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…

Harry Winston Opus 14

So, the Opus series has survived Harry Winston’s change of ownership – now part of Swatch Group – and it will apparently continue, though new Opus watches will be launched less frequently than in the past. Judging from Opus 14, the concept has also changed. The Opus series of watches by outstanding watchmakers were hallmarked…

Romain Gauthier Logical One

I recently wrote about the Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077 and how its pusher system of winding the blade spring chronograph could represent an important innovation for watchmaking because a pusher is a more robust mechanism than a winding crown, less subject to breakage and overwinding. In actual fact, another brand has already applied this…

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,…

Mido Baroncelli Donna Caliber 80

Mido‘s Baroncelli collection offers women’s watches with mechanical movements at accessible prices, and this piece in particular is powered by the new ETA Caliber 80 which provides 80 hours power reserve. The dial is in white mother-of-pearl dial with eight diamond hour markers (total 0.04 carats), framed by a circular rose PVD-finish 316L stainless steel…