STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
Forever fashionable! Delightful stylistic details and a high-performing heart help forge the personality of novel references showcased by the Le Locle watchmaker.
Chemin des Tourelles, is an address, where Tissot has been weaving its magic since 1907, yet it’s also one of the Swiss brand’s iconic watches. And, just like the historic location, this model places the accent on timelessness in the shape of a collection of references flaunting clear-cut elegance. The steel cases are proposed as such in different sizes with diameters spanning 34 mm to 42 mm along with a consensual, contemporary 39 mm one. Rose gold PVD and two-tone variations offer an alternative to wrists seeking extra sophistication. Whatever the size chosen, every piece is set off with flattering polished and satin-brushed details as well as a domed sapphire-crystal glass.
On the black, white, blue, green silver and ivory dials, the hour chapters flaunt a resolutely pared-down look. They comprise two slimline indexes, occasionally two Roman numerals and a Clous de Paris pattern. The sword-style hour and minute hands hover accurately over them, driven by the high-performing Powermatic 80 Nivachron caliber, nestling inside the case, and insensitive to the negative effects of magnetic fields. This selfwinding movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve also animates the date set at 6 o’clock in all references. And, to be sure there’s something for everyone, the 2023 Chemin des Tourelles vintages are complemented by comfortable leather straps or metal bracelets composed of brushed- and polished-finished links. Far from ephemeral trends of the times, classical style is still an obvious choice.