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September 18, 2020: Toronto, ON – Tissot, pioneer of Swiss-Made watches, today announces the launch the highly-anticipated T-Touch Connect Solar, to be available in Canada in 2021. This new timepiece comes from a long line of tactile watches, namely the successive generations of T-Touch since 1999, and as a connected watch it is ahead of its time, just like 2004’s High-T, created in association with Microsoft. By injecting its know-how into the interface between wristwatch and mobile app environment, Tissot has created a connected watch that has a multitude of functions, can be recharged by solar power and is durable. The T-Touch Connect Solar is a watch for experiencing and wearing, and with a sophisticated design.
The T-Touch Connect Solar is first and foremost a watch – not a gadget, not a “device” and not a wrist-worn mini-tablet. Its 47-mm titanium case with an extremely scratch-resistant ceramic bezel is ergonomic and displays Tissot’s characteristic attention to detail. Those details include satin-finished surfaces, softened corners, an engraved ceramic bezel and even a brand-new titanium bracelet with links that bear the stamp of a sharp, modern design. In addition, it is water-resistant to 100 metres.
It is being launched in several versions with rubber straps or titanium bracelets along with a case in satin-finished titanium, black PVD or rose gold PVD. These hardwearing materials mean that this watch is naturally protected from wear and tear, especially the built-in obsolescence of electronic products.
The T-Touch Connect Solar is also autonomous. Firstly, this is because it is energy-efficient, all its components are low-consumption. Secondly, it is recharged by solar power, by means of photovoltaic cells developed in Neuchâtel by the CSEM and embedded under the dial. The T-Touch Connect Solar is therefore able to keep running almost indefinitely in connected mode, and for several months depending on its usage and exposure to the sun.
Lastly, the T-Touch Connect Solar is universal. It is compatible with the iOS, Android and Harmony mobile operating systems. The Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar is the first smartwatch to be compatible with the Huawei system. Subsequent upgrades will extend the range of its capabilities, and in the event the user opts not to connect their watch to the app, the T-Touch Connect Solar still has capabilities equivalent to that of an updated T-Touch Solar Expert, its predecessor.
Key leading products include: Tissot T-Touch (The first tactile watch in 1999). Tissot Le Locle, a timeless, classic, automatic watch with 80 hours of power reserve. Tissot T-Race, “the sporty design”.