Part of the Swatch Group, which exited Baselworld last year, Tissot’s annual event at the Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort can be seen as the watchmaker creating an independent buzz around their 2020 novelties. Characterised by Tissot’s traditional watchmaking aesthetics, the pieces unveiled were deeply inspired by their classics, and included luxe-sporty men’s timepieces and a much wider range for women. Here are six that truly stood out at the Tissot India Brand Summit 2020.
Designed for lovers of vintage watchmaking and adrenaline fueled racing, this piece comes a year after the overnight success of the first generation of the Tissot Heritage Navigator Chrono Auto 1973. With a barrel-shaped chronograph, Tissot took heavy inspiration from a 1973 classic for this. You can tell this timepiece is ideal for racing professionals, boasting a chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters. All of this powered by a self-winding Valjoux A05.H31 calibre.
This one is undoubtedly our favourite — Tissot claims this to be the most robust and secure timepiece they’ve crafted in recent times. A limited edition of 1,000, the Tissot Seastar 1000 Professional fully satisfies the criteria of the ISO 6425 standard governing professional diving watches. Cased in satin-finished steel, the timepiece boasts a dual sub-dial chronograph and a date window. Powered by an ETA Valjoux A05.H21 calibre, it’s self-wound and boasts a power reserve of 60 hours.
While this might be a Valentine’s Day special, it’s definitely a year-round novelty to own. A stainless steel design with a rose gold PVD trim, its dial features a white iridescent mother-of-pearl, which adds a soft, elegant touch. It boasts a quartz end-of-life movement inside, a reminder of promises made and the continuation of a timeless love story.
Though Tissot is a very sports-focused brand, we tend to forget that their alter-ego also caters to style-orienented women, and this year, the brand has decided to embrace this side more. The timepiece at hand is the steel Tissot T-My Lady, and features an 18K gold bezel. Enriched with 60 diamonds, it takes its elegance underneath the dial as well with a self-wound powermatic 48 calibre.
Carrying forward their sporting legacy into 2020 is the SuperSport Chrono. Inspired by rugby, which has its own aesthetic, this piece is cased in satin steel and boasts a double sub-dial chronograph that adds to its sporty appeal. A quartz piece, the index and dial are coated with Super-LumiNova®.
The minimalist and clean dial of the women’s Heritage Porto has a certain retro appeal. The slender and domed tonneau-shape is Art Nouveau inspired, and it has two versions — a 45-hour power reserve mechanical and a quartz. The steel timepiece is polished with pink gold PVD.
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