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Tissot - Worth A Look

Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on April 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (207)

Tissot have caught our eye recently with a couple of crackers that have really made us sit up and take a fresh look at this  famous Swiss brand, which now sits under the Swatch Umbrella.

First up we have the Tissot Automatic Visodate 1957, shown above, which  has been updated to suit the modern man with a bigger 40mm case and with a transparent back and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It comes in four versions, in steel with white or black dial, alternatively in gold PVD with white or black dial, each with crocodile embossed leather strap. Visodate was, when it was launched in 1953, one of the first automatic watches equipped with a date display. Prices start from around £385.

Next we have the  result of watchmaker Tissot coming together with Swiss Watch Manufacturer ETA to produce a brand new revolutionary Powermatic 80 movement timepiece that offers an extraordinary 80 hours of power reserve in comparison to the mere 36 hours of a standard watch allowing the watch to go for 80 hours without being worn or wound up. Together both companies have pushed the limits in terms of precision and  power to essentially give time a new status. Available in both men and women’s collections, with some models bearing the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse Chronomètres) certification, the watches will be available from December 2013  with prices starting from £525

Finally, Swiss watchmaker Tissot is turning 160 and to make it special, they’ve created an anniversary timepiece. The Heritage Navigator Automatic is a remake of a model first made to commemorate their centenary back in 1953. Like all good designs, the styling of the classic chronometer looks just as good now as it did 50 years ago. This is available  from November 2013 and while I am not aware of pricing I would expect it to come in around the £1400 mark.

Tissot T Race MotoGP? 2012 Limited Edition watches

Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on April 12, 2012 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Tissot will remain the Official Timekeeper of the MotoGP™ World Championship in 2012 - its 13th consecutive year - and to commemorate the forthcoming season the Swiss watchmaker has released its two official MotoGP™ timepieces.

The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Limited Edition 2012 watches are available in automatic and quartz versions, with the automatic edition (shown above) limited to 2012 pieces and driven by the revolutionary C01.211 chronograph movement. The quartz edition (shown below) has been produced in a series of 8,888 pieces.

Both models draw inspiration from the MotoGP™ machines and incorporate a dynamic black based strap with a yellow aerodynamic T-line, a dashboard-inspired dial, a bezel resembling a bike’s brake disc and have carbon composites, which ensure the watches are robust. Both editions are also presented in a MotoGP™ chequered flag collector’s box.

Bikes are not my thing, so I would feel a bit of a fraud wearing one of these but wow I do like them and if the Moto GP was my thing this would have to be on my wrist!