22 Tissot Watches I’m Currently Drooling Over


A leader in mid-range timepieces since 1853

Founded in 1853 by a father and son team, Tissot relies on precision and trust by sports organizations like the NBA to capture a significant market share.

 


An integral, risk-taking brand in a watch conglomerate

As part of the Swatch Group, Tissot is a brand that is part of the Group’s extensive portfolio.

Housed at the same level as Hamilton, above Swatch,  and below ‘High Range’ watches such as Longines and Rado, it’s in a sweet spot of middle-income suburbia that wants to reward themselves with a quality, Swiss-made timepiece.

The pricing and prestige is enough to make a statement in any boardroom meeting, without breaking the bank account.

Tissot has been a risk-taker in watchmaking, experimenting with case materials to house their pieces such as the Pearl watch in 1987 and the Rock watch (below).

Sports is really their forte

As an official timekeeper for various world championships, there’s a lot of prestige involved within Tissot. The were part of many ski races, cycling events, fencing, ice hockey, to name a few.

With timing critical to any sport, where mere milliseconds can mean medal placement or none, accuracy is of the essence and Tissot delivers. With a range of watches and collections, such as the Tissot Couturier Automatic reviewed at WYCA, there is a piece that will speak to you.

22 Pieces to Inspire Your Next Purchase

Here are several Men’s and Women’s watches available today that you should consider adding to your collection:

1. Tissot Savonnette (T83.6.553.13)

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Starting off with a curveball, the Savonnette isn’t a wristwatch at all. A pocket watch that embraces tradition and class, the quartz pocketwatch adds a sense of finesse that no wristwatch can beat.

The stainless steel case adds durability, and will be an attention grabber when you have it with a fine-tailored suit.

For the nostalgic side, the Savonnette comes in various designs, some with gold lining for that extra boost of personality. Pull out that cigar, sir. This one is a winner.

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2. Tissot Everytime Large NATO (T109.610.17.037.00)

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With a clean, easy-to-read white face, this quartz number has a 42mm case which is suitable for a wide range of wrists. It’s not a light-up piece but it is water-resistant up to 30m.

It’s simple, no-frills watch with a NATO strap. The Everytime has a scratch-resistant crystal, and can handle your typical bump and grinds.

I like how the hours has a zero for the single digits, which is a rare sight for any timepiece. This collection comes with various strap colors but the navy blue strap over the silver steel accent pieces makes it stand out a lot. Would be a suitable candidate for a daily watch.

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3. Tissot Chrono XL Tour de France Collection (T116.617.37.057.00)

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With a 45mm case, covered in a 316L stainless steel case with black PVD coating, this Chrono XL is a proud sponsor of Tour de France. This quartz watch has a sapphire crystal, 100m water resistance, with stopwatch and chronograph.

If you need to track your laps and keep track of your performance without having rubber-coated watches resting on your wrist, this is a goodie.

I love how the neon yellow accent pops against the black background. It makes a huge impact if your clothing style are neutral to dark hues and you want just one thing to ‘pop’.

I’m not a fan of the large case size, especially for smaller-sized wrists like myself, but other people can make this work.

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4. Tissot Vintage Chronograph 18K Gold (T920.417.76.031.00)

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At 41mm, this chronograph is more suitable for the ‘everyman’ wrist and makes a statement with the rose gold case. It offers chronograph capabilities, worthy of keeping track of your morning runs and then off to your steering committee meeting right after.

Decisions don’t make themselves; needs a strong mind at the helm and that’s you. Well, it could be you if you bought this piece.

The rose gold with a calfskin strap and a white face is my personal favorite as has enough ‘show-off’ factor without being too gaudy.

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5. Tissot PR 100 Titanium Quartz (T101.410.44.041.00)

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Part of their ‘T-Classic’ collection, this is a simple, daily watch that has a special quality about it: the titanium case. It’s like that mysterious co-worker, who eats boring salad every lunch, but you find out that they’re the lead guitarist in a rockabilly band every Thursday night at some dive in the outskirts of the city.

Only a select few will know why they’re special and when you know, it’s pretty great that no one else does.

It’s like that, but in a watch format. The PR 100 is on the small side at 39mm, and while it has a sapphire crystal, the face is really nonchalant. However, this watch is all about the little details: The ‘T’ at the tail-end of the second ticker, the ‘1853’ to commemorate the beginnings of Tissot, and the date marker at 6’o clock.

Subtlety goes a long way.

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6. Tissot Le Locle Powermatic 80 (T006.407.16.053.00)

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Le Locle is a small city in Switzerland and home to Tissot. This is home turf for Tissot and this watch oozes tradition. With roman numeral numbers, this 39.3 mm watch is a Swiss automatic timepiece, with an 80 hour power reserve.

There are two versions of the Le Locle Powermatic, with the other having a 120 hour power reserve.

