tissot t touch expert solar closeup



Affectionately nicknamed “the Swiss army knife of watchmaking“, the famous multi-purpose watch with its solar dial by Tissot has been reinvented with two colours to better attract the adventurers of the 21st century.

Both a precursor and a born adventurer, Tissot was one of the first brands to develop a watch that was specifically adapted to explorers of new lands, to individuals seeking to surpass themselves and sportsmen. The Swiss brand has introduced a new model, the T-Touch Expert Solar II, in two versions: one is emerald green, to be worn “on land”, and the other petrol blue, for plunging into the blue waters of the ocean to a depth of 100 metres.

tissot t touch expert solar closeup

Indispensable for travelling the world, the T-Touch Expert Solar II is a tactile, solar-powered watch, running on a quartz movement developed by ETA. The mechanism is powered by a battery that will run for one year without charging, and is housed in a large (45mm) titanium case. The case is crowned with a fixed bezel made of technical ceramics and coloured green or blue.

On the emerald green version, the upper part of the dial of this Tissot is sandblasted and features a compass rose, while the petrol blue version is adorned by a grid pattern around the hour marker and vertical lines at the centre. The lower part of the dial, meanwhile, contains a solar panel with a digital and tactile display. This recharges the battery with natural or artificial light.

The T-Touch Expert Solar II model has some 20 functions, most of which can be selected by a touch of the finger: a compass, altimeter, pressure gauge, regatta timer, day and week display, back-lighting, complete chronograph, azimuth, log, double alarm, double time zone, perpetual calendar and stopwatch.

This new watch by Tissot comes with a rubber strap joined to the case and in a colour matching the ceramic bezel.

Price: 995 CHF www.tissotwatches.com

By Sharmila Bertin