The 1853 founded Swiss watchmaker Tissot announced earlier this year that the company for the next 5 years the official timekeeper of the tour de France and others, by the Amaury organization (A.S.O.) organized time trial race, sport is.
In addition, Tissot has initiated a partnership with the city of Berne where the Tour de France from the 18th-20th July 2016 will also perform.
On this occasion, a countdown clock was unveiled in the town center with the anticipation for the tour de France to be underlined, of Bern, to the railway station.
Alexander Tschäppät, Mayor of Bern, commented:
“It is a great honour for the city of Berne, in cooperation with the world famous Swiss brand Tissot to welcome the tour de France with us. The countdown in the town center fired the anticipation of this extraordinary event.”
Tissot is part of the Swatch Group and is active in the medium price segment, rather, why quartz movements in the models are also to a large extent used. The image of the brand is good, which is why the clocks nor with too great discounts on the EIA to get are – the 10% can be but in there.
It anyway, of course obvious that Tissot now short-term collection brings out a new tour de France.
The leading model is that Tissot T-touch solar Tour de France 2016 limited edition, which is applied in a number of world’s 500 copies. The lightweight titanium case measures 45 mm, comes with Sapphire Crystal and features like compass, altitude / height differential gauge and Chronograph, which can be controlled with a touch.
On the dial of the solar-powered watch, the Paris Arc de Triomphe was immortalized, emblematic of the objective stage of the “great loop”. As a result, the clock is what rather for real hardcore fans of the tour de France.
Alternative: Casio G-shock models
Other models of the Tissot Tour de France collection
Tissot T-race touch Tour de France 2016 Special Edition:
A multifunction quartz clock controlled by touch, which is very easy due to their aluminium housing. By the missing arch significantly more discreet and more my taste. EIA: 475,00 euro
Tissot PR 100 Tour de France 2016 Special Edition:
A relatively simple quartz watch with yellow second hand and distinctive “T” at the end. The pattern on the dial represents a stylized wheel rim-I had to look twice but to recognize it as such. EIA: 385,00 euro
Tissot PRC 200 Tour de France 2016 Special Edition:
Quartz chronograph with synthetic strap in the stripe design. His Crown and the screw-down Caseback makes the watch water resistant up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m). She is well prepared for any contact with water.
The model is essentially the long available Tissot PRC 200 chronograph – just with other band and tour de France Caseback.
EIA: 435,00 euro
Tissot T-race Tour de France 2016 Special Edition:
A quartz chronograph in tour colours with rotating bezel-optionally available in carbon optics or white mother-of-Pearl Dial. The two models are very close to the motor sports models of Tissot (such as T-race MotoGP). I find the Pearl version too feminine, the carbon dial variant I like very well, but rather sprayed motor sport feeling. MSRP: 620,00 euro
Alternative: which is visually not so close, but also very athletic Steinhart Racetimer black with ETA 7750 automatic movement and 44 mm titanium case. To get to €940 directly from the manufacturer.
Alternative 2: Visually much closer is sure the Union Glashütte Belisar mens chronograph (D002. 627.27.207. 00), also with carbon dial and yellow accents. Case diameter 43 mm. The clock is driven by a Swiss ETA automatic movement. That you of course not too deep should stack with the name “Glass works” at the price, know also the Swatch Group, Union Glashütte also belongs-cost: just over €2000.
All Tissot Tour de France watches are expected to be available in June at businesscarriers.com.