Charles Felicien Tissot and his son Charles Emile established the first mass-produced pocket watches, Tissot in 1853. The Tissot company stands out from the others as the dedication and thouroughness of their technicians and engineers has dated back from the beginning and have been part of Tissot's rich watchmaking history for 150 years.
Tissot was focused from day one to introduce and penerate the market beyon the Swiss border. In 1858, Charles Emile Tissot, the founder's son, left Le Locle for Russia and successfully sold Tissot pocket watches across this huge country. Tissot's expansion to the international market grew tremendously and is now the leading producer of traditional Swiss watch market selling 16,000 watches across 5 continents.
Tissot Swiss Watch Major Firsts
Tissot has been known to have a very strong technical team that first produced the plastic watch, Rock watch, Wood Watch and the famous T-Touch. They were also credited for introducing the first anti-magnetic watch in 1929-30.
Tissot Watch Breakthroughs in Sports
Tissot is not only known for major breakthroughs, they are also known for making their presence felt in the world of sports. The more famous ones include the Davis Cup in 1957 and Downhill Skiing in Switzerland in 1938. Tissot has also been official timekeeper for major sporting events like road biking, circuit racing, fencing, cycling and hockey. They have been selected as official timekeepers for MotoGP, NASCAR and numerous World championships. Since 1974, the watch company has been involved with high profile sports events and take sports sponsorship programs.
Tissot Watch and the famous T-Touch
The creation of the T-Touch line creates a major advancement for Tissot. This line has opened up a new world of watch making innovation that can be used for numerous activities. Some of the watch features include thermometers, barometers, altimeters and compasses.
Tissot Watch Famous Celebrities
Famous personalities have worn a Tissot watch, Elvis Presley, Grace Kelly, Nelson Mandela, Danica Patrick and Sarah Bernhardt to name a few.
Tissot is considered by many to be the leading watch brand that offers high quality watches with excellent workmanship. This Switzerland based company has expanded its roots in more than 150 countries around the world. The brand has achieved great feats with incredible multi-functioning and converting primarily instrument that merely told time. The Tissot T-Touch Watch is regarded as the Swiss manufacturer's trademark timepiece that incorporates a tactile sensitive crystal with different digital function.
Since 1983, Tissot has been a member of the Swatch Group, the worlds largest watch producer and distributor. Tissot will be very much in international headlines as they will be part of a group assigned to be the official timekeeper of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.