Tissot & the Tour de France

Tissot & the Tour de France

Tissot Chrono XL Tour de France

Yellow for victory

At the Tour de France, the world’s premier bicycle race, the color yellow epitomizes excellence. The leader of the Tour is presented with the Maillot Jaune at the end of each stage and it is worn proudly, as a badge of honor as every cyclist in the Tour wants to wear this as often as he can. The yellow jersey not only represents the leader but also is the target for the rest of the field.

This year, the Tour de France’s yellow jersey celebrates its 100th year, and Tissot celebrates this occasion with a special Chrono XL Tour de France Special Edition 2019. This tri-compax quartz chronograph, with two of its subdials in the bright yellow of the Tour de France, contrasting with black for the rest of the dial, comes with two leather straps, one completely black and the other decorated with iconic yellow jerseys from the history of this celebrated race.

The 45mm case of the Chrono XL Tour de France is in grey PVD, and the Tour de France logo is engraved on the caseback. 

Tissot is the Official Timepiece and the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France, and this special Chronograph celebrates this partnership, this race and the overwhelming excellence of every athlete who has competed in the Tour de France.

The world’s greatest cyclists have worn the Maillot Jaune, and the Chrono XL Tour de France Special Editions honors them all. From legendary cyclists to today’s heroes, these riders represent the commitment, the competitiveness and the drive of the riders in the Tour de France.

There’s no denying it, the Chrono XL Tour de France Special Edition is a statement watch, and the statement it is making is that the legacy of the Tour de France lives on. Wear it with pride as Tissot honors and celebrate this year’s Tour, and every Tour that has come before.


Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar – Tour de France 2019

The T-Touch leads the peloton

For the 4th year running, Tissot is the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France. The 3,460-kilometre race, divided into 21 stages, starts from Brussels on Saturday, 6 July. As an homage to one of the most popular sporting events in the world - over 2.5 million fans on Facebook - Tissot has launched a special non-limited version of its touch screen multi-function watch, the Tissot T- Touch Expert Solar Tour de France 2019. 

Few sports generate as much excitement among spectators - regardless of nationality - as cycling races. Few events generate as much passion as the “Tour”. And few races are as open, tough and undecided until the very last day. It is in this highly charged atmosphere that Tissot operates. This watch was created in the context of Tissot’s ongoing commitment to cycling, and supporting the Tour de France and its many fans. 

The Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Tour de France 2019 features a rose gold PVD coated titanium case. It is finished with several components and black detailing. Its titanium bezel features a compass rose to facilitate navigation. Its chronograph push-buttons are textured for better grip. Its anti-slip black rubber strap provides better wearing comfort. Its photovoltaic cells, concealed in the dial, permanently recharge the watch meaning that its power reserve is only limited by the life of its accumulator. 

The Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Tour de France 2019 is not only for fans i.e. those who camp out along mountainous hairpin bends, those who shout encouragement running alongside their heroes ... or those who follow the race on television. It is also an ideal watch for cyclists. This also applies to the second version of the watch, which is entirely made of titanium coated with black PVD. 

The features of the T-Touch Expert Solar have been designed with cycle road racing in mind. Weighing in at only 79 grams thanks to use of titanium, it is wonderfully lightweight. With its 45 mm diameter and analogue-digital display, it is easy to read. With its anti-slip black rubber strap, it does not move about on the wrist. With its protrusions to protect the chronograph push-buttons and the button/crown positioned at 3 o'clock, it does not dig into the wrist. Finally, the multitude of features of the T-Touch collection makes it an indispensable tool for those who monitor barometric pressure, altitude difference, and journey and lap times. This timepiece provides all the data necessary for cycling whether for leisure or racing. 

An authentic icon of Swiss watchmaking, the Tissot T-Touch celebrates its 20th anniversary. This touch screen multifunctional electronic watch has constantly evolved winning over wearers in all the sectors where Tissot is present thanks to its: intuitive interactive system, ability to constantly develop, range of functions and applications, and extreme ease of use based on advanced ergonomic research. All these features make the T-Touch an essential watch for the early 21st century and a consistent Tissot best-seller since 1999. 


T-Race Cycling Tour de France

The Watch for Fans of Le Tour

The attacks.
The incredible climbs.
The amazing comebacks.

The mountain stages and the sprints, all leading up to the final sprint to the finish line on the final stage. When the finish line is crossed, after more than 21 days of thrilling racing, there is only one winner.

The Tour de France is cycling’s biggest and most important event, and one of the world’s most viewed sporting events. People all over the world are crazy for Le Tour, and the Tissot T-Race Cycling Tour de France is the watch for them.

The T-Race Cycling Chronograph is decked out in black and yellow, the official colors of the Tour. This watch is inspired by a racing bicycle -- details from racing bikes are designed into the watch: the fork of the bike is reflected in the lugs and the hands, the pushers are inspired by brake levers, the tachymeter bezel set on a silicone ring represents the wheel, the cassette is reflected on the caseback and on the crown, and the back of the bracelet is designed to look like the chain of these racing machines.

Tissot is the Official Watch and the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France, and the T-Race Cycling Chronograph celebrates this partnership, this race and the overall lifestyle of cycling all over the world.

The Tissot T-Race Cycling Tour de France Special Edition has an aerodynamic and ergonomic design. The large hands make time easy to read, even when riding on your bike. It has a sporty dial with three counters on a black tar effect background, calling to mind the roads of the Tour de France. The bold yellow second hand of this Swiss Made quartz chronograph makes it super easy to read elapsed time, and the tachymeter scale on the aluminum bezel makes it possible to determine speed in mph/kph over a fixed distance.

The 44.5mm 316L stainless steel case is manufactured with a gray and black PVD coating and is water resistant up to 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft). The yellow and black silicone strap completes the Tour de France coloring. The caseback of the Tissot T-Race Cycling Tour de France Special Edition features a special Tour de France engraving.

If you are a fan of the Tour de France, this is the watch for you, allowing you to wear a piece of the legendary Tour de France every single day.


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