Home New Models Tissot For The Long Haul

Tissot For The Long Haul

629
2

 

t086_407_16_031_00

Tissot has launced a new lineup () of luxury automatics that feature a rather impressive 80 hour power reserve.  This movement is parlayed into 19 different models (mostly different color schemes, as well as 9 women”s models).  Read on, and we”ll take a closer look at one from the collection.

The one that jumped out the most for me is actually a bit of a “sleeper”, with it”s brown strap and silver dial ().  That said, I think this particular color combo is one of the most flexible (a white or cream dial would be sharp), and swapping a black strap in would be easy enough to make this a dressier piece.

8381212613_967efebec3_h

Inside the simple case (41mm and 9.75mm thick, stainless steel) you have an ETA C07.111 automatic movement keeping time and housing that crazy power reserve.  This movement is based on the well-known ETA 2824, with some changes made to enable the 80 hour reserve (you can read a quick article on that right here).  While we may not swoon at the thought of a “simple” iteration to the 2824, I like to see improvements like this – it signals that the makers are still looking for ways to improve on what”s out there – and hopefully higher-end things like this will end up trickling down.

That said, this isn”t truly a luxury watch, in terms of what the broader market would define a luxury piece as – though, for Tissot, this is definitely a premium offering within their range; pricing ranges from $850 up to $1575 for a COSC-certified movement and a mother-of-pearl dial.  Styling is rather subjective – either you like it or you don”t.  I think the big selling point here is that reserve, which is perfect for the sort of person who rotates through a few watches throughout the week.

One additional side note – Tissot offers something I”ve not seen before.  You can get a strap to easily accommodate larger wrists, as they ask for a wrist size when making a purchase (5″ up to 14″).  As another nicety, the surcharges don”t start until you go above 9″, which I imagine covers a lot of the market.

Thank you for reading this WristWatchReview post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

WristWatchReview is one of the few remaining truly independent watch news outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent watch sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis. We don't play the games the other sites play and we've paid for it when it comes to ad revenue.

We would love for you to support us on Patreon and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The WWR Team

2 COMMENTS

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.