Tissot Watches Swiss Design


by Joseph Levy
Thursday, October 09, 2008

Presently, Tissot is an official timekeeper for a number of world sports

Founded in 1853, Tissot is a Swiss watch making company started by Charles-Felicien Tissot and Charles-Emile Tissot, a father and son watchmaker team. The headquarters of Tissot have been established in Le Locle, Switzerland. While Tissot is responsible for their own brand, they are also a member of the Swatch Group. The Swatch Group is, collectively, the largest watch manufacturing company in the world. Despite being a part of Swatch, Tissot has their own products and designs, including wristwatches and other timing devices and systems.

Tissot has managed to evolve into one of the most important names in mechanical watch making and timing devices

Over time, Tissot has managed to evolve into one of the most important names in mechanical watch making and timing devices. In 1853, Tissot was able to create and market their mass-produced pocket watch. The company was also able to create the very first anti-magnetic watch. This milestone took place in 1929 and 1930, when Tissot was able to accomplish this design. Following this, in 1930, Tissot merged with the watch making family company of Omega. The watches that were created during this time by the Tissot-Omega amalgamation are now rare collectibles sought after by many individuals who are familiar with the watch manufacturing industry. Even today, the company is still one of the leading Swiss manufacturing watch firms in existence. Since the start of the company, Tissot has evolved in impressive manners but still maintained some of more internal workings of the company. For example, the base of operations is still in Le Locle, Switzerland and the company still works to make their pieces available across a wide spectrum of economic situations. Now, however, as opposed to the start of the company, Tissot watches are available in more than one hundred and fifty countries located in various regions of the world.

Presently, Tissot is an official timekeeper for a number of world sports, including those in the field of cycling, motorcycling, fencing and ice hockey. Tissot involves itself in these fields in order to help include the accuracy and precision in the world of sports and the timekeeping thereof. Tissot is the official timer of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing, known in short-hand as MotoGP, and the official timer and watch company of NASCAR.

In recent years, the company has developed and implemented its T-Touch technology. While the watches featuring T-Touch technology have been included in a couple of Angelina Jolie movies such as Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Some of the official ambassadors for Tissot watches include Nicky Hayden, Danica Patrick, Michael Owen, Barbie Hsu, Deepika Padukone and Thomas Luthi.

Some of the most popular and impressive Tissot models and collections include the T-Touch - PRS 516, the T-Navigator 3000 - PRC 200, the T-Sport - PRS 200, the TXL&TXS - PR 50, the Bascule - PRC 100, the Six-T - T-Race MotoGP, the T-Wave - Ice-T, the Equi-T - Diver Seastar Automatic 1000, the Bellflhour - Seastar 660, the Flower Power - V8, the Cocktail - Le Locle and the Heritage - T-Lord.

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