Tissot has always been ahead of its time. While most may be familiar with the Swiss watchmaker’s stylish designs,Tissot is also a trailblazer in timepiece innovation.

The brand’s 160 year history reads like a catalogue of firsts. From the first anti-magnetic wristwatch ever assembled in 1930 – the Antimagnetic; to the T-touch in 1999 – the first tactile watch before touchscreen mobile phones were popular – Tissot’s innovations have been ahead of many other brands.

It’s not just technology that Tissot has pushed the boundaries of; the watchmaker has also experimented with some interesting materials. Swiss Alps granite was made into the 1985 Rockwatch and three years later, the Woodwatch was crafted out of Mediterranean briarwood.

Left: Powermatic 80 Movement; Tissot Lady Luxury Automatic

So to celebrate its 160th year in the watch business, Tissot has launched its latest revolutionary movement – the Powermatic 80. This ultra-precise movement has a power reserve of 80 hours as compared to the usual 42 and will be the running force of the Luxury Automatic timepiece range.

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary (18K Rose Gold)

The classic 1953 Navigator – the timepiece released when the brand turned a century old and the first watch in the world to feature 24 time zones – has also been reinvented into the Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary edition with a sleek 18K rose gold bezel and engraved casing. The watch is officially certified by Controle Official Suisse de Chronometres – you can rest assured that it will keep you right on time no matter where in the world you are.

Tissot Suntec boutique

Watch aficionados in Singapore will be excited to know that the Swiss watchmaker has set up its fourth store here at Suntec City. The 285 square feet store has a modern décor concept of a white palette incorporated with sophisticated glass elements and of course, an impressive range of Tissot timepieces stocked.

The new Tissot boutique is at #01-369 Suntec City. For more information, go to www.tissot.ch. Follow the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Tissot and Twitter @Twitter.