Le Locle Chronometer scoops prize in Classic Enterprise category.

Swiss watch brand Tissot has been awarded a prize at the International Timing Competition in Le Locle, taking home first prize in the Classic – Enterprise division.

The rather classic looking timepiece was scrutinized under “scientific, technical and cultural procedures” in the official certified laboratories of Besançon’s Observatory and by Swiss Official Controlling of Timing. The timepieces were also exposed to magnetic fields and shocks to test their durability.


This was not the first time that Tissot has taken part in such timing contests, having received first place in 1885 for its pocket watch timing movement.

Francois Thiébaud, president of Tissot said: “Receiving this award is a great honour for us and we would like to dedicate it to everyone that contributed to our knowledge and expertise, which remains unique to Switzerland.”

This year’s winning piece – the Le Locle Chronometrie – is said to be a tribute to the people of Le Locle, where Tissot’s headquarters are based.

The brand says that such timing contests allow it to keep reaching further and push limits in terms of the quality of its products while proving its worth as a brand in a competitive market.