Mathey-Tissot

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.

History
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.

  • Classic
  • Sports
  • Fashion
  • Gold

Classic
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.

Sports
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.

Fashion
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.

Gold
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

Mathey-Tissot “1886” Limited Edition – Designed by Eric Giroud

At Baselworld 2018, the historical watch brand Mathey-Tissot presented the “1886” limited edition timepiece designed by world renowned Swiss watch designer Eric Giroud.

Targeting access through affordability thanks to an attractive pricing strategy, the new Mathey-Tissot “1886” sets itself up as an aesthetic landmark at this year’s edition of the international watch-making fair.

The famous designer, Eric Giroud, delved deep into the brand’s golden age for his inspiration. He was able not only to extract the aesthetic codes peculiar to MatheyTissot, but also transcend them artistically. Something of a mix between an encounter and a discovery, the resultant “1886” is a watch that prefers to abandon the sporty look in favour of adopting the values of universal elegance championed in the 70s. Three hands, the graphic subtlety of the date aperture, stylish sobriety.

Beyond these, the watch features gently rounded forms and matt sandblasted finish, transforming it into an exquisitely tactile object. And, last but not least, the gently domed crystal and winding crown nestling into the circumference of a powerfully graphical dial, its strong lines softened by the distinctive case-middle with protective horns.

The “1886”, with its soft rounded curves, contemporary visual appeal and organic touches, has suddenly and unabashedly opted for a lively colour scheme. The idea of using smoky shades would have been purely whimsical for designer Eric Giroud if Mathey-Tissot’s past had not already given them historical legitimacy. The legendary colour graduations, Mathey-Tissot’s focal palette, systematically call up and deviate from the customary Pantone colour chart in a bid to remain faithful to the bold aesthetics of the brand’s prestigious past. The smoky green, brown, blue and grey, and, likewise, the deep, reassuring black have been a feature of the brand’s DNA consistently throughout the 130 years of its uninterrupted industrial and manufacturing history. The unique new shades are all as many aesthetic sparks replete with powerful static charge and colour force to electrify the sombre darkness.

Technical details
Mathey-Tissot “1886” limited edition

Dials
1886 pieces with 5 different coloured dials: black, smoky green, smoky red, smoky grey, smoky blue and smoky brown

Movement
Sellita SW200 automatic mechanical caliber
EG1886A (N/V/R/S/BU/M) Swiss-made quartz caliber

Case
316L steel with matt sandblasted finish
Water-resistant to 5 ATM i.e. 50 metres
Winding crown with push-piece and double seal
Antireflection treated domed sapphire dial crystal, transparent back
Dimensions: 42 mm diameter; 11.8 mm thick; lug-to lug distance 48 mm

Strap
Genuine Italian leather crocodile-print strap with deployant buckle

Retail price
RRP in CHF: Mechanical version CHF 1,500.00 (ex. VAT), quartz version CHF 500 (ex. VAT)

Mathey-Tissot Edmond AM 1886 Calibre 98

Traditional Swiss watch maker Mathey-Tissot announces its latest creation Edmond AM 1886 Calibre 98, a mechanical hand wound wristwatch for those who are deeply passionate about their timepieces and to watchmaking heritage.

Established in Les Ponts-de-Martel in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland 132 years ago in 1886, the Mathey-Tissot  watch company specialized in minute repeaters and chronographs, winning numerous prizes and awards for quality and performance. Today, Mathey-Tissot makes an elegant selection of timepieces for men and women, with a special expertise in extraordinary dials.

