Tissot was awarded first and second place in the 'Classic - Enterprise' category of the International Timing Competition.
The prizes were award at the Time Museum of Besançon on 24th October 2013, celebrating "precision perfection and expertise in the watchmaking arena, specifically in the domain of contemporary mechanical timing."
During the judging process, watches were put through scientific, technical and cultural procedures in the official certified laboratories of Besançon’s Observatory and by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, and exposed to tough magnetic fields and shocks at the Haute Ecole Arc in le Locle. The jury awarded prizes in three Enterprise categories: Ecole, Classic and Tourbillons.
Tissot received the top two prizes in the Classic category, with both watches from the Tissot T-Complication collection. The winning watch is said to portray "the innovative and traditional values of the brand" and Tissot's 160 years of expertise.
"Receiving this award is a great honour for us," Francois Thiébaud, Tissot President, said. "It confirms a know-how developed over multiple centuries, which allows the Swiss watchmaking industry to excel. We would like to thank everyone that contributed to that success, within Tissot, the Swatch group and within other contributing enterprises."