This year, Tissot brought two official MotoGP Limited Edition watches, an automatic one and a quartz model. The first one is powered by the revolutionary C01.211 automatic mechanical chronograph movement and limited to 2,011 pieces, while its quartz teammate is driven by the impeccable ETA G10.211 quartz chronograph movement and it is produced in a series of 8,888 specimens.
Both MotoGP limited edition timepieces sport a striking orange rubber strap, combining this with contemporary black and silver color combinations for the bike-inspired case design. This high-tech color scheme symbolizes individual strength and braveness and I am sure that it will excite all MotoGP fans.
Each of these sports watches from the T-Race family boasts a round case with the diameter of 45.3 mm. The eye-catching case is crafted from the top-grade stainless steel with a black PVD coating and it incorporates a black rotating bezel, a screw down crown and two chronograph push buttons. A quartz version has a GMT bezel which will keep race fans in touch with their favorite sport as it moves through 15 countries worldwide.
The watch is shielded by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and since it is water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet), it can be used during water activities.
A Striking Dial Inspired by the Bikes Brake Disc
The quartz model T0484172720200 features a black dial, made of the same carbon fiber used for MotoGP bikes. For the best visibility, Tissot filled its orange hands with luminous materials. Two chronograph sub-dials, at 2 and 10 o’clock positions, display the 1/10 second counter and the 30 minutes counter, while a small seconds sub-dial is situated at the 6 o’clock position. A date aperture is set at the 4 o’clock position, while a black tachymeter scale is on the outer rim of the dial. Its stainless steel case back matches the iconic MotoGP logo, and Tissot’s role as MotoGP official Timekeeper is engraved around its rim.
This exceptional timepiece is housed in a beautiful chequered flag presentation box and is priced $850.
A little bit expensive is the automatic model T0484272705200. It can be purchased for $1,095, and it also comes with a gorgeous presentation box. This version has a black dial with luminescent hour and minute hands, which provides optimal readability in every situation.
The dial is inspired by a racing tyre and includes orange accented details. Two chronograph counters are set symmetrically at 6 and 12 o’clock positions, and they track 6 hours and 30 minutes. The third sub-dial is set at the 6 o’clock position. It is the standard 60 seconds counter. There is also a date window situated at the 3 o’clock. The dial is nicely framed by a white tachymeter with an Arabic numeral scale. This watch has a transparent case back, made especially for those men who like to look beyond the surface.
Tissot marked the 2011 season which represents the eleventh year since the Swiss watchmaker has been entrusted with the timekeeping of the world’s premier motorcycle racing championship, with Nicky Hayden MotoGP Limited Edition Watch as well.