In 1996, Tissot finds an ideal partner in the Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE). Fencing is a living illustration of tradition and innovation, which are the underlying pillars of the Tissot brand. One of the oldest of sports and one where precision and timing are crucial, Fencing is an obvious choice for a watchmaking company and a perfect illustration of Tissot’s adage of “Performance by Tradition”. Combining dexterity with speed, fencing champions need constantly to innovate their techniques in order to surprise their opponent, to the delight of spectators. It combines the spirit of performance and innovation with the beauty and grace of gesture, which makes fencing so unique.
The Tissot PRC 200 FIE chronograph pays tribute to the brand’s long-standing passion for, and involvement in, the high-precision, tradition-rich sport discipline of fencing. This watch’s intrinsic identity as being precise, robust and classic, partners with stunning contemporary design. The watch integrates a tachymetre marked up from 60 to 400, to accommodate wearer demands for exactitude. Fencing’s long history, dating back to the sixteenth century, is underlined by bold Roman numerals at 12 o’clock. The épée-shaped second hand, mirrors the sharpness and shine of the fencers’ equipment, while the white alludes to the traditional clothing worn for the sport.