The Tissot Seastar 2000 Skilled, a watch we reviewed when it has been up to date final yr, is Tissot’s reply to the necessity for an instrument dive watch. And for the worth, it’s filled with options… A robust automated motion, nice diving capacities, stable supplies throughout, the required certifications, and it even appears to be like fairly cool. Briefly, all the pieces you’d anticipate and extra. After the preliminary fashions of 2021, the model now updates the gathering with two new Tissot Seastar 2000 Skilled Powermatic 80 fashions, one with gold touches and one with a black-and-blue abyssal theme.
Let’s return to the fundamentals of the Seastar 2000 Skilled. What you’re is without doubt one of the most fascinating but accessible deep dive watches. Not casual-looking 200m look ahead to the weekend right here, however a watch made for the abysses. Fashionable in its design, with out classic references, it stays comparatively traditional but robust and highly effective. Measuring 46mm in diameter and 16,25mm in top, the Seastar 2000 is an enormous watch for giant dives. Due to quick lugs, it stays comparatively straightforward to stay with. Manufactured from 316L chrome steel, the nicely-executed case is provided with a bevelled and domed sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown and a screwed caseback with a see-through crystal. There’s a helium valve on the aspect and water-resistance is rated at 600m or 2,000ft.
The Tissot Seastar 2000 Skilled additionally comes with a unidirectional bezel manufactured from chrome steel, with deep notches permitting for a simple grip. It contains a black polished ceramic insert with an engraved 60-minute scale. And the watch complies with the stringent ISO 6425 customary for dive watches. The dial, with gradient colors and an engraved wave sample, provides a little bit of enjoyable to the in any other case critical design. Palms and markers are massive and extremely lined in SLN. A date sits at 6 o’clock, but feels fairly nicely built-in.
Inside you’ll discover Swatch Group’s Powermatic motion, a reworked ETA base with an prolonged energy reserve of 80 hours and a Nivachron balance-spring, with anti-magnetic properties.
First launched in three stainless fashions, with both black rubber strap or chrome steel bracelet, and dials introduced in darkish blue, turquoise or black, there at the moment are 2 new fashions within the Seastar 2000 Skilled Assortment. First in line is a watch made with a sure luxurious attraction. This reference T120.607.17.441.01 has a metal case, a black gradient dial and is worn on a black rubber strap. What issues most on this context is the presence, on each the bezel, the fingers and the markers, of gold-coloured accents giving this version a retro look.
The opposite new model, the reference T120.607.37.041.00, performs on a very totally different theme, with its PVD-coated chrome steel case, a black bezel with silver-coloured scale and a darkish blue gradient dial. This model is worn on a bi-material black rubber and blue textile strap, for an much more fashionable and informal type. Apart from that, all of the specs of the three fashions we reviewed final yr are retained in these new editions.
Availability & worth
These two new editions of the Tissot Seastar 2000 Skilled Powermatic 80 at the moment are out there from Tissot’s web site and retailers. The black-and-gold version retails for EUR 995. The black PVD-coated model with blue dial retails for EUR 1,095. For extra particulars, please go to www.tissotwatches.com.