The Tissot Visodate collection appeared for the first time in 1954 and the current Tissot Heritage Visodate transforms that nostalgia into a form. It’s a contemporary timepiece at the same time that is dedicated to details; evident from a gently-curved dial mirroring the domed, sapphire glass. Clarity and visibility are beyond question!
Tissot uses Nivachron – their new, titanium-alloy – as the mainspring of the Powermatic 80 movement. The material is immune to the magnetic fields we are exposed daily. This includes mobile phones, computers, radios, magnetic closures, micro-wave cookers etc.). The new material, unaffected by any of these, keeps the factory-set precision of the movement for longer. than standard springs.
The Powermatic 80 gets its name from the 80 hours of running power reserve it stores. It means you need to wear the watch for once every three days (8 hours at a stretch during daytime) to keep it running accurately.
viii. Tissot Carson Premium Automatic Ladies:
The Tissot Carson Premium automatic is a part of the T-Classic lineand is not the watch you can wear anytime! This is a piece you wear at a high-profile job or while visiting high places. It will, however; be your perfect partner to every great occasion life throes at you. The Premium Carson’s classic style doesn’t allow it to go out of date. Sumptuous, graceful, majestic.
The 25 Jewels ETA 2671 is a calibre exclusively created by Tissot for their ladies’ offerings. It stores power for 38 hours and has a beat rate of 28,800 vph or 4Hz. It uses an Incabloc shock-protection system and an Etachron regulator system, which also features an inbuilt, fine-tuning device.
As a luxury dress watch, it has no parallel in its price range. It’s suave and classic in its shape and design, carved in 316L stainless steel case and gradually tapering at the case back for a better hold on the wrist. The bowl-like shape elevates the elegance of this piece and imparts a sense of luxury. The sapphire crystal glass keeps the watch face scratch free.
ix. Tissot Carson Premium Automatic Ladies:
On the smaller sides of men’s watches or on the larger side of women’s, you can place the T-Classic Le Locle Petite in any of these two categories. The stainless steel body of the Le Locle Petite receives highly polished gold plating that’s highly resistant to scratches, impacts and abrasions.
The model was first introduced on the 150th anniversary of Tissot. It is one of the best-selling models in the entire Tissot Le Locle Collection. The Le Locle name relates the watch to Tissot’s hometown.
The Tissot Le Locle Petite Seconde gets the ETA 2825 movement. It is a variation of the ETA 2824 with a small seconds module added .Here, it is visible from the see-through case back while at working. The sapphire crystals on both sides of the case are capable of handling high impacts. Its high visibility lets the beauty of the dial to show at its fullest. It excels as an office wear and a formal party wear at the same time.
x. Tissot T-Race Chronograph Automatic (Limited Edition):
The strong character of the Tissot T-Race MotoGP™ Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition watch comes from its many details that motorbike racing inspired. It is a must-have for anyone with a fascination for motorbikes and not just MotoGP™ fans.
The watch has a transparent case back that resembles motorcycle wheels while the bezel is inspired by the disc-brakes. It stands out for these two iconic features, backed by the brake-caliper resembling structure holding the crown and the chronograph pushers. It is a sporty watch nevertheless very comfortable to wear. As an everyday casual wear or as a weekend wear at the sports bar, the T-Race chronograph fits both the purposes. It’s a balance struck between classic and aggressive, blended perfectly for an unusual, modernized and masculine outcome.
The Tissot T-Race Chronograph Automatic (Limited Edition) has an automatic chronograph functionality complete with a tachymeter scale, clearly visible through the zero-distortion ARC sapphire crystal. The dial is fully visible from extreme angles and the watch can run between 30 and 45 hours at a stretch on a fully wound mainspring, depending upon chronograph usage.
The Caliber: C01.211 automatic date/time/chronograph movement was introduced in 2008-2009 by ETA upon Tissot’s request. They used the Lemania 5100 as base, which was a staple for military- and tool-watches till 2000. This further proves the durability, accuracy and performance of the Caliber: C01.211.
IV. So should you buy that Tissot?
Tissot makes excellent timepieces and we sell them at even more attractive price points, They incorporate the best in modern technology and materials They handle the pressing issue of buying the right watch very well. Every Tissot watch we talk about here offers more for what they ask.
Aesthetics are personal choices and nobody can tell what will catch your eye the most; it could be something out of our inventory but not here in this list. That’s very much possible, for what we present here are good starting points when you start ascending the steps. These are real, classy, Swiss automatics that don’t cost a bomb.
Tissot is renowned for its high-end products, Tissot keeps up to their claims by consistently upgrading their technical know-how and never stopping the search for the best of materials, building techniques, artistic inspirations and substantial movements. The brand’s constant lookout upon these aspects brought in the different collections, ensuring there’s at least one to suit every preference and every lifestyle.
