The story of Tissot began in 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland, and was created by a father and son with the surname of Tissot. From the very onset, innovation and fine craftsmanship gave the brand its identity which it manages to uphold today. Originally, Tissot began as a maker of pocket watches, being the norm in the 1850s. As this stage, they were the pioneer of a dual time zone pocket watch. Tissot is known for producing many firsts in the watch industry, including watches made from plastic, stone and wood. Tissot Watches have a huge world distribution and are worn in over 150 countries worldwide. In 1983 Tissot became a member of the Swatch group, the producer of high quality brands such as Omega.