Tissot Heritage Banana

Tissot Heritage Banana

The Heritage Banana by Tissot celebrates an anniversary, a rather unusual one for watchmaking: the Russian Revolution. A Russian customer bought a gold Tissot watch in 1916, and sent it back to Tissot in 1917 for maintenance and safekeeping during the October Revolution. Tissot were not able to return it due to import restrictions on…

Tissot Couturier Automatic

Tissot Couturier Automatic Day-Date

The Tissot Couturier Day-Date is part of the Couturier family that also comprises three-hand and chronograph watches. This piece is a low-cost addition to the day-date genre that isn’t exactly overcrowded. It is basically a new version of the Tissot T-One Day Date. This piece has a simple dial design, with a symmetrical arrangement of…

Tissot Le Locle Automatic Lady

Tissot Le Locle Automatic Lady

Le Locle is the name of the town where Tissot was founded and works, and it is also the name of one of the brand’s watch collections. It now includes the Tissot Le Locle Automatic Lady, a watch that combines traditionally female characteristics such as the slender Roman numerals and mother-of-pearl dial with a relatively…

Tissot Bridgeport Lepine Mechanical pocket watch

Tissot Bridgeport Lepine Mechanical

Tissot themselves call this “the hottest new trend,” in other words, pocket watches. Perhaps they are right; as far as I can see, it’s a trend restricted to those people who wear Victorian-looking gear and sport dark bushy beards. Anyway, this piece is a simplified version of the Tissot Bridgeport Mechanical Skeleton, with flutes around…

Tissot Le Locle Regulateur

Tissot Le Locle Regulateur

The Le Locle Regulateur by Tissot is a classical watch in every way. The “regulateur” was a clock installed in workshops in the 18th and 19th centuries to check the accuracy of the pocket watches that were being made. The regulator typically had a single minute hand referencing a chapter ring around the outside of…

Tissot T-Race MotoGPTM Automatic Limited Edition 2016

Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2016

Tissot makes a version of its T-Race MotoGP Automatic every year, and this year’s is very similar to the 2015 edition. The major difference is in the seconds scale at the outer edge of the dial, re-worked to provide a complete, uninterrupted sequence of one-fifth seconds, enabling readings to be taken to the maximum precision…

Tissot Heritage 1936

Tissot Heritage 1936

The Tissot Heritage 1936 has a beautiful movement, the ETA Unitas 6498, but it takes some effort to see it. This watch is a new version of a 1936 Tissot (scroll down to see an advert illustrating the watch 80 years ago), and so it has some elements of those pioneering days of wristwatches. At that…

Tissot Flamingo

Many women consider a watch more a piece of jewellery than an instrument for telling the time, and so many watches for women are more about the bracelet and design than the watch itself. Even high-end brands routinely use quartz movements for their women’s watches, and so this piece by Tissot named Flamingo is absolutely…

Tissot Vintage

With this watch, Tissot adds a gold case to the Powermatic 80 movement that it uses in its more expensive and lower-priced Chemin de Tourelles collection. The case, in pink or yellow gold, is 40 mm in diameter, with 3 bar/30 metres water resistance, and at 9.3 mm in thickness, it becomes a classic dress…

Tissot Chemin des Tourelles men’s and women’s

The Chemin des Tourelles series of very classical watches by Tissot includes a wide range of variants for men and women. They are three-handers powered by the ETA Powermatic 80 which offers the unusually high power reserve of 80 hours. The men’s versions are 42 mm in diameter, with cases in steel, water resistance 50…

Tissot Chemin des Tourelles chronograph

This chronograph by Tissot is part of the Chemin des Tourelles series of very classical watches, which includes a wide range of variants for men and women. While the men’s three-hand watches start at about €760, this chronograph is attractively priced at €1,130. The name of the series, Chemin des Tourelles, comes from the company’s…

Tissot PRS 516

The holes in the strap of this watch by Tissot create a link to early motor racing, when steering wheels had holes in the spokes. This model has some nice details, such as the pushers resembling pistons, with red trim, and floating indices so that the chronograph seconds and the minutes hands pass underneath them.…

Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2015

This chronograph by Tissot is all about motor sports, and it even comes in a helmet-shaped box that includes a winder. It’s a limited edition of 3,333 pieces, and no doubt it will appeal to young motorcyclists who can relate to the bezel suggesting brake discs, the pushers like motorbike footrests, a tyre tread design…

Tissot Bridgeport Mechanical Skeleton pocket watch

This pocket watch by Tissot is absolutely traditional, a savonette (crown at 3 o’clock) with a skeletonized movement and case opening front and back. It is made with a 316L stainless steel case, 47.5 mm in diameter, 14 mm thick, water resistance 3 bar (30 metres). It is powered by the mechanical Unitas 6498-1 movement,…

Tissot Bridgeport Automatic Chronograph

For those who like classical-appearance watches and can’t afford a Breguet, this piece by Tissot presented at Baselworld 2015 will be very interesting. Tissot already has a few Bridgeport chronographs in its range, featuring the usual three subdials on a classical face with Roman numerals and fluted bezel, but they are a combination of modern…

Tissot

Company profile: Tissot was founded in 1853 by Charles-Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Emile Tissot, and their earliest pocket watches were already original, including the first mass-produced timepiece, and the first to have a second time zone indication. From 1858 Charles-Emile began selling savonnette pocket watches (savonnette or savonette pocket watches have the crown at…

Touchable: the T-Touch Expert Solar by Tissot

Today is 26 September 2014, which means we’re nearly there, nearly at the fourth quarter of the year. For the watch industry, the fourth quarter is very important, because it ends with the gift-giving season, and so it’s a time of year when watch brands want to stay very close to the market, introducing new…