Longines, Tissot Mark Major Anniversaries

Two well-known Swiss brands celebrate milestone anniversaries this year. On Jan. 28, Longines marked 125 years with new limited-edition timepieces and an exhibition. "Hope and Glory" has 125 sets, each of which includes a presentation case with a pair of prestigious timepieces: a vintage sports timepiece and a wrist chronograph based on the watchmaker's original design. The exhibition, mounted in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, covers more than 12 decades of sports timekeeping by Longines. Tissot marked the 150th anniversary of its founding in Le Locle, Switzerland, with a gift for its customers: a specially commissioned paperback book detailing the brand's history. Tissot: The Story of A Watch Company is a lavishly illustrated book being offered to everyone who buys a Tissot watch this year. Several million copies have been printed. Tissot also is staging exhibits (through October) in t

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