The first watch I want to talk about is the Tissot Gentleman which I bought as I did not have a very dressy watch in my collection, and I wanted one for those more formal occasions.
Tissot have managed to find a way into my collection three times and I like to call this The Tissot Trilogy…
A Brief Overview of Tissot
Founded by Father & Son team of Charles-Félicien Tissot and Charles-Émile Tissot began their operation in 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland and fun fact they are still based there today.
Tissot over the years have cultivated their portfolio and there is no doubt there is a watch for everyone from classic designs to sporty as well as more forward thinking technology you cannot go wrong with choosing a Tissot.
In 1983 Tissot became part of the Swatch group and with brands including Omega, Blancpain, Longines & Rado to name a few you can see they are in good company.
Case & Dial
A very nice size of 40mm and with a thickness of only 8.5mm and weighing in at only 70g on the leather stap this watch sits very well on my small wrist.
It fits nicely under a cuff but if you do wish to show it off it will get some admiring glances as well.
What I really like about this watch is how simple and elegant it looks with a black dial, silver indexes and hands, there is some super luminova on the hands but is not overly bright.
A date window set at 3 o’clock with minimal text of TISSOT and the now very well know 1853 underneath that which I fully appreciate.
The glass is domed and made of sapphire for a more scratch resistant finish.
What really sets this watch off for me is the finishing, the silver indexes against the black dial Is quite stunning in a subtle way along with the finishing on the bezel when this watch catches the sunlight it really does pop.
A lovely leather strap with white stitching and enough holes to set for your wrist size, a butterfly clasp with push buttons which also has a nice touch with the “T” on it.
21mm lug to lug but if you do prefer this on a bracelet there is an option for that also.
A Swiss quartz movement with 3 jewels but if quartz is not your thing there is an automatic version which is powered by the very good Powermatic 80.
A very underrated watch in my opinion however I do believe this watch is now getting a lot more love and rightly so.
A very simple but elegant design I see this as more of a dress watch but on the bracelet, I can see this one being worn in more casual circumstances.
There is a version for everyone with different dial colours in blue or green to name a couple of colours and if quartz in not your preference, then you can choose the automatic version which is also highly recommended.
Check out the range Tissot Gentleman Range
What are your thoughts on the Tissot Gentleman?? Leave your comments below
See you soon for part two of the Tissot Trilogy…