Tissot – Innovators by Tradition


After 25 long years, my colleague Mr. Ram was retiring from service at the end of the month. Working alongside him for almost ten years I had got to know Mr. Ram up close and personally – he was my friend, mentor, confidant at the workplace and I was going to really miss seeing his cheerful face each morning. A going away present was in order and the eight of us working in the department decided to get together and gift him an elegant timepiece. 

I thought we could pick out a classy, luxury watch from a renowned brand so I visited my favourite place to buy watches; https://www.citywatches.in, to check out options. The extensive line up of Tissot watches had me impressed so much so that I decided to look up the brand.

Founded in 1853 in Switzerland, Tissot is a Swiss watch brand, a subsidiary of the Swatch Group since 1983.  Watch experts classify the Tissot as a high-end but affordable Swiss watch brand. Tissot mass produces mechanical watches that use Swiss manufactured movements and components that are assembled in Switzerland. As such Tissot watches can be classified as original “Swiss-made”.

The “Swiss-made” tag guarantees the reliability and performance of a watch. Tissot is one of the most respected and well-known brands in the affordable luxury range of watches. The term luxury entails comfort and a Tissot watch is an extremely comfortable fit for the wearer. The brand is known to use high quality materials in the manufacture of their watches, creating some beautiful and innovative timepieces that don’t break the bank.

Tissot has a presence in more than 150 countries, such is the popularity and faith in the brand. Worldwide appeal and recognition have led them to become sponsors of at least a dozen or so international events. Some of the most respected and renowned personalities endorse their products. Over the years, the Tissot brand has remained true to its slogan “Innovator by Tradition” by giving us some of the most amazing timepieces with unique designs and advanced functionalities.

With such an admirable history backing the Tissot brand, it seemed appropriate to gift Mr. Ram a Tissot watch. Citywatches.in had an awesome collection of Tissot timepieces in prices ranging from Rs. 10,000/- to upwards of Rs.1,00,000/-.

The Tissot Heritage Visodate T118.410.16.277.00 Quartz Men’s Watch caught my attention mainly for its traditional, old fashioned look. The design clarity was remarkable. The white dial with stainless steel hour markers and simple hands along with the vintage Tissot logo lend a touch of elegance to the piece.

As with every other Tissot timepiece, the Tissot Heritage Visodate uses the best quality materials in a sapphire crystal, a quartz movement and leather strap. The vintage vibe it gives off, the Tissot Heritage Visodate Quartz seemed like the perfect choice for Mr. Ram. And, with a small discount, this classy timepiece cost us an affordable Rs. 16,000/-.