Tissot, two-time winner of the International Timing Competition in the Classic - Enterprise category

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The prizes of the International Timing Competition were awarded Thursday, October 24th at the Time Museum of Besançon, in the name of precision perfection and expertise in the watchmaking arena, specifically in the domain of contemporary mechanical timing. Tissot SA was already awarded first place in 2011 for the "Classic - Enterprise" category. This year, the brand proved itself again as an expert in its field by winning it once more, in addition to also receiving second place.

Following scientific, technical and cultural procedures that were carried out in official certified laboratories of Besançon's Observatory and by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (Swiss Official Controlling of Timing) in Bienne (as well as being exposed to particularly tough magnetic fields and shocks at the Haute Ecole Arc in le Locle), the jury revealed the great winners of the Enterprise categories - Ecole, Classic and Tourbillons.

Derived from the Tissot T-Complication collection, the leader of this year's "Classic" category portrays the innovative and traditional values of the brand. It celebrates the art of watchmaking and, more particularly, Tissot's 160 years of expertise in that area. As such, this watch is symbolic to the Tissot classic range. The second prize was awarded to a piece derived from the same collection and demonstrates the consistent quality of Tissot products.

Tissot is accustomed to participating in timing contests and, in 1884, the company received first place for its pocket watch timing movement. These contests allow the brand to keep reaching further and pushes its limits in terms of the quality of its products, proving itself as a competitive brand.

Francois Thiébaud, Tissot President, emphasizes, "Receiving this award is a great honour for us. It confirms an expertise developed over multiple centuries, which allows the Swiss watchmaking industry to excel. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to that success within Tissot, the Swatch Group and within other contributing enterprises."

Today, Tissot continues to be more dynamic and motivated than ever on the watchmaking path, gaining priceless knowledge every single day after 160 years. This was celebrated this year worldwide, remembering the good times that brought the company to where it presently stands when producing jewels such as these.

Image with caption: "Mr. François Thiébaud, President of Tissot (left), and Mr. Nicolas Clerc, Head of Product Department, Tissot (right), accepting first prize from the International Timing Competition in the classic category. (CNW Group/TISSOT S.A.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131028_C7464_PHOTO_EN_32615.jpg

SOURCE: TISSOT S.A.

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