At the Chemin des Tourelles 17 in Le Locle, you will discover the base camp of Tissot SA since 1907. Tissot named an assortment after this road, called the Chemin des Tourelles (which means as much as ‘Turret road’). Also, it is to be sure a pleasant ‘Chemin’, where Tissot is found. An incredible motivation to name an assortment after it.

Tissot Chemin des Tourelles

The Chemin des Tourelles assortment isn’t new, yet Tissot a few new watches with blue and earthy colored dials. In their official statement, Tissot states these tones are a ‘trend’, which is valid, yet which additionally has been a pattern for very a few years now. Maybe the news doesn’t make a trip that quick to the Chemin de Tourelles in Le Locle. Regardless, Tissot accomplished to make some beautiful cool looking watches with – surely – blue and earthy colored dials, controlled by their Powermatic 80 development. More about the development later.

Tissot has a long history, right back to 1853. It made some hugely cool watches in the twentieth century and even imparted a few developments and designs to Omega during the 1950s. Tissot several decent chronographs and plunging watches, that, on the off chance that you are into vintage watches, merit searching for. Attempt the Tissot Navigator chronograph, for instance, controlled by a Lemania development. Or then again the PR516 from the 1970s, with a comparative Lemania based development as the popular Moonwatch. At the point when Swatch Group assumed control more than, a ton of brands that they procured were repositioned. Brands like Longines and Tissot were situated between the lower-end Certina and the better quality Omega brand. Pattern Group astutely (in contrast to Richemont) stacked their brands, so they would not cannibalize too their very own lot gathering but instead battle competition from outside. For fanatics of vintage Tissot and Longines a pity, as these were contrastingly situated in the past than they are today, however useful for newcomers and devotees with a restricted (or normal?) budget.

Powermatic 80

Back to the Tissot Chemin de Tourelles and its specifications. The Powermatic 80 depends on the ETA type C07.111, which is on its turn dependent on the work of art and demonstrated ETA2824-2. It has a force save of 80 hours (thus the name) and ticks at 21600vph. It is really a beautiful little development, with the embellished rotor engraved ‘Tissot’.

The development can be respected through a sapphire gem that Tissot fitted for the situation back. This snap-on case back has a lot of inscriptions in the bezel, similar to the reference number, chronic number, the brand name, its establishing year and the degree of water obstruction. Gracious, and the way that it is made of treated steel and has a sapphire gem. All in all too much if you were to ask me, why not make an intriguing etching of the model name in general? In any case, some watch aficionados may like a great deal of specifications visible on the watch.

On the dial side, we find where the genuine excellence is of this watch. A decent blue, or earthy colored, dial. Either complete sunburst or with a dash of a Clous de Paris design around the middle part. The watch comes with either stick markers (sunburst adaptation), or halfway stick markers and Roman numerals. The Clous de Paris in combination with the Roman numerals makes the Tissot Chemin des Tourelles a touch more exemplary as I would like to think. The Chemin des Tourelles watch comes with a coordinating (21mm) tie with croc print and has a butterfly collapsing clasp.

With a breadth of 42mm, and a thickness of 10.9mm, it is an extremely simple fit for a large portion of us I think. The watches are accessible either in typical (316L) hardened steel, or with a PVD rose gold covering. For the tempered steel models, there is additionally a treated steel arm band accessible, making the watch a touch all the more all-round.

The Tissot Chemin des Tourelles in steel and blue dials, just as the PVD gold with earthy colored dials, are accessible as of now, the blue dial adaptation with the Roman numerals and cowhide tie will be accessible as of September 2018 (which strikes me as odd, as it just concerns a strap).

Pricing is as follows:

  • Reference T099.407.16.047.00 (Sunburst), treated steel, cowhide lash: 745 Euro;
  • Reference T099.407.11.048.00 (Clous de Paris), treated steel with wristband: 795 Euro;
  • Reference T099.407.11.048.00 (Sunburst), PVD rose gold, calfskin tie: 855 Euro;
  • Reference T099.407.36.448.00 (Clous de Paris), PVD rose gold, calfskin tie: 855 Euro;

More data can be found on the authority Tissot .