This year, Tissot presented the completely new movement that will keep time for no less than 80 hours before you will need to rewound it. This new construction concept was developed in collaboration with the conglomerate’s movement maker ETA. The first watch that is equipped with a new Powermatic 80 mechanism is Tissot Luxury Automatic.
The new movement gives a far greater power reserve than the common 36 hours allowing you to forget about time for more than 3 days. The new concept integrates a new spring barrel. Further, as if a greater power reserve was not enough, Tissot and ETA also found the way how to make the mechanism be more precise and robust by concentrating on ways to improve the regulator system. One of the leading factors which contributes to mechanism robustness is a new way of regulating the timepiece by removing the index-assembly concept and replacing this item by an innovative technology.
The impeccable quality of the new Powermatic 80 Automatic Movement is confirmed by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse Chronomètres) certification. The very first watch to feature this ground-breaking mechanism is the Tissot Luxury Automatic Watch.
This timepiece brings pure sophistication thanks to its perfectionist design and also expresses natural class through the purity of its color. It is housed in an elegant, round case crafted from 316L stainless steel with yellow gold PVD or rose gold PVD coating. And of course, it has a see-through case back where you can enjoy the inner beauty of the new mechanism.
The front side of the case, as well as its case back are shielded with sapphire crystals that protect the watch from scratches and provide a clear view on the dial. The water-resistance of this watch is assured down to 50 meters (165 feet).
The new Tissot has a plain and simple black or silver dial and it shows only time and date. A black-on-white date aperture is displayed traditionally at the 3 o’clock position, while the inscription POWERMATIC 80 which reminds us that the watch is powered by the new mechanism is located at the 6 o’clock position.
For the wristlet, you can choose among a 316L solid stainless steel bracelet with yellow gold PVD or rose gold PVD coating options or a leather strap ending to a butterfly clasp with push-buttons.
Tissot Luxury Automatic offers luxury style at an affordable price. If you fancy this new Tissot watch, you will be able to purchase it from this December for approximately $850.