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With the new Heritage Visodate, Tissot proves once again that its heritage is a great source of inspiration for creating contemporary watches at an affordable price.
Tissot has delved into its archives for the design of the Heritage Visodate watch. With a rich heritage accumulated in its 166-year history – the company was founded in 1853 – the brand from Le Locle has here taken inspiration from a watch released in 1954. The main features have been preserved alongside some new design elements. And the results are interesting, since the Heritage Visodate has a classic shape overall – a bit like a watch you might have pinched from your father or grandfather – with a vintage design feel and the inclusion of the old Tissot logo on the dial, but without the outdated aspects of older timepieces. This is a piece filled with character, providing a nice effect on the wrist for either men or women, and at a very nice price, since it costs under 400 Swiss francs.
To please as many people as possible, the watchmakers have made several different models, varying in colour for the dial, indices and hands, the case and the strap. The Heritage Visodate dial comes in two colours, black or ivory, and has dauphine-style hour and minute hands, faceted hour markers and golden or silvered Arabic numerals. The 40mm-wide case is either made of polished steel, an antique bronze PVD coating, yellow gold or rose gold. The case houses a quartz movement, the calibre ETA F06.111, which drives the hours, minutes, seconds in the centre and the date at 3 o’clock.
This new watch by Tissot is worn with a Milanese mesh steel strap, a brown or black grained calfskin alligator-feel leather strap or a coffee-coloured, pink or peach-orange, smooth leather strap.
Price: 295 CHF (steel on leather) – 325 CHF (steel on steel) – 365 CHF (PVD steel on leather) www.tissotwatches.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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