Tissot was founded in 1853 by father and son duo Charles-Félicien and Charles-Émile Tissot in the Swiss city of Le Locle, where the company is still headquartered today. Tissot, founded in the Neuchâtel region of the Jura Mountains, attracted a large and devoted following around the world with its precision-made gold-cased pocket watches.
From there, in 1930, Tissot merged with Omega, and since 1983, both brands have been part of the larger Swatch Group, where they produce high-end watches. Charles and Paul Tissot formed SSIH with the help of Omega in 1930 to cushion the blow of the Great Depression that had begun the previous year. When SSIH merged with ASUAG (Allgemeine Schweizerische Uhrenindustrie AG) 53 years later, the result was the Swatch Group.
Tissot now manufactures a wide range of high-end timepieces, from traditional mechanical dress watches to cutting-edge quartz sports watches with sapphire crystal touch-screens. Its rich history is reflected in the cutting-edge watches it produces today, despite the fact that the company embraces cutting-edge trends and technologies within the pages of its remarkably diverse portfolio.