Tissot watches started in 1853, when Charles Felicien Tissot founded the company in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains. The brand’s many innovative developments have afforded it much recognition within the time keeping world.
A series of watch making innovations have been brought to us courtesy of Tissot. The first pocket watch that was mass produced helped to change the notion that a watch was an item only available to the extremely rich, and began the process that made the watch as accessible as it is to ordinary people today. The first watch with two time zones was also due to Tissot, while their first antimagnetic watch came along a bit later in 1930.
Tissot also maintained its ground breaking tradition through the use of different materials in its watches. Plastic, wood, rock and even mother of pearl were among the previously unconventional materials tried by the company to enticing effect.
Always manufactured to a high standard of performance and accuracy, Tissot watches have been used for official time keeping at a variety of sporting championship events. Within Western culture, the brand has enjoyed a prominent status, and has been worn by many famous people over the years, not the least of which was Elvis Presley.
The company’s innovative philosophy has recently been extended through the exploration of new technologies such as T-Touch, which utilises tactile interaction with the wearer, thereby introducing a whole new set of ways in which people can engage with these remarkable timepieces.
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