THE ELEGANCE OF TRADITION
Making luxury accessible: this is what is on offer from Tissot with their steel or gold watches in classic and timeless style, made in Switzerland.
The T-Classic collection is based on a timepiece combining elements from the impressive heritage and skills of the watchmakers, Tissot. The epitome of a classic watch, the Tradition Automatic Small Second, with a design inspired by a 1950s model, quite logically finds its place in the series. It comes in several different versions to suit all tastes and for all occasions. So for the 40mm case and the hands, you can choose between steel, yellow gold or rose gold. Whatever the colour of the matching dial (anthracite, black or silver), all have the same layout in terms of time information, combining simplicity and elegance. All versions also feature the same self-winding mechanical movement, ETA 2825-2 (38 hours of power reserve), to be seen at work through the sapphire case back.
Two sword-shaped hands show the hours and minutes, represented by a Roman numeral 12 and long, slim indices. A discreet date counter is set at 3 o’clock. A small second hand at 6 o’clock is used to make sure the watch calibre is working. The whole watch is crowned with a curved sapphire crystal. The Tradition Automatic Small Second is worn, depending on the model, with a strap with a leather push-button butterfly clasp or one made from the same material as the case.
Another strong point, and not the least important, is the price for the timepieces in this collection. Luxury watches have seldom been sold at such accessible prices!
Price: from €660 (Steel – leather strap) www.tissotwatches.com
By Dan Diaconu