The T-Sport collection really deserves its name, because sport is not just an sponsorship opportunity for Tissot, but more like a part of their DNA, and their sports watches are a proof of that. For Tissot, it was never enough to have its logo associated with sports as they wanted to be an integral part of sport. They wanted to do what they did the best - measure time. Currently, Tissot is a partner and official timekeeper of many world sporting events:
Tissot follows the motto "innovation with tradition" and this also applies to the T-Sport line. For example, the PRS 516 is still inspired by the 70's auto racing. The leather strap is made in a variant with large round holes, which are supposed to resemble the style of race car steering wheels (this idea was first used and patented in 1965 for the Tissot PR 516 GL model). The buttons for controlling the chronograph look like the engine pistons and the view through the caseback of the automatic watch has the motifs of the race car steering wheel. The new V8 model has stylishly highlighted 4, 8 and 12 numerals that look the way race cars were marked in 1970s. In 1978, Tissot introduced the Tissot F1 model, which was the official watch of the Lotus team (no longer sold). Tissot T-Race was the first watch inspired by MotoGP, where Tissot has been the official timekeeper since 1999.
The T-Sport models are quartz and mechanical with automatic winding.