The reputation for quality of Tissot watches is underlined by a history stretching back to its foundation in 1853. Today, still based in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains, the iconic watches are an integral part of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest producer and distributor of quality timepieces.
Since the beginning, the name Tissot has been a mark of quality. Influential figures in political and entertainment history have been proud wearers of the brand. From American music icons such as Elvis Presley to South African statesman Nelson Mandela, owners of the world-famous watches have been at the cutting edge of their respective fields.
The brand’s commitment to advancement is reflected by Tissot watches in their continual research and development. From the first dual time zone models, made just six years after the establishment of Greenwich Mean Time, to today’s advanced T-touch touch screen watches, each successive addition to the canon continues to be at the cutting edge of design.
Tissot watches – Your Sporting Connection
The focus on accuracy and reliability has made Tissot watches a major player in sport time-keeping. This sporting connection means Tissot watches are today worn by international sportsmen such as footballer Michael Owen and former Moto GP World Champion Nicky Hayden and 125 CC MotoGP World Champion Thomas Luthi. The Swiss timepieces are also worn by acclaimed sportswomen such as Danica Patrick, the first female driver to win a race in the US IndyCar series.
The iconic brand has also provided the official time-keeping facility for many top flight sporting bodies including NASCAR, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), The Australian Football League (AFL), Moto GP as well as World Championships in Cycling, Fencing and Ice Hockey.
Tissot watches are available in a range of styles and movement options including traditional manual-wound watches; self-winding automatics, where the movement of the owners wrist winds the watch over the course of the day; electronically-controlled quartz movements, and the recently developed Autoquartz movement which removes the need for battery replacement by combining the best features of automatics and quartz-based watches.
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