Mathey-Tissot is an independent watch company in Switzerland and manufactures exceptional timepieces under brand names Mathey-Tissot and Swiss Militaire by Big Ben. With a presence in more than 50 countries worldwide, Mathey-Tissot offers a rare blend of expertise, quality styling and personalized handling that unfortunately has all but gone from the watch industry. All Mathey-Tissot watches are assembled by hand in Chisasso, Switzerland and offers 3 years international guarantee.
The Mathey-Tissot Watch Company was founded in 1886 in the village of Les Ponts de Martel, Swiss Jura Mountains.
Mathey-Tissot was initially specialised in “repeater” watches, timepieces that chime the hour and half hour. Soon afterwards, the company undertook the production of chronographs (stop-watches), crafted with such ingenuity and precision that they were immediately successful. In fact, numerous prizes and awards for superlative quality were collected throughout Europe.
In 1890, the Boer War between England and South Africa erupted, and the demand for Mathey- Tissot’s fine watches became so great that a new larger factory was built. In the Kew Observatory Competition of 1914, Mathey-Tissot was represented by six chronographs, each with split-second timing. All not only passed the Class A rating with mention of “specially good”, but one had a record never previously attained. Later that same year Mathey-Tissot followed this accomplishment with the award of the Grand Prix at Berne’s Swiss National Exhibition. As the years passed, a striking array of other honours was earned by the famed craftsmen of Mathey-Tissot.
During World War I, Mathey-Tissot was called on to supply the United States Army Corps of Engineers with large quantities of precision chronographs, and Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander of the United States Expeditionary Forces, selected Mathey-Tissot as the watch to award to members of his staff.
In addition to its regular business of producing fine watches for jewellers throughout the world, Mathey-Tissot before and during World War II turned out thousands of timepieces for the United States armed forces and the British Navy.
Elvis Presley was one of the elite customers of Mathey-Tissot’s watches. The above featured timepiece was custom made for the legendary rock n roll star.
Mathey-Tissot Watch Collections
Today Mathey-Tissot offers a vast collection of timepieces suited for almost every aspect of life. These timepieces either come in quartz (usually Ronda) or automatic versions. To understand better we can categorise the collections as follows.
The classic line from Mathey-Tissot offers several timepieces collections like : Elegance, Retrograde, Retrograde Chrono, Skeleton Automatic, Dual time, Power reserve automatic, Vintage , Elisa, Orion, Classic Moon, Gota, Evasion II, Mystic, Mystere, Classic, Classic date and City. Most of the timepieces are quartz powered and automatic models are also available. Quartz timepieces are normally equipped with Swiss made RONDA movements like Ronda 6203B, Ronda 8040 N, Ronda 706.3, Ronda 515, 705, 751, 763, 765, 775, 1006, 1032, 1062, and Ronda 7004P. The important automatic timepieces from classic line are Skeleton automatic (Movement: IT 10) and Power reserve automatic (Valswiss Automatic BSR-02).
Time pieces from the classic line are available in all stainless steel 316L, Pink Gold Plated and Black PVD case versions. The other features include sapphire glass, leather/silicon straps and water resistance up to 5 ATM.
Under sports category, Mathey-Tissot offers exceptional timepieces suited for adventurous and sports activities. Equipped with a VALJOUX 7750 movement, the Storm collection offers sporty timepieces in Titanium, Black PVD and Pink Gold Plated versions. They offer water resistant to 100 meters, and suitable for sea side activities.
Those who like Mathey-Tissot quartz watches to accompany them to sea shores and ocean adventures, Nautica and Nautilus are two options. Equipped with Quartz Swiss Made RONDA 5030D movement, Nautica offers a water resistance up to 50 meters. Nautica is available in all stainless steel 316L, Black PVD and Pink Gold Plated case versions. Nautilus comes in a 316L stainless steel or Black PVD case and houses Ronda 505 quartz movement. This timepiece offers an exceptional power reserve of 200 meters and is supplied with a silicon strap.
Back to automatic versions under sports category, Monster Moon is an exceptional multi functional automatic timepiece equipped with VALJOUX 7751.
The Monster Moon, available in Stainless Steel, Black PVD and Pink Gold Plated versions, offer functions such as day, date, month, Moonphase, 24 hours indication and chronograph counters. This timepiece offers a water resistance up to 5 ATM. A quartz model, Monster is also available, which offers chronograph functions and date at 4’o clock.
Timepieces from Fashion line are dedicated to young customers who are fashion minded. These colourful and vibrant timepieces are quartz powered and available in Stainless Steel 316L, Ceramic, Yellow Gold Plated and Pink Gold Plated. Most of the timepieces are suited for small wrists, offering diameters from 30 mm to 42 mm. Equipped with Swiss made Ronda quartz movements.
For those who love luxurious timepieces, Mathey-Tissot also offers precious timepieces crafted in 18 carat gold. They come in quartz and automatic versions, and diamond studded models are also available.
For quartz versions, Mathey-Tissot has chosen state of the art ETA
quartz calibres. Automatic models are available with ETA 2677, ETA 7750,
ETA 2824, ETA 7751 and ETA 2892 A2.
Official website: http://www.mathey-tissot.net