Tissot’s use of exotic materials like ceramic, titanium and gold is observed mostly among the true luxury options by the brand. Each of these materials has different benefits and so each is suited for different purposes. These help you further to believe in Tissot’s status as a high-end watch manufacturer.
1. Who makes/owns Tissot watches?
A. The brand’s owner is the Swatch Group. Tissot, earlier; merged with Omega (1930) and both brands in 1983, went under the greater Swatch Group umbrella corporation.
2. Is Tissot an old company?
A. Charles-Felicien Tissot and Charles-Emile Tissot together, in 1853, founded the Charles-Felicien Tissot & Son; a small assembly shop at Crêt-Vaillant, Le Locle, Switzerland. The building of the Tissot factory was initiated in 1907 by Charles Tissot, at Chemin de Tourelles, Le Locle and it remains functional till today.
3. Is Tissot a luxury brand?
A. Tissot is a Swiss heritage company that has been historically a home for innovation. They make watches that range from high-grade entry-levels to upper-end ones, bordering on luxury. As a whole, you can classify them as upper-mid-range luxury brand of watches priced above most high-street brands but lower than other brands like Longines and Omega.
4. Why is Tissot so cheap than other Swiss watches?
A. All Tissot watches are fully Swiss-made, which means, all the parts in it are sourced locally, from Switzerland, including the movements; the assembly and QC are also carried out in Switzerland. Everything about Tissot originates and gets done within the country. This keeps the overall production cost cheaper.
5. What is Tissot famous for?
A. Tissot, in terms of their total sales worldwide (roundabout 4 millions), makes them the leading manufacturer in the traditional Swiss watch industry.
6. What is special about Tissot watches?
A. Tissot has a long history and is a genuine Swiss brand right from the start, with an excellent reputation. It has merged twice in its history, once with Omega (1930) and next with the Swatch group (late ‘80s), keeping their tradition of cutting edge designs intact.
7. What is the most expensive Tissot watch?
A. Undoubtedly, it’s the Rose Dream Men’s Automatic 18K Rose Gold Case watch priced at $3,400; followed by the Pretty 18K Rose Gold Quartz White MOP Dial Diamond watch ( $3,300) and the Vintage Powermatic 80 Men’s Automatic 18K Yellow Gold Case Black Dial Watch ($2,950).
8. Do Tissot watches hold value?
A. NOS (new old stock) watches or the old ones in MIB (mint-in-box) condition fetch premium prices. The highest till date was fetched by a Tissot Navigator18K gold automatic mechanical (€8,900).
9. Does Tissot make sports watches?
A. Many of them! Tissot is associated with MotoGP, NBA and TOUR DE FRANCE and hence make watches according to the specs needed in motor sports, basketball and cycling.
10. What movements does Tissot use?
|Tissot Caliber Powermatic 80/80.111 (based upon the ETA C07.111)||ETA G10.211|
|ETA C07.111 (based on the ETA 2824-2)||ETA G10.212|
|Tissot Powermatic 80 COSC Silicium (Same as above with a silicon mainspring).||ETA 805.112|
|ETA 2671||ETA F03.111|
|Tissot Caliber 27||ETA F05.111|
|Tissot Caliber 27-1T||ETA F06.115|
|ETA 2836-2||ETA 902.101|
|Tissot Caliber 2070 (based upon Valjoux 7734)||ETA G10.961|
|Tissot Caliber 2070||ETA 955.412|
|ETA caliber 2836-2||ETA 901.001|
11. Whom does Tissot target?
- The Upper-Incomegroup men and women.
- Pro/semi-pro outdoor sportsmen and adventurers.
12. Which Tissot watch is the best?
A. Technically and as per popularity, the Tissot PR 100 rules the roost, followed by Tissot Seastar, PowerMatic, Everytime Swissmatic, Tradition Chronograph and Automatic Couturier.
13. How reliable are Tissot watches?
A. Tissot is not dedicated to wholly providing luxury but manufacturing highly durable and good-looking Swiss timepieces for prices that doesn’t pinch the pockets.
14. What is Tissot Le Locle?
A. Le Locle is Tissot’s hometown and also where the watchmaking industry first emerged. Tissot pays their homage through a series of automatic, mechanical watches for men and women which they name as Le Locle.
15. What is the difference between Powermatic and Swissmatic?
A. The Powermatic is a base ETA 2824-2 reworked to deliver 80 hours of running power when fully wound. Most of its critical parts including kinetic chain, regulating organs have been modified. Its silicon balance spring makes it anti-magnetic.
The Swissmatic is an adaptation of the Sistem51, designed exclusively for Tissot. This configuration gives the movement a three-day (72 hours) power reserve.
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