A fresh tribute to racing
Tissot has had a strong bond with motor sports since the 60s. With this in mind, the Swiss brand has once again joined forces with Alpine to design a watch in tribute to motor racing. The collaboration has produced 460 of the Tissot V8 Alpine A460 limited edition.
Long-standing partners Tissot and Alpine teamed up for the Alpine victory at the Monte-Carlo Rally and World Rally Championship in 1973. The brands got back together in 1978 for Alpine’s scratch victory at Les 24 Heures du Mans. Following these milestones, Tissot and Alpine have joined forces again to bring out an original timepiece with a nod to motor racing: V8 Alpine A460. It’s packed with features such as pushers that look like engine valves, a carbon dial and unique carbon-look leather strap that brings to mind vintage car materials.
The 42mm steel case is waterproof to depths of 100m. The tricompax (with three counters) dial is shielded by anti-glare sapphire crystal and displays the small seconds at 6, 30-minute counter at 10 and 1/10th of a second counter at 2. The watch is true to Alpine’s colours: blue markers and central seconds hand and orange counter hands with a luminescent coating to glow in the dark. Tissot and Alpine are in the driving seats!
Price: 460 euros tissot.com
By Inès Aloui