014 Super High Roller champion: a 'Steel and Diamond' design watch worth €15,600.
"The EPT is delighted to be working with Slyde for the second season in a row. These watches truly are works of art and we are very pleased to be offering our winners these customised time-pieces as part of their prize," said EPT President Edgar Stuchly.
According to the a press release sent out earlier today, "Slyde watches are made according to the traditional standards of top-grade Swiss watchmaking 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."
That sounds pretty special to us. Well, they sure do look pretty anyway. We caught up with the creator of Slyde, Jorg Hysek at EPT Barcelona at the beginning of last season to explain how the watches came about. Read that interview with Hysek here.
"We are very pleased to be working with the EPT again for Season 10. Slyde is a company that values creativity, innovation and quality, and we are very pleased to be aligning ourselves with a brand like the EPT that has a similar focus. We are looking forward to presenting the winners with their watches and congratulating them on their success at the tables," said Hysek.
Further details about the EPT and how to qualify for the opening event of Season 10, EPT Barcelona (28 August - 7 September) can be found at the European Poker Tour site.
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.