As innovator by tradition, Tissot is dedicating its new Gentleman to the elegant man of today. Sophisticated yet understated, made of steel and solid 18 ct pink gold, it is available in four versions. This 40 mm-diameter model shows Tissot’s devotion to fine workmanship in its watchmaking, with carefully-wrought details.
The Tissot Gentleman is a multi-purpose watch, both ergonomic and elegant in any circumstance. It is equally suitable for wearing in a business environment, where conventional dress codes apply, as at the weekend, when it adapts easily to leisure activities. As part of the life of a modern, active man, the Tissot Gentleman becomes the perfect companion for every day, every occasion and every style.
The steel of which its case is made is embellished by a bezel made entirely of 18 ct pink gold. This precious metal catches the eye and adds warmth to the Gentleman’s colouring, especially since it also appears on the dial. Measuring 40 mm in diameter by 10.64 in thickness, the case is extended by horns with a pronounced curvature, enabling it to hug the lines of the wrist more closely. These design features make the Tissot Gentleman a watch that is comfortable and easy to wear, gliding under the sleeve of a shirt finely woven from the best cotton.
Two straps adorn the Tissot Gentleman. They add the defining touch to two types of model. The first is a steel bracelet, consisting of three wide links. The one positioned in the centre is burnished while the ones surrounding it have a satin finish. The solid attachment is more sporty and is the natural extension of a silver dial. The second option consists of a selection of smooth calfskin straps, in colours that match the dials: black, camel and chocolate.
All the dials, whatever their colour, sport four noteworthy features. Firstly, a central marking in the shape of a circular sighting-line makes the dial easy to read and gives it a contemporary appearance. Secondly, the ring of applique hour markers, bevelled and buffed to a satin finish, and accentuated by faceted dauphine hands with white luminescent material and a date aperture at 3 o’clock, reveal the subtle elegance of the dial. The pink gold colour of this magnificent dial has precisely the same warmth as the 18 ct pink gold bezel. A very slender second hand enables the time to be read with great precision, to the second. Lastly, the “Powermatic 80 Silicon” indication is a reminder that the Gentleman has an exceptional calibre.
In fact, Tissot uses the ETA C07.811, better known under the name of Powermatic 80, in the version with a silicon balance-spring. This spring provides greater longevity, more precise running and greater resistance to magnetic fields. The self-winding movement has a very convenient power reserve of 80 hours, hence its name. With over three days of running time when not being worn, the Tissot Gentleman allows its owner to get through the weekend without having to rewind his watch or reset the time.
The Gentleman’s watch
The Tissot Gentleman can thus be worn for both work and leisure, formal and informal occasions, sporty or smart events. And it always looks elegant with its bezel in solid 18 ct pink gold and its finely-wrought dials. It’s the very watch for a gentleman. Always at ease, without ever overdoing things, no matter what the situation.