In fencing, timing is everything. Be the first to make a touch and the point is yours. Miss by a millisecond and there's nothing you can do. This makes for exciting matches and extreme challenges for timing and scoring, as the matches and repartee happens so quickly that often even the referees have to refer to the video and rely on the electronic scoring managed by Tissot, the Official Timekeeper and maker of the Official Watch of the Fencing World Championships.
In 2011, the FIE Fencing World Championships took place in Catania, Italy and was the last step for many on the road to the London Olympic Games. A very high profile event, Tissot was on hand to time the three fencing disciplines: foil, saber and epee. Behind the pistes at every match were Tissot banners, and, wherever the time was displayed, the Tissot logo could be found.
For 2012, and with the Olympic Games on the doorstep, there will be no FIE World Championships, the athletes instead preparing to do battle on sport's greatest stage. Instead, at Tissot, we will have the opportunity to see the up and coming stars of Fencing as the Official Timekeeper of the FIE Juniors and Cadets World Championship from April 3-8 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Tissot is the Official Timekeeper and producer of the Official Watch of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) and the Fencing World Championships. In fencing, timing is everything. Be the first to make a touch and the point is yours. Miss by a millisecond and there's nothing you can do. This makes extreme challenges for timing and scoring, as it all happens so quickly that often even the referees have to refer to the video and rely on the electronic scoring managed by Tissot. The watch dedicated to this alliance is an elegant Tissot PRC 200 FIE – Precise, Robust, yet Classic watch which is water-resistant up to 20 bar(200 m/ 660 ft), in stainless steel with a special seconds-hand that represents the fineness and the accuracy of an épée and an engraved case back. What better watch could represent such a sport?