Chemin des Tourelles… A reputation which may not be the best to pronounce for anybody exterior of Switzerland or France, however nonetheless a really significant one for Tissot. One of the long-lasting collections of the model, it’s additionally one which pays tribute to its historical past, with a traditional design and a reputation that refers back to the road the place the Tissot manufacturing facility was established in 1907. Whereas preserving the timeless spirit of this vary alive, Tissot is updating the Chemin des Tourelles Assortment this 12 months with reworked instances, 3 completely different sizes, new dial designs and a contemporary computerized motion inside all references.
The idea behind the brand new Tissot Chemin des Tourelles is to deliver extra refinement within the design, extra decisions within the dials and hues, extra versatility within the vary of straps and bracelets and extra modernity within the mechanics. Principally, the right way to make a traditional up-to-date and consistent with the market’s expectations. Simpler stated than accomplished, this meant for Tissot to mainly redefine solely the watch, as most elements have been revamped whereas preserving the general spirit and design of the gathering intact.
There are a number of vital collections in Tissot’s portfolio. The star ranges are the PRX, a sporty-chic choice with Seventies inspiration and an built-in bracelet, the Gentleman, an off-the-cuff, all-rounder watch with a contemporary really feel and discreet sporty feeling, the Le Locle, probably the most conventional of all collections, and the subject of at present’s article… The Tissot Chemin des Tourelles. It is outlined by Tissot as a timeless choice, its evergreen traditional… A watch that mixes traditional codes with a contact of class and luxurious, and a refined slice of modernity.
The 2023 Tissot Chemin des Tourelles Assortment modifications every thing, with out altering the idea a lot. Nonetheless, wanting on the new references – 15 in complete – you’ll discover instantly that the work accomplished goes deep into the structure of the watch, as we’re speaking about evolutions throughout. Not a single aspect of the watch has been retained, but the design stays acquainted. It’s extra refined total, extra versatile, a bit extra trendy and solutions sure wants of the present market.
Let’s begin with the case… or the instances, because the Tissot Chemin des Tourelles is now obtainable in 3 completely different sizes; 42mm for individuals who need an outsized, masculine model, 39mm, which must be the candy spot within the vary, with a balanced look and the appropriate mixture between presence, consolation and class, and at last 34mm as a extra female choice. As you may see, in comparison with the earlier technology, the case has been re-designed with extra curves, shorter and slimmer lugs, higher ergonomy of the profile and a tapered aspect design that makes it visually lighter, extra refined. The bezel is extra domed, and so is the sapphire crystal that protects the dial. The brand new place of the satin-finished and polished areas can be including to the general class and character. All watches are water resistant to 50 metres (a bit brief…)
Beneath: the identical type, with a 34mm (left) or 39mm (proper) case
The identical will be stated in regards to the dials discovered on this new Tissot Chemin des Tourelles assortment. Initially, all dials at the moment are domed and the arms have been remodelled. From a fairly generic baton design, they’ve modified to a barely bolder Dauphine type, with bent tricks to observe the curvature of the dial, and a twin end, sandblasted on one aspect and polished on the opposite. It makes it each pleasing to the attention and simpler to learn, although the dials aren’t that includes luminescent materials. The utilized markers are additionally new, curved and faceted for a extra luxurious look.
Relying on the chosen case measurement, a number of dial choices will likely be provided. For instance, the traditional look of the earlier technology, if barely up to date, has been introduced again, with its deep blue color, a sunray-brushed centre half, a clous de Paris sample on the chapter ring and utilized Roman numerals. This type can be obtainable in two-tone choices, with rose gold PVD and metal instances.
You too can go for extra trendy and sleeker dials, with a full-sunray-brushed background and baton utilized markers and a pearl-like minuterie – obtainable in silver, gray, blue, champagne or inexperienced. Lastly, the 34mm mannequin will be ordered with a central half in mom of pearl.
As for the subject of versatility, all watches within the new Chemin des Tourelles assortment are geared up with quick-release spring bars, so altering the strap or the bracelet will likely be accomplished effortlessly. A number of leather-based straps can be found and the 5-link, brushed and polished bracelet has additionally been redesigned, with extra angles and bevels on the hyperlinks.
Modernity principally comes from the up to date motion, the Powermatic 80, additionally recognized as Swatch Group’s all-rounder computerized engine for accessible watches. It has been used up to now within the Chemin des Tourelles assortment, nevertheless, it now comes with an anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring. This motion, with its snug energy reserve of 80 hours, is discovered on all references and sizes, and visual beneath a clear caseback.
General, the brand new Tissot Chemin des Tourelles Assortment is a tasteful and complete reshuffle of a traditional assortment. It brings extra refinement whereas updating a number of the technical elements to reply the expectations of the market (anti-magnetism, quick-change straps). It’s a fully-equipped, traditional choice with costs that, in typical Tissot custom, are greater than honest. A no brainer for a primary computerized watch, and a fantastic choice for a each day/enterprise beater.
Costs begin from EUR 825 for the mannequin in metal on leather-based strap (regardless of the measurement) and EUR 895 for the fashions in metal with a metal bracelet (once more, regardless of the measurement) – and uncommon sufficient to be talked about, it’s about 20 to 30 euros lower than the earlier assortment. For extra particulars, please go to www.tissotwatches.com.
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