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Moments in Time: Tissot’s Tour de France Time

Tissot’s T-Race Cycling Tour de France 2022 special edition. Photo courtesy Tissot. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Le Tour de France, the celebrated cycling race, started down its long road on July 1st in Denmark with the familiar face of Tissot punctuating the trail blazed by the best cyclists in the world. The Swiss watch maker is the official timekeeper of the Tour, an essential position that requires ultimate trust for cycling time trials and finish lines can come down to a few seconds or even milliseconds. With its some 200 participants, some 3,000 kilometers, the Tour de France is the most prestigious cycling race in the world and millions of people around the world tune into the Tour and not just for the thrilling race, sprints and mountain climbs but also the spectacular scenery along the way. Tissot was the official time keeper for the Tour de France from 1988 until 1992 and now once again since 2016. In honor of the partnership between Tissot and the Tour de France the house creates each year a special limited edition Tour de France watch.

So Tissot has brought out once again its T-Race Cycling timepiece. The house’s T-Race Cycling Tour de France 2022 special edition features a handsome 45mm case and is outfitted with a quartz movement indicating the hours, minutes, seconds and the date and a chronograph to time any and all activities. Its asphalt-like dial features a second hand that takes the shape of a bicycle. The logo of the race is engraved on the back of the case and the colors of the race are visible on the second hand and crown, in yellow for the Tour de France. For Tissot is also the official timekeeper for two other great cycling races, Spain’s Vuelta and Italy’s Giro respectively in red and pink. Tissot has also been the official timekeeper of the NBA since 2015.
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