Baseball is Japan’s national sport and far more popular than football. A member of Japan’s national baseball team, Mr Wada participated in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. Idolized for having won the bronze medal with the national side in the 2004 Olympics and the gold medal at the 2006 World Championships, he is also highly respected for his work with children, most notably for the vaccination campaigns organized by his foundation.
It was an emotionally-packed moment when Pierre Dubois handed him the TNT Royal Rétro watch, N° 21, the star’s number in the national side. As Mr Dubois pointed out, Tsuyoshi Wada embodies technical mastery, excellence and reliability, values that have created a bond between him and Pierre DeRoche, the designer of high-tech, sports-inspired timepieces.