Produced in a limited edition of 200 pieces, the Edmond AM 1886 has a case of 316L stainless steel with rose gold PVD, featuring a dial with windows cut into it to expose the wheels and gears of the hand-wound calibre 98. The watch is water resistant to 50 metres.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, MT calibre 98, 28,800 vib/h (4Hz)

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds subsidiary dial

Case
316L stainless steel, black or rose gold PVD, 42 mm, thickness 11 mm
Sapphire crystal front with open caseback
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165ft)

Dial
White, black or blue with central guilloche pattern on the inner dial, open windows to reveal the movement
Applied Roman numerals and indexes, leaf shaped hands
Small seconds at 6 o’clock

Strap
Special issue black or blue genuine leather

Mathey-Tissot Edmond Automatic Limited Edition

The Edmond Automatic Limited Edition timepiece celebrates the 130th anniversary of the traditional Swiss watch brand Mathey-Tissot. Produced in a limited edition of 130 pieces, this timepiece comes in stainless steel pink gold plated case measuring 42mm diameter and 11mm thickness. Inside beats the Swiss made automatic ETA 2824 movement.

The Edmond Automatic Limited Edition boasts an elegant chocolate dial with opening at 12’o clock offering a glimpse of the self winding movement ticks inside. Around this opening, also displays LES PONTS DE MARTEL, the name of village in Swiss Jura Mountains from where Mathey-Tissot has started its operations 130 years back.

Non limited versions of Edmond Automatic are also available. These versions come in stainless steel case, with options of pink gold or yellow gold plating. The non limited edition does not feature the dial opening at 12’o clock but features a date window at 3’o clock. The movement used for non limited series is Swiss made IT20 automatic calibre.

Technical details
Movement
Swiss Made Automatic
Limited Edition: Swiss Made Automatic ETA 2824
Non-limited edition: Swiss Made Automatic IT20

Case
Stainless Steel 316L Pink Gold Plated
Glass: Sapphire
Diameter: 42 mm
Case Thickness: 11 mm
Water Resistant: 5 ATM
Straps: Leather

Limited Edition
Quantity: 130 pieces Worldwide

Mathey-Tissot Power Reserve Automatic

Equipped with the Swiss made Valswiss Automatic BSR-02 calibre, the Mathey-Tissot Power Reserve Automatic is an elegant timepiece from the traditional Swiss watch brand whose origins can be traced back to 1886. This watch comes in a 43mm diameter stainless steel case with an option of pink gold plating.

Available in different dial versions, the Mathey-Tissot Power Reserve Automatic boasts Roman numeral hour markers (some versions are available with simple indexes), small seconds counter at 9’o clock featuring red hands, and retrograde power reserve indication at 4’o clock. The Valswiss Automatic BSR-02 calibre offers 36 hours of power reserve when fully wound.

The onion style crown adds further elegance to the timepiece. The front glass is made of scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistance of the timepiece is 50 meters. The Mathey-Tissot Power Reserve Automatic is available with matching black or brown leather strap.

Technical details
Movement: Valswiss Automatic BSR-02 13 Lignes, 27 Rubis
36h Power Reserve
Case: All stainless steel 316L, Pink Gold Plated
Diameter: 43 mm
Case Thickness: 11 mm
Glass: Sapphire
Water resistant: 5 ATM
Straps: Leather

MATHEY-TISSOT Smart 6940PM

In 1886, the first watches to bear the Mathey-Tissot name left the tranquil village of Les Ponts-de-Martel in the Swiss Jura mountains and set out to win over admirers of finely crafted timepieces around the world. Smart, the latest piece from the Mathey-Tissot ateliers, which are now located in the canton of Ticino, carries on this tradition.

The elegant cushion-shaped case with its pink gold-plating exudes classic style tinged with modernity while the dial, in a chocolate-brown hue, eschews excess. The elongated hour-markers add a note of subdued elegance while ensuring time can be read at a glance.

The date is shown in a window at 6 o’clock. A leather strap completes the whole while bringing a touch of ultimate refinement to this skilfully composed harmony of gold and chocolate shades.

Technical details
Movement
Quartz, Ronda 505 h6 calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
Pink gold-plated steel, 42 mm
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)

Dial
Chocolate
Pink gold-plated hands and hour-markers
Date window at 6 o’clock

Strap
Chocolate leather