Plenty of watch enthusiasts believe that Swiss brands provide the best in terms of watchmaking and technology quality. This is because these watch companies concentrate on high-quality works of art with a focus on improvement and workmanship. As a consequence, these brands have withstood the test of time, surviving both the quartz crisis and the ongoing technological age. Tissot stands out among these Swiss labels for consistently producing high-quality watches at reasonable prices.
Another appealing aspect of Tissot is that they have all of the benefits of Swiss innovation in a cost-effective bundle. They create products for every kind of watch user, from the casual collector to the compulsive spender.
The Tissot Chrono XL is a Swiss-made T-Sport model that is waterproof up to 330 feet and weighs 81 grams. The case measures 45 mm wide by 11.02 mm thick and is made of 316L stainless steel with a black PVD coating. It is operated by a Renata 394 battery, caliber ETA G10.212, and a Swiss quartz movement with 4 gems. The functions include ADD and SPLIT functions, a 1/10-second counter, a 30-minute clock, and a central 60-second chronograph side. The dial is black, with matching Arabic indexes and numerals. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass protects the timepiece.
Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium
The stainless steel case of the Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium model measures 10.64 mm in width and 40 mm in diameter. The bezel is made of 18k gold and the case back is transparent, revealing 25 jewels in the inner workings of the Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement, and is water-resistant to 165 feet.
Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 Silicium
The stainless steel case of the Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 Silicium measures 12.7 mm x 43 mm, and is water-resistant to 1000 feet. The bezel and dial are both deep blue with white indicators and markers for outstanding visibility under all lighting conditions. A see-through case back allows you to inspect the watch’s internal mechanical workings. It has a Swiss-made CO7.811 25 jewel mechanical movement with an 80-hour power reserve, a cloth strap that fits the dial, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on the front and back.
T-Touch Expert Solar II Swiss Edition
This famous model is a 1999 tactile watch and is just 72 grams, so it’s light on the wrist, but it’s packed with features and functionality. The movement, with a Renata LMR2016 battery, is a Swiss quartz solar tactile ETA E84.301. The case, with a ceramic bezel, measures 45 mm wide by 13.1 mm deep and is made of antimagnetic titanium. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating protects it. Altitude difference meter, regatta, EOL, meteo, countdown timer, altimeter, compass, Chrono split and lap, backlight, 2 alarms, second-time zone, an accumulator charge indicator, and perpetual calendar with day and week indicator are among the specifications.
Alpine On Board
The Alpine On Board Model has a nautical theme in blue and white and is reminiscent of a vintage item. This watch has a few exclusive features, such as EOL functions and an engraved case back, and is water-resistant to a depth of 330 feet. The stainless steel case measures 10.5 mm in depth and 45 mm in width. It is operated by a Swiss-made quartz movement ETA F07.111 with a Renata 371 battery, three jewels, and EOL functions.
Le Locle Powermatic 80
It is a part of the T-Classic range with waterproofness up to 100 ft, a see-through exhibition-style case back, and a sapphire crystal front and back, and is called after the city of production. The stainless steel case measures 9.75 mm deep by 39.3 mm wide and has a Rose Gold PVD coating. The mechanical movement, with n 80-hour power reserve and 23 jewels, is a Swiss-made Powermatic 80.111.
T-Race Automatic Chronograph
This well-liked model is water-resistant to 330 feet, with a stainless steel case that measures 16.58 mm in diameter and 45 mm in width and has a black and khaki PVD coating. The caliber CO1.211 Swiss-Tissot automatic chronograph movement has a power reserve of 45 hours and 15 jewels. The chronograph has a central 60-second chronograph side and 30-minute and 6-hour counters.
PRC 200 Automatic Chronograph
This is part of the Sporty range, which includes many variants in the PRC 200 family. The 200 Automatic chronograph is water-resistant to 660 feet and features a traditional design with a smaller bezel for a larger dial appearance. It is extremely legible due to the use of superluminova on the numerals, indexes, and hands. This timepiece is driven by a Swiss-Tissot automatic chronograph movement. The stainless steel case measures 16.28 mm in thickness and 44 mm in width.
Chronograph watches are often very formulaic, and it’s uncommon for a company to be able to crack the traditional chronograph mold, but Tissot has done just that with the Couturier. The Couturier is a stainless steel watch 43mm in diameter with a sapphire crystal, silver indices, and an automatic mechanism. What distinguishes the Couturier from other chronograph pieces on the marketplace, nevertheless, is its special perspective on the day-date complication. It shows the day and date as the ‘fourth’ chronograph window, giving it a sweet, balanced appearance. Although this is a minor fact, it has a significant impact on the Couturier.
Tradition Men’s Chronograph
Silver dial watches have a clean design style that is almost difficult to mess up. Many watch firms, however, continue to use blue or black dial watches. As a result, when we see a silver dial, it instantly catches everyone’s attention. This is where the Tissot Tradition chronograph comes in. This is a 42 mm stainless steel chronograph watch with stainless steel pushers, a sapphire crystal, classic indices, and 30-meter of water resistance. The Tradition has a date complication between 4:00 and 5:00 which concerns conventional chronograph features.
In A Nutshell
Everybody must seek Swiss watches at a certain stage in their watch gathering trip, and Tissot is a good place to start. Their long history, dedication to performance, and accessibility have made them one of the world’s most famous brands, and we cannot endorse them highly enough.