TIME CROWNED WITH GOLD
Four new models have now joined Tissot’s classic Gentleman collection, all crowned with a solid pink-gold bezel and equipped with a robust self-winding movement, the famous Powermatic.
The word “gentleman” evokes elegance, courtesy and discretion, and it is no doubt because of these three refined qualities that Tissot gave this name to one of its collections. Gentleman is a series of watches with a fairly traditional design, passing through time with no heed for the fashions that come and go. And despite the masculine name, the brand from Le Locle has not left anyone out, since the watch comes in a size adapted to most wrists and in a range of four dial colours.
The Gentleman is housed in a 40mm-wide and 10.64mm-thick case with curved, ergonomic lugs for maximum comfort and is topped with a solid pink-gold bezel. The metal case is watertight down to 50m and houses the calibre Powermatic 80, a self-winding movement which, as its name implies, provides 80 hours of power reserve. It comes with a silicon hairspring for improved accuracy and magnetic resistance. The powerful mechanism gives life to the hour, minute and central seconds, as well as the date at 3 o’clock.
On the dial, there are four colours to choose from: black, ivory, chocolate and silver. The watch face features a fine cross and golden indices around the outside. The time is shown by a couple of dauphine-style hands and a slender second hand, which are all coloured gold, while the date is displayed in black against a white background.
This new Tissot watch is worn with a strap including three rows of links or with a smooth, black leather strap coloured black, caramel or chocolate, plus a steel folding clasp.
Price: 1,295 CHF www.tissotwatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin