TAG Heuer – Nuit de la Glisse


La Nuit de la Glisse was created by a group of visionaries at the end of the 1970s, and has contributed to the birth of the true social phenomenon that is extreme sports. The guiding principle injected by TAG Heuer? The #DontCrackUnderPressure spirit. Extreme winds, extraordinary snow-covered slopes, huge swells that develop offshore…

It had been another F1 legend, Jochen Rindt, who would become most associated with all the modern, revived version on the Autavia, which was released at Baselworld 2017. In 2016, TAG Heuer conducted an interactive online campaign named the “Autavia Cup,” in which additional than 50,000 of your brand’s diehard fans voted for which 1 of 16 vintage Autavia designs would be the template for your planned reissue on the Autavia this yr. The winner was a 1966 model nicknamed the “Rindt,” which Jochen Rindt famously wore during his racing career.

For this 2017 edition, founder and director Thierry Donard has once more scoured the planet to treat spectators to new sights – Hawaii, Cape Verde – as well as the magnificent landscapes of Tahiti and Norway. A chance to discover extraordinary athletes, exceptional places and rare and unique situations – in short, breathtaking images.

This year, fans and the public alike will be able to discover traditional sliding sports such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing and cycling – new to the Nuit de la Glisse – and to enjoy beautiful landscapes in the heart of natural wild surroundings, alongside passionate elite sportsmen and women.

The athletes competing in this third season, all chosen for their human qualities and their thirst for excitement, include Tikanui Smith, Karsten Gefle, Matt Annetts, Wille Lindberg, Mathias Wyss, Hira Teriinatoofa, Davide Carrera, Zane Schweitzer, Matahi Drollet, Antoine Bizet and Marie Moana.

This season, the director decided to focus on the challenges faced by the athletes, and the sacrifices they sometimes have to make when striving for success in a sport they love. We also discover the friendships that grow between the athletes and see how values are passed down through generations of riders.

Unique encounters with men and women who regularly push themselves to the limit in extreme environments.