Glamourous, skeleton, traditional, technical, mechanical, quartz…or solar ! Tissot, the entry-level brand of the Swatch Group, unveiled a full set of novelties during Baselworld. Fan of sports, of diamonds, or or watchmaking technics, there should be a Tissot for everyone. Of course, collectors might look away, but Tissot remains a good bet for everyone who wants a cost-effective piece for a day-to-day use.
Tissot Collection Baselworld 2014 – Precision, precision
Still, there’s one piece that collectors might also want, in fact : the T-Complication chronometer. It’s the basic movement that also took place in the piece that won the Grand Prix de Chronometrie in last December. Tissot wanted to prove itself in front of the experts. Inspired by that model, Tissot entered the Tissot T-Complication in the prestigious International Timing Competition. It then went on to win not only the first but also the second prize in the contest. Those medals attest to the consistency in quality of the exceptional and extremely precise mechanical movements Tissot produces. It’s powered by a techanical chronometer movement officially certified by COSC (Contrôle officiel Suisse des Chronomètres).
On the same precision path, here comes the. T-Race MotoGP Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition 2014. The composition of the dial gives it the aspect of a chequered flag that marks the start of the race with starting grids on the indices of the counters and around the minute track. With only 3 333 pieces, it comes in a helmet box that is just as sophisticated as the watch.
Still in the sports field, Tissot comes with the Quickster Football – ready for the WW soccer cup in Brasil, just like Hublot, amongst others. For that reason, the brand has created a movement specifically designed to time football matches, with their half times and overtime. Its wearer will be able to really get involved in the match, as more than a spectator, as timekeeper.
Tissot Collection Baselworld 2014 – Skeletons for ever
On a more traditional way, Tissot also unveiled a pair of two watches that let their calibers be visible. Well, actually, one wristwatch and a pocket watch. This second one is a good first step into the pocket watches world. The Pocket Mechanical Skeleton is a fresh, modern take on a beautifully historical piece.
On the wrist side, the Chemin des Tourelles Skeleton takes its name from the place in which it was created. Chemin des Tourelles is the street on which the Tissot factory was built in 1907 and where the company still remains today. This watch takes pride in its origins and reflects more than 160 years of expertise. The caliber is visible through its dial thanks to its skeletonised movement. The simple and fine hands may seem like a modern touch at first, when in fact, the blue tint, also seen on the Arabic indices, is a result of an ancient method used to protect steel from corrosion. This shows a certain tradition, while at the same time, adding eye catching details to the piece. Remaining on the vintage side, the counter at nine o’clock brings an original feature to the Tissot Chemin des Tourelles Skeleton.
Tissot Collection Baselworld 2014 – Diamonds for ever
The most interesting piece for ladies had already been unveiled a couple of weeks before Baselworld. It is a true lady’s watch with an elegance which comes from a vintage design. The small oval 18-carat gold case, which encloses the mother-of-pearl dial with a minute track surrounded by old style Roman indices, further adds to the nice aspect of the timepiece. The Tissot Glamorous is a watch to consider if you are looking for something special, whether it is for a gift for a loved one or for yourself.