Tissot is a Swiss manufacturer of mid-range to luxury watches. It was founded in 1853 in the Neuchâtel area and was acquired by the Swatch Group in 1983. Tissot is well-known for its very wide range of high-end timepieces that feature advanced technology. It is also known for its status as “Official Timekeeper” at many national and international sporting events.
Factors to Consider When Buying a Tissot Watch
Buyers have several factors they need to consider when purchasing a Tissot watch. These include budget, personal style, usage, and required features.
Buyers need to determine how much they would like to spend in order to narrow down their choice. Swatch Group, the parent company, consider Tissot to be a mid-range brand. However, the prices range from budget to reasonably expensive. The T-Trend, T-Classic and T-Sport lines all offer budget models. There are also a few T-Touch models with a mid-range price.
Style and Usage
Individual style and taste preferences play a huge part in the decision-making process. Fashion conscious buyers should consider the T-Trend line, which features contemporary designs. Sports lovers and outdoor enthusiasts have a large choice with the T-Sport and T-Touch models. The T-Classic will appeal to those who appreciate watches with a timeless design; these pair well with formal attire. Another consideration is the size of the watch compared to the wrist. Models with a narrower diameter tend to suit smaller wrists.
Many Tissot watch include high-end technical features such as water resistance up to 100 meters, a chronograph, multiple time zones, altimeters, backlighting, touch sensitivity, perpetual calendar, and scratch resistance. For those who just want a stylish-looking timepiece, these might not matter, but for sports enthusiasts, they are useful.
Popular Tissot Watch Models
Both men and women have a wide assortment of Tissot watches to choose from that suit most tastes and budgets. The styles range from classically designed timepieces to more technical contemporary innovations. These fall under four categories: T-Touch, T-Sport, T-Trend and T-Classic. The classic designs include both affordable and expensive models, while the cutting-edge sports designs in the T-Touch range have premium price tags.
The T-Touch line was introduced in 1999 and features tactile technology. These models have touch-sensitive sapphire crystals that allow owners to control features via touch. This includes the thermometers, barometers, compasses, and altimeters. They are highly technical watches and are popular among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. The models are available with either synthetic, or stainless-steel straps and come in a range of styles to suit most tastes. However, they have mostly a motor-racing aesthetic.
The Tissot watches in the T-Sport line feature robust designs that are casual yet refined in appearance. They come with sport-inspired elements in some models. These include chronograph elements, essential for split-second stopwatch timing. They are a suitable option for both men or women who want a timepiece that works equally well for sports or in the office. Some of the designs are intended for outdoor and recreational use, while others are more elegant, with subtle sporty styling.
These watches are Tissot’s cutting-edge line intended for fashion-conscious men and women. This range of contemporary timepieces blends classic design features with a clean, modern and rounded look. The Couturier models are some of the most popular in the Tissot T-Trend range and come with an understated yet accomplished feel, and some of the models include a chronograph. The designs are flexible and work well in office or casual settings.