Basel Review New Watches from Tissot
Monday - 19 March 2012
The original Tissot Heritage PR 516 was a success in the 1960s, following an award-winning advertising campaign where the watch was photographed on a racing driver's wrist. The 2012 version combines a retro-modern design with Swiss-made movement to celebrate the brand's passion for motorsport.
The Heritage PR 516 is available with a choice of leather or stainless steel bracelet, with cut-out circles inspired by a racing car steering wheel. There is a choice of three dial colours: silver, black or blue.
The lightly curved stainless steel case measures 40 mm and features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and see-through case back. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres.
Le Locle Automatic Chronometer Edition
The Tissot Le Locle Automatic Chronometer Edition celebrates the brand's victory at the International Timing Competition, demonstrating its expertise in exceptional mechanical movements. The elegant new timepiece is available in a rose gold PVD coating or bicolour PVD coating.
The watch is available with a stainless steel bracelet or leather strap, and features a patterned guilloche dial with Arabic numerals and a double anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Movement is Swiss-made automatic with COSC certified chronometer.
Titanium Chrono Quartz
The Tissot Titanium Chrono Quartz features a titanium case, integrated crown and skeleton hands for a modern look. The brand has utilised the light yet powerful qualities of titanium to create a design that reflects the power of the Titans - the Greek mythological warriors from which the material's name originates.
The watch features Swiss made quartz chronograph movement and water resistance to 100 metres. The dial is available in silver, dark blue, black or anthracite colour, and there is a choice of rubber strap or titanium bracelet.
T-Touch II Lady
Designed for "smart and adventurous women leading action-packed lifestyles", the Tissot T-Touch II Lady features 13 different functions and touchscreen technology.
The watch includes compass, weather forecast function, altimeter and water resistance to 100 metres. It features a black mother-of-pearl dial with a choice of indexes or diamonds, and is available with a polished titanium bracelet, white silicone strap, or a leather strap in black or white.
The T-Touch II Lady has a tactile scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, anti-magnetic titanium case and a rotating bezel. Movement is Swiss made quartz with battery end-of-life indicator.
The numbered name of the Tissot T-10 is a nod to the T-Collection of 1999. The design is available in a variety of styles: a black or white dial with small dots among the modern indices; a bi-colour option; or a mother-of-pearl dial with surrounding diamonds.
The T-10 has a stainless steel bracelet and domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It is water resistant to 30 metres and features Swiss made quartz movement.
Prices to follow.