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Tissot Celebrate 100 Years of the Jungfrau Railway

Swiss watch manufacturer Tissot Watches is working with Europe’s highest railway to help in the celebrations to mark its 100th Anniversary.

The Jungfrau Railway went into service in August 1912 and is considered a pioneering masterpiece among mountain railways. The cogwheel-driven pulls the train along the steep mountain passes taking passengers to Jungfraujoch, which at 3454 metres Europe’s highest-altitude railway station.

The Jungfrau Railway climbs a height difference of more than 11330 feet in 50 minutes. Whilst more than four of the five and a half miles of railway are in a tunnel hewn in the rock of the Eiger and Mönch mountains. The train makes two stops of five minute each at two intermediate stations, the Eigerwand (Eiger Wall) and Eismeer (Sea of Ice), enabling passengers to view the fascinating mountain world through the stations panorama windows.

The special commemorative range of eight Tissot watches includes both standard wrist watches such as the ‘Carson’ and ‘Classic Dream’ models as well as a range of pocket watches in both quartz and mechanical formats. A special edition of the T-touch range of touch-screen watches is also available, with the Special Edition offering 15 functions including weather, altitude difference calculator and a compass.

Image courtesy of Ed Coyle Photography

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