PERFORMANCE AND STYLE
Tissot has expanded its Ballade collection with a new model combining steel and pink gold PVD coating to adorn our wrists with elegance on all occasions.
Since 2017, the Ballade collection by Tissot has been carrying us away to an efficient and accessible mechanical world. So, as usual, the men’s watches for 2018 combine performance and style. As the proverb says, you don’t change a winning team! The new model, which will be officially introduced during BaselWorld, is still driven by the powerful self-winding Powermatic 80 calibre with a silicon balance wheel/spiral duo. Along with a healthy power reserve of 80 hours, this calibre, which is certified by the COSC (the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), is highly resistant to rust, impacts and magnetic fields. This year, the brand from the Swatch Group has combined the calibre with an elegant two-colour case with a transparent back. After a steel and yellow gold model, here the bezel and crown take on a more refined coating with pink gold PVD. The overall effect is enhanced by polished finishes with satin effects.
On the dial can be found the brand’s characteristic time elements: hours, minutes, seconds and date. These features are set in a simple decor. The slender dauphine-type hands move across a central disc with a finish half way between a “Clou de Paris” and a honeycomb pattern. A scratch-proof sapphire crystal rounds off the design.
This new Ballade is worn on the wrist with a 316L solid steel strap with pink gold PVD links or a leather version with a butterfly deployment clasp.
Price: 1,070 EUR www.tissotwatches.com
By Dan Diaconu
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