Innovative Tissot Time…

Tissot Watches hold the distinction of being true innovators of time since the brand was founded during 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot. The father and son team introduced the very first mass-produced pocket watches in Tissot’s early days and followed with the first pocket watch featuring two time zones.

In 1930 Tissot launched the world’s first non-magnetic timepiece. They followed in 1951 with the Tissot Navigator, the world’s first self-winding watch with 24 separate time zones. The Tissot Rockwatch, released in 1985 was the first watch to feature a case made of natural stone. Meanwhile the Tissot Twotimer, introduced a year later was the world’s first analog/digital with seven different functions operated by a single crown.

During the early 1980’s, Tissot became a member of the Swatch Watch Group and the brand’s innovative horological spirit continued with the introduction of the T-Touch watch in 1999.

Tissot T-Touch Sailing

This state-of-the-art tactile watch with a touch sensitive sapphire crystal enables the user to access various tasks on the dial, including compass, alarm, tide and chronograph functions.

Revolutionary in its time, the Tissot T-Touch watch preceded the touch-screen technology currently used in smart phones by close to a decade …and is one  of the first real
“Smart Watches”.

The analog/digital dial features two alarm functions, a built-in compass, countdown timer, chronograph and chrono lap functions.Tissot T-Touch watches are still widely popular today and come in many specialized styles, including racing, sailing and sports models, which are available today at

You can easily chart your course with the Tissot T-Touch Sailing chronograph. This nautical inspired men’s analog/digital watch has a robust stainless steel case, presented on a hard-wearing black rubber strap with a deployment clasp buckle. The rotating blue countdown bezel with screened markers surrounds the vibrant blue dial with luminous hands and hour markers.

Tissot T-Touch II

Digital functions include a compass, alarm, tide, weather, regatta and speed indicators. Built-in back lighting on the dial is ideal for night time viewing. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters. T-Touch Sailing watch is 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

The T-Touch II Diamond women’s chronograph is a real eye-opener in diamonds, titanium and leather. This oversized women’s watch is chic and appealing with an exceptionally lightweight titanium case and attractive black leather strap with a convenient deployment clasp.

The bidirectional rotating compass bezel with engraved markers frames the iridescent black mother-of-pearl dial with fifty-three shimmering inlaid diamond accents, luminous hands and markers. Digital functions include compass, altimeter, barometer, alarm, chrono split and thermometer functions.

Features include quality Swiss quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters. T-Touch II women’s watch is 43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Tissot T-Touch Racing

Tissot is the official time-keeper of NASCAR auto racing and the Tissot T-Touch Racing chronograph is ideal for auto racing enthusiasts. The robust Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is presented on an attractive white silicone strap with a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

The stationary stainless steel bezel with black screened markers encircles the iridescent mother-of-pearl dial with luminous hands and markers, along with alarm, compass, timer, tide, lap, chrono and chrono-split functions.

Features include precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 100 meters. T-Touch Racing chronograph is 43mm wide and 13mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at

Tissot store image courtesty of Wiki Commons.

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