This week, at Château des Monts in Le Locle, the winners of the International Timing Competition were awarded. For the “Classic – Enterprise” division, the first prize went to Tissot SA. This competition was held in the name of accuracy perfection and expertise in the watchmaking path, particularly in the sphere of contemporary mechanical timing.
Following scientific, technical and cultural processes that were carried out in the official laboratories of Besançon’s Observatory and by the Swiss Official Controlling of Timing in Bienne and Le Locle, and also by being exposed to specifically tough magnetic fields and shocks at the Haute Ecole Arc in le Locle, the jury revealed the winners of the Enterprise categories.
The winner of this year’s “Classic” category is Tissot “Le Locle” – the watch that has been named for the home of Tissot in the Swiss Jura mountains. This timepiece comprises the innovative and traditional values of the Tissot, and represents a symbolic watch to the brand classic range.
“Receiving this award is a great honor for us and we would like to dedicate it to everyone that contributed to our knowledge and expertise, which remains unique to Switzerland” said the President of Tissot, Francois Thiébaud.
This gentleman’s watch houses the well-known Swiss made ETA 2824-2 automatic mechanical movement which is famous for its high quality and reliability. Named after the mother commune of the Neuchâtel Mountains, the Le Locle embodies the brand’s craftsmanship heritage and brings almost timeless appeal. This exquisite timekeeper features a stainless steel case, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and 30 meters (100 feet) of water resistance.
The Swiss watchmaker already won the first place at the International Timing Competition back in 1885, for their pocket watch timing movement. Tissot has a long and well respected history including many awards and recognitions for innovation and design. These competitions allow the brand to keep reaching further in improving the quality of their products, as well as positioning themselves as a brand in a competitive market.
The house of Tissot is a watchmaker with nearly 160 years of experience behind it, and exactly this experience makes the company what it is today.