Tissot: The Touching timepieces

It’s been almost a decade and a half since Tissot T-Touch hit the market as the first wristwatch with a touch-screen LCD. There was no iPhone in the year 2000, so it was quite a sweet sensation to tech-lovers and over the years, it has evolved to keep watch-nerds smiling. Whatever your challenge may be, there’s one T-Touch for everyone. The nearest to the original, is however; the T-Touch II.

The T-Touch is the flagship watch of the Tissot sports line and still stays the same except for the earlier faulty movement. The new movement gave the T-Touch its venerable status. Its bold style remains unaltered.

Why, then, the T-Touch II? No, not because they wanted to mothball the old model; rather, they wanted to make it better without changing the original. The T-II looks a lot bolder for its larger LCD screen, fights water/humidity better and most importantly, there is a backlight! It comes with a larger number of options, too.

So, would you buy a T-Touch when you also have the T-II at hand? Personally, I think, it’s a great piece of history to wear; the T-Touch is one of the first wrist-computers built by a Swiss house. Though not as magical as the T-II with its alti-, baro- and thermometer and despite an absence of a hands-based compass function, it’s a cool gadget with a chunky look and does not come with horror stories.

Tissot took the next step when they combined their T-Race line with Touch; the T-Race Touch takes the best out of both and puts them in one package. Some of these are the dual time and date zones with alarms, tide schedules, lap and split chronograph functions, a compass and two timers. And it does all that without cluttering the dial and case with overabundant markings and buttons/pushers or devising labyrinthine operational procedures. Passing on to a desired mode is direct; there’s no need to cycle through every other mode to select one. IMHO, it’s not as overwhelming as some of the highly technical watches out there.

So that’s it! I’ll round-off things before hitting the finish mark. The entire T-Touch family is your partner in any game you’ll like it to be and shall prove to be your best sports buddy. Their smooth style offers ultimate comfort both on and off the sports arenas and their subtle demeanor helps them double up as regular work-wear. Staying in touch with the latest technology is bound to equip you from the core. Take off on any journey of your choice – high above or through the splendid oceans – as a modern adventurer eager to face higher challenges both in the wild and in the urban territories.