As is the case with many of the finer timepieces in the world, the Tissot watch was birthed in beautiful Switzerland. Founded in 1853, this is one watch company with more the a few firsts. Tissot is very distinctive as being the first to use plastic, wood, and stone to create their works of art.
First released to the public in 1985, The “Rock watch” is made from millennia old Swiss granite. No two watches are the same; the buyer is truly getting a one-of-a-kind treasure. Tissot watch faces of coral, bassalt, mother of pearl, and shell rock later surfaced. They were also pioneers with having the first magnetic watch in 1930.
One of the newest ways of innovation for the Tissot watch is the “T-touch” technology. These simply amazing watches hold a compass, a barometer, an altimeter, a thermometer, and even internet access. You do everything with just a touch of your finger. Remember those lamps that came on, changed brightness and shut off simply by touching the base? That was T-touch, and Tissot found a way to put it on the face of a watch.
The Hullabaloo About Tissot Watches
A proud member of the Swatch group since 1985, Tissot strives to imbue their products with the same qualities on which the company was originally founded. Great performance, precision, and ambition are also traits found in the best athletes. So it seems only natural that Tissot would be associated with the sports and adventure world. In 2003, they became the official timekeepers for NASCAR, replacing TAG Heuer.
They are also the official timekeepers for Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Cycling, ice hockey, and fencing have all called upon Tissot for the same reason. English soccer legend-in-the-making Michael Owen is a spokesperson for the company. Hollywood is as much a fan of the Tissot watch as professional sports. Angelina Jolie sported their timepieces in two of her blockbusters, “Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Another way Tissot has set itself apart is their parts and repair service that is offered for an astounding ten years on all watches. Whether you are a NASCAR enthusiast waiting to get your grubs on one of Tissot’s official watches for the sport, looking for a stylish chronograph, or just want a nice watch, you can find what you need and get an exceptional value from a century old company trusted by more than 150 countries.