The legacy of Tissot is varied in its richness and intrigue. Between Russian empires, anti-magnetic innovation and race cars, the history of this brand is anything but dull. Founded in 1863 by Félicion Tissot and his son Charles-Émile Tissot in the Swiss city of Le Locle, and later spread across the Russian empire by Charles-Émile in 1858, Tissot began its global enterprise of fine watchmaking explorations.

The innovations of Tissot outstretched farther than global distribution, when Tissot created the Tissot Antagnétique, the first watch of its kind to combat the widespread interferences of electricity to magnetic watches in the 1920s. A watch that was corroborated by scientific studies and commissioned to the Swiss laboratory for watchmaking research of Neuchâtel, an independent body.

Along with its rich technological history, Tissot also went on to present its legacy in the field of car racing. The story began with Swiss driver Harry Zweifel, after he sent Tissot a signed photograph in 1958 that read, “Meine Tissot ist an jedem Rennen dabei” (“My Tissot is by my side at every race”). And so, a long relationship with Tissot and not only car racing, but great sporting seasons began.

The vastly intriguing legacy that Tissot started in 1853 has only grown in its richness and has produced modern timepieces that exemplify fine watchmaking in the contemporary age. The Tissot Automatics III in the World’s Finest collective is classic in its silver styling, yet modern take on the perfect timepiece for the sporty and sophisticated wearer alike. Water resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30m/100ft) and manufactured in scratch-resistant Sapphire Crystal, its robust nature makes it the perfect compliment.

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