tissot v8 swissmatic


After the Everytime, now it is the V8’s turn to be equipped with the Swissmatic mechanic calibre. The result? Elegant, sports-style watches at very attractive prices.

Wardrobe basics are those vital clothing accessories to be selected for the day in line with our needs and wishes. Among the accessories for men, the three-hand watch with date is absolutely vital. Choosing the ideal watch, however, is not always an easy matter, and very often a purchase is like a puzzling equation with three unknowns. So is it possible to find a timepiece combining a strong personality with a Swiss-made mechanical movement at an affordable price? Fortunately, brands such as Tissot include collections in their catalogues with all the assets you could ask for. A good example being the various versions of the new V8 Swissmatic.

tissot v8 swissmatic closeupOn the black or silver-grey dials the essential time data are displayed. The stylised hands are partially coated in lume and point towards tapering hour markers. A counter at 3 o’clock shows the date, while the central second hand equipped with a T-shaped counterweight indicates that the movement is working correctly. This beautifully simple design is encircled by a black, blue or steel bezel where the minute numbers are placed. This feature gives the 42.5mm-wide steel case a sports feel, which is reinforced by the choice of straps, made of steel or perforated leather.

tissot v8 swissmatic closeup whiteThe V8 Swissmatic watches are attractive from an aesthetic point of view, but also for their mechanism. All the models are driven by a self-winding calibre providing over 70 hours of power reserve.

Price: from 390 EUR to 450 EUR www.tissotwatches.com

By Dan Diaconu