The PRX 40 205 is based on a famous design from 1978, with an indispensable timepiece and an integrated case and bracelet. The remarkably narrow, timeless and solid design makes this an ideal watch for those with a passion for design and an eye for ingenuity. This model features a blue dial with a sunburst finish.
The properties that sapphire glass gives to a watch are: extreme shock resistance and good legibility of the dial and hands due to the transparency. This material is the most robust after diamond and is mainly used in the luxury watch industry for its scratch-resistant properties. Sapphire glass can take different shapes allowing for different watch designs: flat, domed, concave or ground.
All Tissot watch cases are subject to various checks, including the water resistance test. Tissot tests the watch's ability to withstand shock, pressure and the ingress of liquids, gases and dust by simulating the real-life conditions the watch may be in.
The history of Tissot
Chs Tissot & Fils was founded in 1853 in Le Locle, in the Jura in Switzerland, by the father-son duo Charles-Félicien Tissot and Charles-Émile Tissot, born and raised there. Like most Swiss watchmakers founded at the time, Tissot started out as a comptoir, an assembler of parts sourced from individual makers in the region. In that first year, the company supplied between 1100 and 1200 watches to the region around Le Locle.
In 1858, the younger Tissot, Charles-Émile, left for Russia and, with the Tsar's blessing, sold Tissot pocket watches throughout the empire. Between 1860 and 1875, in addition to finished watches, Tissot also produced spare parts and watch tools, among other small items.
Also noteworthy is that throughout the period of the late 1800s, Tissot received numerous awards and prizes at various industrial exhibitions. Among the prizes won were the Diploma of Honor in Zurich in 1888, the Grand Prix and Gold Metal in Antwerp in 1890, the Grand Prix in Paris in 1900, and the First Prize for Chronometers and for Marine Chronometers in the Concours de l 'Observatoire de Neuchâtel in 1907.
Charles-Émile's son Charles was settled in Russia in the late 1880s. His son Paul was born in 1890, and daughter Marie in 1897. Both Paul and Marie would play an important role in the management of Tissot, with Paul looking after the general affairs with his father and Marie taking care of the day-to-day management of the company. would take.
In 1918, Tissot reorganized the workshops, turning them from a factory into a manufacturing company. The company made timepieces in its own factory and began mass production.
Times change, names change
As ownership of the company changed and passed from father to son (and behind the scenes, daughter), so did the name. In 1865 the company became Charles-Emile Tissot & Fils. In 1917 the name changed again, to Chs. Tissot & Fils - SA.
In 1930 and the new partnership with Omega, Tissot went under the SSIH banner, and in 1976 the name Tissot Marché Suisse SA appeared. Finally, in 1982, Tissot did business under the formal name Tissot SA.