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Mechanical Movements

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Mechanical Movements

A Tissot mechanical movement contains an average of 100 finely manufactured parts. The balance wheel lies at the heart of the movement and ensures its accuracy. With its constant backwards and forwards movement, the balance and the balance spring divides the time into equal portions, thereby accurately regulating the movement of time. The movements of the balance spring, called oscillations, are what causes your watch to “tick”. The balance wheel’s total oscillations equate to 385,000 turns a day.
Diamonds

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Diamonds

Tissot diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflicts and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. Tissot hereby guarantees that these diamonds are conflict-free, based on personal knowledge and / or written guarantees provided by the supplier of our diamonds.
Gold

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Gold

The carat is a unit of purity for gold alloys (24-carat gold = 100 % pure gold ). Tissot uses 18-carat gold ( 75 % pure gold ) in the manufacturing of its watch cases and bracelets. Depending on the required colour, the alloy changes slightly : - 18K yellow gold is generally made of 75 % gold, 12.5 % silver and 12.5 % copper ; - 18K rose gold is obtained by adding more copper than silver ; - 18K white gold is obtained by adding more silver ( or palladium ) than copper.

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Swissness

It goes without saying that the Swiss Made label is one of our core values alongside tradition, precision and innovation. So it is not surprising that Tissot gladly supports and promotes projects that share its values. Tissot has been involved in Swiss Alpine tourism and Switzerland’s mountain scenery for many years through various partnerships. It partners the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), with whom it shares an allegiance to tradition, as well as the ever-innovative Jungfrau railways. Tissot itself boosted this pursuit of innovation by supporting the First Cliff Walk by Tissot, in Grindelwald. The brand has an equally innovative presence on Glacier 3000, where Tissot has put its name to the world’s first suspension bridge linking two summits: Peak Walk by Tissot.
Sapphire

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Sapphire

Sapphire is the hardest natural element after diamond, enabling it to be scratch-resistant as it is unlikely to come into contact with harder materials. Therefore, it does not age and it possesses a permanent shine which is easily regenerated to its intrinsic splendour with simple cleaning.