The Le Locle collection embraces craftmanship, which is present in the museum-style clear case back so you can see the movement do their magic and appreciate the work involved in creating a masterpiece.

The multi-textured face adds depth to an already eye-catching piece. Check out WYCA’s Le Locle review.

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7. Tissot PRS 516 Automatic Chronograph (T100.427.36.201.00)

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For the motorsports aficionado, this watch is your calling. At 45mm, this T- Sport collection example is a big boy but houses a Valjoux automatic mechanism. This is a watch equivalent of a V10, naturally aspirated, Formula One car of yesteryear.

Featuring a tachymeter bezel, chronograph and stopwatch capabilities, the face has a similar vibe as the Hamilton Pan-Europ and that’s not a bad thing. It has many colorways, each to suit your taste or preference of racing teams.

This prime example has blue accents, which stand out over the black case and face.

The face itself has a carbon fiber-like texture, with a motorsports-inspired strap; it oozes horsepower and speed.

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8. Tissot Sculpture Line Automatic Chronograph Valjoux 18K Gold (T905.627.76.057.00)

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43mm of pure excellence. Well, 42.7 to be exact. This 18K rose gold example has your typical Tissot traditional accents: see-through case back, sapphire crystal, leather strap. Meh.

However, this is a special one because not only it has chronograph and stopwatch functionality, but the heart is famous.

Housing an ETA 7750, the Valjoux-developed heart is well-known in the horology circle and is known for the rotor sound and mono-directional wind.

With a domed sapphire crystal, and a day-date indicator at 3 o’clock, this watch has a 48 hour power reserve and large, Arabic numerals it will make an impact to any outfit. You’ll never be late for that dinner, ever again!

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9. Tissot Quickster Chronograph NBA Edition – Oklahoma City Thunder (T095.417.17.037.14)

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To show their support of the NBA, Tissot created a collection of watches featuring the colorways of all NBA teams.

As the official timekeeper of NBA games, the thrill of guarding the paint and those 3-pointers can be on your wrist.

The Tissot Quickster is a 42mm chronograph quartz watch with a tachymeter bezel and a simple, easy-to-read watch face. Less complex and humble in design, the only thing that makes this piece stand out is the Oklahoma City colorway.

With the OKC color in the case back, it’s a noble way to show your dedication. Show Kevin Durant what loyalty is all about! (Sorry, not really).

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10. Tissot Heritage 1936 Mechanical (T104.405.16.012.00)

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This next example is the evolution of horology. After World War I, wristwatch demand rose over pocket watches. Practicality was the name of the game, with able to see time with just a quick glance, rather than fidgeting through your pocket to look.

This was also secure through straps, rather than a chain on a lapel or pocket. Because of this, Tissot modified their pocket watches, added arches for the straps to go on, and the Heritage 1936 exists today.

A 45mm example, it’s a fully mechanical watch with a see-through case back and a sapphire crystal. The Arabic numbers are big, with a period-specific second ticker at 6 o’clock. There’s also 24-hour functionality, acting as the outer bezel within the white face.

It’s a great example for the history/military fan.

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11. Tissot PR 100 Dual Time ( T101.452.16.051.00)

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With a small GMT face at 9 o’clock, this PR 100 is features a home and away time for the frequent travelers in this blog.

At 39mm, it’s a bit on the small side and not as complicated with the quartz movement, but it does feature a sapphire crystal which is nice when you’re sleeping on that redeye flight.

Featuring the date function at 6 o’clock, the biggest attention getter of this piece is the red bezel on the GMT face. It adds pop to an already functional piece.

Better catch that flight because this watch is ready for your adventures.


12. Tissot Le Locle Powermatic 80 Lady (T006.407.36.126.00)

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Now now, ladies… We at WYCA haven’t forgotten about you! Tissot has great examples for you. We’re going to start off with a bang and show the Le Locle collection with the 80 hour power reserve.

Similar to the Le Locle example we saw earlier but at 39.3mm case, it has enough presence for the female powerhouses reading this blog.

I love this example because of the black mother-of-pearl dial. The texture and the natural lines show well when it catches a little bit of light, giving the viewer hints of teal, purple, and navy.

It has sophistication that no other watch can offer, and will look great with a cocktail dress or a power suit.


13. Tissot Everytime Small NATO (T109.210.37.031.00)

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I’m a sucker for rose gold. This 30mm example is just solidifying that taste.

This is a simple, bright white face with a stainless steel case coated in rose gold PVD.

It’s not real gold but just the same shade. It’s a great daily watch that is also a great accessory for white blouses, or if you have bright pants.

Rose gold goes well with teal, or dark blue and will look great with fair, light-tanned skin tones.

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14. Tissot T-Wave (T112.210.33.051.00)

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Another 30mm example that would look good on any woman wearing it with confidence.

This example is an all-stainless steel case and bracelet, with a rose gold PVD coating.

