Charles-Félicien Tissot founded Tissot in 1853 in the city of Le Locle, Switzerland. After launching in the United States, Russia then became the most popular location to buy Tissot watches and by 1920 Tissot was well known around the globe. Tissot developed the world’s first self-winding wristwatch, as well as the first Swiss Tactile (T-Touch) watch that offered features such as a compasses, barometer, altimeter and thermometer. The solar power varieties offer 25 functions. Tissot watches are best known for their impeccable design details and high end materials.