Here Is Everything You Need To Know About The Tissot 2022 Novelties
Showcasing an exciting range of watches, Tissot kickstarts 2022 with five new timepieces
Tissot showcased a fantastic range of timepieces at their digital presentation last evening. The five new and exciting timepieces include new and improved PRX models, the technologically savvy T-Touch Connect Solar, the ultimate diving watch Seastar in new variations, and special edition pieces for their collaboration with MotoGP and the Grand Tours of cycling.
Join us as we take you through each of the watches in detail.
PRX In New Sizes and Versions
When Tissot launched the PRX collection last year, it became an instant commercial and critical success. The brand witnessed the same reaction earlier this year with the release of the PRX gold versions. This time, Tissot has unveiled five new PRX models with 35mm satin-finish steel cases, all powered by quartz movements. These slimmed-down PRX models are available in various dial colour palettes offering consumers an ample choice of style and preference. The four steel models are available in dial colours ranging from silver, blue, green to light blue options. The last of the five models feature a steel case with a yellow-gold-PVD plated case and bracelet and a yellow-gold coloured dial. Retro in its design aesthetic, this new range of PRX models will add to the collection’s extensive fanbase.
Apart from the 35mm models, Tissot also showcased two new models featuring a high-function automatic chronograph function for the very first time. This satin-finished 42mm steel watch is deeply inspired by the laid-back 1970s sports watch. It houses a reverse panda dial with white sub-dials set on a contrasting black background. The PRX Automatic Chronograph is powered by the Valjoux A05.H31 calibre and offers a power reserve of 60 hours.
T-Touch Connect Solar
Making an impression from the word go is the all-new Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar – the original Swiss connected watch powered by the sun’s energy. This unique and innovative timepiece returns with a range of new technologies and innovations that better fit your lifestyle. These new functions include real-time live score updates from the NBA and the world’s leading cycling events, an innovative “bring me back” technology for easy navigation and an upgraded cross-platform activity tracker. Additionally, everyday functions include a weather trend, an altimeter, a compass and an alarm.
The watch is set with the ground-breaking SwALPS low-energy operating system, which runs on solar power and offers six months of battery autonomy. The watch is charged via the dial made from one solar cell. The watch comes in a 47mm titanium case with black PVD and rose gold coating set with a ceramic bezel.
T-Race Cycling Series
Tissot wants you to feel the spirit and glory of cycling’s Grand Tours with the launch of its Tissot T-Race Cycling Series. Created in honour of the heroes of the peloton and the elite riders who inspire cyclists across the globe, the T-Race Cycling series comes in three special editions; Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. Each of the three pieces embodies the watch brand’s association with the three races.
These new exceptional timepieces feature a more classic look than their predecessors. The watch features pushers that reflect the brake levers, hands that take inspiration from the spokes, and lugs that represent the lightness of racing bike frames. The crown and caseback are reminiscent of the cassette. Each of the three pieces is housed with the respective race logos present on the second hand, crown and caseback of the three Grand Tours; namely yellow for Tour de France, pink for Giro, red for La Vuelta.
Inspired by heroes and the thrills of the sport, the MotoGP, Tissot launches three new unique timepieces – the Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic, the T-Race MotoGP Quartz and the T-Race Marc Marques. These timepieces are crafted with the same detail and expertise shared by the watchmaker, the motorbike mechanic and the world champion rider. Sporty in its aesthetic, the watch is deeply inspired by the MotoGP and its black and red colours.
The T-Race MotoGP Automatic has a 45.5mm steel case with a brake disc patterned bezel, engraved pushers and the same numbering used on MotoGP fairings. The 70s vintage style deeply inspires the quartz edition. It also incorporates many race-inspired features like the brake disc design, a grooved middle band, and handle-bar style pushers. Last but not least, the T-Race Marc Marquez is a special timepiece designed and developed by the legendary Marc Marquez himself. It features his colours with flashy red counters set on a heavy brushed dial.
Tissot Seastar for All
Busting the age-old thinking of offering diver’s watches only for men, Tissot introduces a new collection of Seastar models designed to fit any wrist, anytime, anywhere. As one of the most contemporary and stylish diver’s watches, the Tissot Seastar collection needs no introduction. Its reliability, design and innovative technology have made it the perfect companion for any moment and any wrist.
The new models are available in two variations: the Seastar 1000 Quartz and the Seastar 2000 Professional Powermatic 80. The former is available in a 36mm steel case featuring dial colours in shimmering black, blue or white lacquer. These colourful dials are complemented by yellow-gold and silver details. The 36mm edition has water-resistant of 300 metres and comes with a uni-directional rotating bezel.
The 46mm Seastar 2000 Professional Powermatic 80 offers advanced performance with versatility. The watch is available in a stainless steel case with a black PVD-coated option. It is set with a wave-motif dial on either black or marine-blue inspired blue to black gradient dial colours. Powered by the Powermatic 80 automatic movement, the watch has water-resistant of 600 metres. It comes equipped with a ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel, a screw-down crown with protection, Super-LumiNova detailing, an automatic helium escape valve and ISO 6425 (2018) diver’s watch certification.
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