tissot v8 closeup



The V8 collection has been expanded with a new model and as ever with a sports feel. Its strengths: precision to 1/10th of a second and an attractive look on the wrist.

Any mention of the V8 inevitably brings to mind the roar of the powerful motor in sports or luxury cars. At Tissot, V8 is the name for a collection of chronographs designed to compete. They all feature a 42.5mm-wide steel case and a reliable and precise quartz chronograph movement. Among the many models, one in particular stands out for its time-reading clarity. On the white dial of the V8 Quartz Chronograph (ref. T106.417.11.031.00), three counters display the shorter time measurements, making them easy to read.

tissot v8 closeup

Whereas on many chronographs, a press on the piston-shaped monopusher at 2 o’clock activates the hands of the complication and a second press stops them, the V8 Quartz Chronograph can also measure additional and intermediary time. The measurements are displayed in three subdials placed in the standard position on the dial and with a central hand for the seconds. And to guarantee a high level of precision, the watch is accurate to 1/10th of a second.

The tachymetric scale here is not only aesthetic, but also has a practical purpose. It can be used to measure the average speed in kilometres per hour over a distance of 1,000 metres. You just need to start the chronograph at the beginning of the distance and stop it at the end to see the result with the help of a second hand on a scale on the attractive blue bezel.

Price: €440 www.tissotwatches.com

By Dan Diaconu