My Tissot Collection
The Tissot bumper automatic you see on the right side of this page is the one that started it all. My interest for vintage Tissot watches was awoken. The watchmaker Tissot was a leading brand until the quartz crises set them back. I really like the watches they made in the late 60's - late 70's. The outspoken cases, the innovative use of materials, the colorful dials and of course the high quality movements they used, are what makes vintage Tissot imho worthwhile collecting.
1968-1983: "A Wave of Youth"
In the 1960s and 70s, the baby-boom generation made youth into a distinct age group, with its own culture and means of expression. For the first time, Tissot created collections for teenagers, including models that were both chic and original.
Tissot also explored the possibilities opened up by new materials that were little-used in watchmaking. Synthetic materials, such as fiberglass, gave birth to fun and colorful models. From a technical point of view, they allowed for the creation of a revolutionary movement: the Astrolon.
Quartz collections increased in popularity, strengthened by the close collaboration between Tissot and the world of Formula 1: from 1976, the brand partnered with teams such as Ensign, Renault and Lotus, and internationally-renowned racers like Jacky Ickx, Clay Regazzoni, and Mario Andretti.
Tissot: 150 Years of History (1853-2003)
The complete history of 150 years Tissot has been documented by Estelle Fallet. A must have for the Tissot watch collector. An exhaustive source of information on the different Tissot collections, production dates & numbers , calibers but also information on the Tissot family, the financial and political environment and the merging of Tissot with other Swiss watch brands.