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The History Behind Tissot Watches

From 1853 to the present day, Tissot has continually surprised and delighted customers having its product innovation. A relentless pioneering spirit led the organization from the foundation inside the small Swiss Jura capital of scotland - Le Locle, with a presence in 150 countries. From its first pocket watch with two time zones in 1853 to its revolutionary touch-screen technology T-Touch watch, Tissot has presented a series of firsts in terms of technology, materials, and design, going as far as creating watches made from rock, wood, and pearl.

From the beginning, Tissot have also been dedicated to taking its innovations to destinations well past the Swiss borders. In 1858, the founder's son, Charles-Emile Tissot, left Le Locle for Russia and properly sold Tissot savonnette pocket watches across this reasonably - Continue Reading - massive and influential empire.

International expansion went from strength to strength and Tissot is today the best producer with the traditional Swiss watch industry in number of units. Offered by 16,000 Points of Sale across five continents, Tissot products give you a wide selection of watches to match diverse functional needs and tastes.

Over time many key figures have owned Tissot watches. In the realm of pop culture there has been many big names to have a Tissot watch, including actress Sarah Bernhardt, singer Carmen Miranda, Elvis, Marilyn monroe, and Nelson Mandela. Football (Soccer) hero Michael Owen, pioneering female IndyCar driver Danica Patrick, and world champion MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden are a several big sports icons around the globe to possess "sported" Tissot watches.

And as representative timekeeper and partner of MotoGP, NASCAR, and the World Championships of fencing, cycling, and hockey, Tissot clearly expresses its firmly held values of performance, precision, and pushing the boundaries of watch making to new limits.

Today, with four main ambassadors, Tissot has become "More than the usual watch," his or her slogan indicate. International football player Michael Owen has been a Tissot Ambassador since 1998. As Tissot says, he personifies the Tissot values of performance, innovation and excellence in the his personal and career.

Indy Car driver Danica Patrick is an additional Tissot Ambassador, who competes in the sport where performance is what truly matters and timing is key, just like Tissot. 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden competes in a sport where technologies are advancing all of it enough time, like Tissot in the world of watches.

The 4th current Ambassador for Tissot is Barbie Xu, a star with the Chinese artistic scene. Together with her huge impact within the Asian region, Barbie Xu is really a growing phenomenon as well as the Chinese face of Tissot worldwide.
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