Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019: As innovator by tradition, Tissot is dedicating its new Gentleman to the elegant man of today. Sophisticated yet understated, made of steel, it is available in six 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.
Inspired by a 1960s model, this piece draws its inspiration from the dial of the original watch launched in the sixties, at a time when all codes were being revolutionised and which saw the start of a contemporary trend. Today, that decade continues to influence various fields and Tissot has given one of its heritage pieces a modern twist.
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, blue or black dial. The second option consists of a selection of smooth calfskins.
All the dials, whatever their colour, sport four noteworthy features. Firstly, 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. Secondly, 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 famous 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 finely-wrought dials and automatic movement. It's the very watch for a gentleman. Always at ease, without ever overdoing things, no matter what the situation.
• Steel case, burnished details
• Diameter 40 mm, Thickness 10.64 mm
• Sapphire glass
• Water-resistant 100 m (10 atm)
• Steel crown with embossed T
• Mechanical self-winding movement
• Powermatic 80 calibre with silicon balance spring
• Hours, minutes, seconds, date
• Engraved rotor and “Waves of Time” decoration
• Power reserve of 80 hours
• Applique hour markers, bevelled, buffed to a satin finish with white Super-LumiNova® applique.
• Dauphine hands, faceted and filled with white Super-LumiNova®
• Date aperture, in applique
• Steel strap with 3 links, buffed to a satin finish or in calfskin
• Foldover steel clasp with safety push-buttons