In this post we are taking a look at Switzerland vs France, Tissot vs Cartier. Check out all you need to know about our ‘Watch World Cup’ here before you head into the latest match-up! We look into the nations competing at Russia 2018 and the watch brands that are coming out of their country! Some watchmaking giants are put up against some of the smaller niche brands, to create some interesting matchups to look into! Take a look at the first round match up here!
Switzerland vs France
Two nations rich with footballing and watchmaking history. With each nation being arguably better in one of these fields. France have always been in the conversation when it comes to the best footballing nations, as have Switzerland with watches. From Zinedine Zidane to Thierry Henry, France have always been able to turn out talent, as shown today with the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, and are strong contenders for the World Cup title this year. They also have a rich history in watch making, with many brands actually originating in France.
Switzerland may not be so dangerous on the pitch, not to say they are a pushover by any means, but they are definitely a powerhouse when it comes to the watch world. All kinds of world renowned brands such as Hamilton, Oris and Rolex come out of the Swiss watch making region, and of course, Tissot too. The likes of Arsenals Granit Xhaka, or Xherdan Shaqiri grace the football pitch and do the talking with their feet, whilst the watch world does it with their hands.
Tissot vs Cartier
Two of the worlds powerhouses, who have massive followings and loyal fans, and rightfully so. We have Tissot vs Cartier in this post.
Swiss watchmaker Tissot have been creating timepieces for over 160 years and are now know for their reliability and quality. With Swiss ETA movements in all of their watches, they are extremely accurate and sought after luxury watches, at an affordable price. Whereas, Cartier, French, was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier making them over 170 years old. Cartier gets its highly respected image from their long history of sales to Royals. Their royal customer list has included the likes of King Edward VII, who ordered 27 tiaras and issued a royal warrant to Cartier in 1904, and more recently includes the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. So, both of these brands have huge history and are two of the most recognised brands all across the world.
Tissot producing more modern, sports designs thanks to its huge presence in a whole range of different sporting events and competitors, creates a very powerful branding that allows them to produce more and more unique designs to supply to the huge amount of customers that they have. Cartier, on the other hand, are more on the classic side, continuing with designs and concepts that they know work, and simply improving on them everytime. The name Cartier alone would be able to sell any watch, and its this name and the assurance of quality that people pay so much for.
Two historic brands with great reputations, rightfully deserved. Which would you wear? Let us know in the comments!