Tissot, founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son, Charles-Émile Tissot in Le Locle, Switzerland. In 1858 Charles-Émile went to Russia and began to sell their savonnette pocket watches across the Russian Empire.
Tissot merged with the watch brand Omega in 1930 and the collaborated Tissot-Omega watches are still looked for by collectors today. Tissot’s first official timekeeping partnership was in 1938, they timed a series of Ski races in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. In 1983, Tissot became a member of the Swatch Group Ltd.
Tissot moving into the present is a repeatedly recognised brand. Tissot has been named the Offical Timekeeper and Partner of many disciplines; including, the NBA, FIBA and CBA; cycling with the Tour de France and the UCI World Cycling Championships; motorsports with MotoGPTM, the FIM World Superbike Championship and rugby with the RBS 6 Nations Championship, TOP14, the European Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups. It is also the Official Timekeeper of the World Championships of fencing and ice hockey and of the AFL.
Tissot watches are authentic, accessible and use advanced materials, supreme functionalities and are meticulously designed. Tissot stands by the philosophy, Innovators by Tradition.