Milan, September 25, 2014. Today, a stunning event took place in Milan, inside the prestigious National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci for the launch of the first tactile watches powered by solar energy, the Tissot T-Touch Expert for men and the Tissot T-Touch Lady Solar for women.
Tissot’s pioneering spirit is what led to the creation of the first tactile watch, the Tissot T-Touch in 1999. Today, it is the first to present a touch-screen watch powered by solar energy, confirming its position as leader in the field for the industry. An exhibition was held for the occasion that told the story of the solar tactile watch and its fascinating evolution.
François Thiébaud, President of Tissot, was proud to present the new collection, a result of Tissot’s continued commitment to technical perfection. The rays of light on the dial not only allow the Super-LumiNova® indices and hands to glow in the dark but to recharge the watch and to offer 20 instrumental functions for everyday use such as a perpetual calendar, two alarms, two time zones, weather forecast, altimeter, chronograph, logbook, compass, timer, azimuth, regatta function and backlight.
Francois Thiébaud (President of Tissot) and Fiorenzo Galli (General Director of the National Museum of Science and Technology), also had the pleasure of announcing the partnership which sees the opening of a new area of the museum, where Technology and Science will find freedom of expression, to encourage the innovators of the future.
One of the main activities will be Light Painting, a new high-technological form of art and expression, which highlights design and technological development, reflecting the values of innovation and tradition of Tissot since 1853 perfectly.