Tradition meets modern technology

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Tissot revolutionized the watch business with their first T-Touch model, introduced in 1991. It had a “tactile” sapphire glass that let the wearer take control of the functions by simply touching the glass. The technology has been refined since the introduction and there are now several different ranges with Tissot’s T-Touch.

by  Britta Rossander

Tissot has a long history of being among the avant-garde in ideas and design. Just remember for example the Rock Watch and the Wood Watch, two memorable hits of the 1980’s watch industry.

Rock Watch - one of  Tissot’s great successes of  all time.

Rock Watch – one of
Tissot’s great successes of
all time.

All the watches in the T-Touch series are equipped with a compass, a thermometer, an alarm and a chronograph as standard. The special functions are activated by pressing the glass screen. Information about temperature, alarm activation and chronograph are all shown on the digital display, which also shows the time. The compass uses the hands to locate the magnetic North Pole.

The Wood Watch was also introduced during the 1980’s. It became huge, but not as huge as its predecessor, the Rock Watch.

The Wood Watch was also introduced during the 1980’s. It became huge, but not as huge as its predecessor, the Rock Watch.

Going through the different functions is easy – just press the button on the side, the crystal is activated and all the wearer has to do is simply touch the glass in the right place.

The latest model is the T-Touch Expert Solar, powered by solar energy. The sunshine makes the index light up in the dark and charges the watch. This model comes well equipped with functions like an eternity calendar, two alarms, two time zones, gauges for air pressure and elevation, a chronograph, a compass, a timer, a regatta function and background lighting. No efforts have been spared for this high technology watch.