Tissot has been crafting Swiss watches since 1853. The father and Son team of watch makers was the first to mass produce the pocket watch. This was just one of many firsts, which the company would experience. From there, Tissot became the first maker to craft a watch from plastic, rock, wood, and Mother-of-Pearl. Yes, Tissot is still an innovative force to be reckoned with. For many years, the company was making watches, primarily for men. As a matter of fact, 85% of their production was in men’s timepieces, but in 1998 the watch makers took off in a different direction. The T-Collection for women was launched, and was met with great appreciation. It seems as though the timing was right to open up to the world of women’s sport watches.
The Tissot Women’s T-Classic is one of their most traditional designs. It is crafted from polished stainless-steel, and offers clean lines and sophisticated appeal. The feminine sizing is smaller, yet not so delicate that it loses its power. It is a highly accurate Swiss Quartz model, which is water resistant to 50 meters. It features a Mother-of-Pearl dial and silver accents. The most attractive aspect of this timepiece, is the price…it retails for $220.00. A great price for a quality Tissot watch.
Since there is still a buzz in the air about the 2010 Olympic Games, I think it’s fitting to take some time and look over the Omega Olympic Collection. Omega’s partnership with the Olympic Games goes way back, 70 years to be exact. It seems fated that the company with the Greek originated name would end up having such a strong relationship with the Olympics. As the Official Timekeeper to the Olympic (and Paralympic) Games, Omega’s reputation for precision and excellence has only improved. The Olympic Collection is made up of six timepieces. Each one replicates designs that the Swiss watchmaker has produced for the 1932-1960 Olympic Games. The watches are all individual, but there are a few similarities. All the hours are marked by Arabic numerals, and the Omega logo and name are displayed above the hands, in a bright red. The seconds hand is also in this vibrant red shade. Of course, the Olympic rings adorn the face, and the case back is inscribed with the Official Timekeeper stamp, certifying its authenticity. The Seamaster Chronograph, Speedmaster Date, and the De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph are all Omega designs that make up the Olympic Collection, as well as the De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph Women’s watch. Keeping time for the Olympics, and you…Omega!
Let’s get off to a fast start by racing over to Tag Heuer. The Tag Heuer name is synonymous with sport watches, and for good reason. Tag Heuer has created a highly successful watch line around the principles of performance. Exceptional quality and futuristic innovation make up these watches. They do the hard work…we reap the benefits. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Men’s watch is revved up and ready to race. This extremely cool and sporty men’s watch will catch your eye, but let’s see what’s under the hood first. The WAh1112.BT0714 Formula 1 Men’s Watch by Tag Heuer is one of the company’s newer chronographs. Born from collaboration between Formula 1 Champion, Fernando Alonso and the Tag Heuer designers, this watch has extreme style and functionality. The chronographic functions of this watch are for minutes, seconds, and 1/10th of seconds. This is a watch water resistant to 200 meters, and features a crystal made from hard scratch resistant sapphire glass. The bezel is crafted of titanium carbide and is also scratch resistant. The dial is a racing red, with silver hands, arms, and sub dials. The face is encircled by a jet black ring, and this is all set on a brushed stainless-steel bracelet. Quite a striking men’s watch!