Tissot broke new ground in the world of wristwatches with their Touch collection. Similar to a smartphone, these watches have a touch screen with which you can control its numerous functions. The series has been around since 1999 and has since undergone further development. In 2014, the solar-powered T-Touch Expert Solar joined the collection. The series has a number of useful, notable features, especially for outdoor lovers. The T-Touch Expert Solar alone has a barometer, altimeter, altitude difference meter, stopwatch (chronograph), and an alarm. There is also a regatta timer for sailors, which counts down to the start of a race before transforming into a race chronograph. Furthermore, there is also a compass; it uses the minute hand to point north, while 12 o'clock represents the direction you're facing.
Hours and minutes are displayed by hands in an analog fashion, while the rest of the information is digitally displayed at the bottom of the watch. Tissot chose a fitting material for the T-Touch's 45 mm case: titanium, which is matte, grey, extremely robust, and 40% lighter than stainless steel. It's also suitable for those who are allergic to stainless steel. Comparable watches in this price range can be found in the Promaster series from the Japanese manufacturer Citizen.