The Tissot Company are founded by father and son tandem, Charles Felicien
Tissot and his son, Charles Emile Tissot. What makes them exemplary among the pioneer in watch making is their attitude and vision of foresight. The father and son tandem successfully introduce their first watches in 1853. They were the first watch company that mass-produced the famous pocket watches during their era. The Tissot son traveled to Russia and succeeded in selling their Savonnette pocket watches. The Russians loved the portability and handiness of the pocket watch. It became a standard status of sorts.
In the late nineteenth twenty's to the thirty's, Tissot introduced the first anti-magnetic watch. It was an instant hit among the aristocrat. A remarkable feat worth remembering. Not contented with reinventing itself, the company created the first plastic watch in 1971. It accorded an affordability of watches yet with fine taste and quality. Perhaps innovation is an inherent character of the Tissot, they created the first granite Rock watch in 1985 and later introduced the first Pearl watch of the world. Eventually, the first watch made of wood was invented by the same company. This is perhaps the only watch company that garnered the first among the numerous first in innovation.
Still based in Switzerland, Tissot merged with the Omega Company thereby making them a formidable company in making watches. With these merger, watches made after the merger where widely much sought by collectors around the world. Tissot is also a member of the "The Swatch Company". Distinct for its rapid innovation and creativity, Tissot was chosen as the official time keeper for the world championships in cycling, motorcycling, fencing and ice hockey and was used for the Davis Cup in 1957. Gaining worldwide prominence, it became a key sponsor for the Formula One teams Lotus, Renault and Sauber.
Known for its innovation and quality, Tissot stopwatches are used in almost all sports related event. The modern world allowed Tissot Company to innovate further and establish itself as the formidable premier in almost all watch innovations. For now, Tissot is famous for its watch known with the T-Touch technology. Its sensitive sapphire glasses uses tactile command to perform watch functions with ease and fashion. They incorporate a lot of functions in the T-Touch technology such as the compass, barometer, altimeter and even thermometers. T- Touch watches were once featured in films by Angelina Jolie, in the movies "Lara Croft Tomb Raiders" and "Mr & Mrs Smith".
A lot of prominent, famous people have worn Tissot watches such as the celebrity Carmen Miranda, the iconic Elvis Presley, Grace Kelly and Nelson Mandela.
Famous for its rapid innovative trait while maintaining quality and accuracy, it has gained a foothold as the official timekeeper of almost all-famous Sports Body worldwide. It has emerged as the sole icon of time accuracy among sport bodies. To mention a few known Sports Bodies are FIBA (The International Basketball Federation), FIE (International Fencing Federation), MotoGP, NASCAR, Asian Games, AFL (Australian Foot League), CBA (Chinese Basketball Association), UCI International Cycling Union), and the Commonwealth Games.
Tissot watches are products of endless toil and effort by a father and son. It's a combination of pure harmony likened to a music which melodiously blend together to produce a creative work of art. The injection of family values is closely reflected on their enduring character of always moving forward for progress and change. In the Tissot Company, change is inevitable yet it can be used to progress without defeating the ideals and motto of the company throughout this years. The iconic casting of the Tissot as a world class genius of creative innovation remains as the leader of all watch companies worldwide.
It cannot be relinquished as the only watch company that has a pile of premiers of watches for the future. Being innovative incurs a lot of foresight and anticipation of the trend in fashion. The inventors of these watches are not overnight success sensation but rather products of dedication of work, enthusiasm and versatility in progress.
Adaptation to the changing times is always a hurdle for inventors. It takes a lot of patience, foresight and versatility to come up with a creation that fits the future. The Tissot Company has evolved through the years for their untiring effort to modify, to innovate for future applicability and relevance. It would never get tired of recycling their ideas to formulate better watches for the next generation. If one would be contending to choose from an array of modern watches to be worn and use in the next future, it has to be a Tissot watch collection!
Born in yesteryears, mastered and perfected through time-tempered progress; a watchmaker truly to be anticipated in the next millennia, without question and doubt. A Tissot creation is innovatively created, built for versatility! Come see their products at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.