Where are Tissot Watches Made?

Tissot watches are known universally for their precision and quality. They are based in Le Locle in Switzerland, with a long and imposing history dating back to 1853. Tissot SA operate under the worlds biggest Swiss timepiece manufacturer, the Swatch Group, and have done so since 1983. The Swatch Group are also known for their extensive line of high-end jewelry and Swatch watches.

Official Timekeeper

Due to their precision timekeeping, Tissot watches are officially used by several sporting bodies. The brand has been an official timekeeper of cycling, ice hockey, MotoGP, the International Basketball Federation, the Women’s National Basketball Association,  and the Fencing World Championships – and this is to name but a few.

Swiss-Made

Tissot watches carry the ‘Swiss made’ label, which makes them highly sought after. However, unlike brands such as Rolex and Jaeger-le-Coultre, Tissot watches are more affordable for the average shopper. Their products are in demand around across the world as they hold the ‘Swiss-made’ tag without costing a small fortune.

To earn the ‘Swiss-made’ tag, watches must:

  • Contain a Swiss movement
  • Have a movement that is cased in Switzerland
  • Have had its final inspection carried out in Switzerland. 

You may be wondering, how can such a high-quality product that is made in Switzerland be so affordable? The answer is that Tissot SA are a part of the Swatch Group. This allows them to make the most of components that are purchased in bulk. 

In addition to this, it is still possible for watch manufacturers to purchase many of their components from outside of Switzerland while still maintaining that coveted ‘Swiss-made’ tag.

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