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
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
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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