Olympic legend Ian Thorpe partners with TW Steel

CEO of TW Steel and Ian Thorpe at Nader Jewellers VIP Cocktail Party. (Matthias Engesser/Milestones Photography)

CEO of TW Steel and Ian Thorpe at Nader Jewellers VIP Cocktail Party. (Matthias Engesser/Milestones Photography)

He hung up his trunks a little while ago, but Ian ‘Thorpedo’ Thorpe has just been made brand ambassador for Dutch oversized watch company TW Steel.

A five-time Olympic gold medalist and eleven-time World Champion, Thorpe – still just 27 – retired from competitive swimming in 2006 but has been busy with other projects including his role as ambassador for Armani and now spends much of his time in New York.

TW Steel, which offers a four watch collection, has also just become the ‘Official Timing Partner’ to the Renault F1 Team in a three-year partnership set to run from 2010 – 2012.