Last month in Taipei, Tissot launched an ultra-modern watch named Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar which is a part of the T-Touch Solar Collection. The Swiss manufacturer is the pioneer in tactile technology used in watchmaking.
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar Watch is the world’s first solar-powered tactile timepiece which confirms Tissot’s position as a leader in tactile technology in watchmaking. As it is reported by the manufacturer, “the rays of light on the dial not only allow the Super-LumiNova indices and hands to glow in the dark but to recharge the watch. It is a very powerful watch in every aspect”.
This newcomer is powered with the caliber E40.301 quartz movement that provides the utmost precision and the highest reliability. The impeccable mechanism provides the usual set of functions (hour, minute and second), as well as additional perpetual calendar with day and week display, two alarms, dual time, weather with relative and absolute air pressure, chronograph with lap times and split times, logbook, timer, compass, azimuth, regatta countdown, back-lighting and altimeter with altitude difference which is good for 4,478 meters.
The T-Touch Expert Solar is housed in a round titanium case with black PVD elements. Its masculine case incorporates a black plastic bezel and it is slightly larger than previous Solar powered models from Tissot. It measures 45mm in diameter, but it is also slightly thinner than older version with the thickness of 13mm instead of 15mm.
The new Tissot Solar Watch is protected with anti-reflective sapphire crystals and constructed to resist water pressure up to 100 meters (about 330 feet). Underneath the front sapphire crystal glass lies a pretty clean dial which instead of four Arabic numerals at the quarter hours (3, 6, 9 and 12) features a signature compass scale on the part that offers the wearer to use the wristwatch as a primitive navigation device.
When the night falls the legibility is almost the same as during the day. Lumed hands and hour markers, as well as the LCD screen with a cool looking blue-colored blacklight feature provide the utmost readability even in the deepest dark.
This timekeeping companion is attached either to a leather strap, a velcro strip, a rubber band or to a titanium bracelet. This sporty timepiece comes with 2 year warranty from the date of purchase just like all Tissot watches.