Featuring a sapphire crystal and quartz movement, it has a solid foundation to be a dependable wristwatch.

However, the T-Wave design philosophy is graceful and free-flowing just like every woman.  The watch face shows that with mother-of-pearl accents showing the philosophy at heart.

With an accented 12 o’clock index and outline hour and minute hands, it’s great for a semi-formal function or an important presentation.


15. Tissot Generosi-T (T105.309.11.126.00)

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Featuring a 24mm x 27.5mm rectangular face, the Generosi-T has a thick frame, which has a  similar presence to a bangle.

Quartz movement will make this example dependable and has an art-deco presence.

The black mother-of-pearl face with green undertones and hints of purple, reflect that time period of prohibition and watches becoming art pieces.

This piece a favorite of mine because it’s different from any other piece within Tissot.

The unique shape will be a topic of discussion with everyone and with just roman numerals present at 12 and 6 o’clock, this classic example would look good on any woman’s collection.

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16. Tissot T-Touch Solar Jungfraubahn (T091.420.46.051.10)

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This particular example has an interesting association. Named after the famed Swiss railway that has the Jungfrau peak towering above it, this T-Touch example is focused in your inner explorer.

Just the name itself oozes adventure: towering peaks in the Swiss Alps, enjoying the crisp mountain air in Switzerland’s second-highest open railway.

Whenever I see this watch, I want to be off exploring and testing my limits as a human being.

This quartz with solar capabilities is no slouch. Featuring adventure-specific functions like altimeter, compass, chronograph, backlighting, second time zone, etc.

This watch would be a handy tool for hiking or ice climbing.

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17. Tissot Pendant (T81.4.220.96)

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I don’t see this example as a useful watch, but more of an eye-catching statement piece of jewelry.

At 21mm, this pendant is a tiny example that would stand out on a linen blouse or anything light and airy.

Featuring a gold brass case, there’s a diamond indicator on 12 o’clock and has a white mother-of-pearl face.

It’s a unique piece of jewelry that also double duties as a timepiece. Pretty snazzy combo, I must say.


18. Tissot Bella Ora (T103.310.36.111.01)

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Women’s watches are more risque when it comes to watch cases.

This example is the Bella Ora, featuring a 31.4mm oval case with a white mother-of-pearl face. It has a sapphire crystal and has an individuality right off the bat.

The oval case has a wide presence and would look good with a dress, or with a casual blouse and denim.

The 12 o’clock indicator is jeweled bright ruby red, with a gold bezel surrounding it, which pops against the bright watch face.

The crown also has the same design, which adds more detail to an already awesome example.


19. Tissot T-Race Lady (T048.217.27.017.00)

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A thick, sporty example is the T-Race Lady.

Featuring a gold bezel with a white face, this hefty number would be a great companion for the female racer.

Featuring  100m water resistant, stopwatch, chronograph, and a sapphire crystal, it can handle any strenuous activity you put it up against.

I love how the gold stands out on the white background.

It’s delicate but still intimidating. It’s the Ronda Rousey of Tissot watches.

The strap is white rubber with gold buckle accents, which will make it lighter than steel bracelet equivalents, so it may not look as good in the city, but will fit right in at the triathlon.

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20. Tissot Lady Heart Automatic (T050.207.16.057.00)

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This example is different from the rest, as it has an exhibitionist side: the exposed heart dial.

As per the name suggests, the Lady Heart Automatic showcases the 38 hour power reserve automatic movement at 12 o’clock.

Even Arabic numbers outline the watch, which is very different from other watches. Other added touches include silver studs and a black face.

Even with these added details, it still doesn’t take the spotlight out of the ETA movement that’s powering this 35mm timepiece.

The black face is great for formal occasions and the exposed heart will remind you that time will always be a moving part in your life.

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21. Pinky by Tissot (T084.210.16.017.04)

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This example is different from the rest, as it has an exhibitionist side: the exposed heart dial.

As per the name suggests, the Lady Heart Automatic showcases the 38 hour power reserve automatic movement at 12 o’clock. Even Arabic numbers outline the watch, which is very different from other watches.

Other added touches include silver studs and a black face.

Even with these added details, it still doesn’t take the spotlight out of the ETA movement that’s powering this 35mm timepiece.

The black face is great for formal occasions and the exposed heart will remind you that time will always be a moving part in your life.

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22. Tissot Flamingo (T094.210.16.011.00)

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This example is different from the rest, as it has an exhibitionist side: the exposed heart dial.

As per the name suggests, the Lady Heart Automatic showcases the 38 hour power reserve automatic movement at 12 o’clock. Even Arabic numbers outline the watch, which is very different from other watches.

Other added touches include silver studs and a black face.

Even with these added details, it still doesn’t take the spotlight out of the ETA movement that’s powering this 35mm timepiece.

The black face is great for formal occasions and the exposed heart will remind you that time will always be a moving part in your life.

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