Tissot continues to gather acclaim from the watch enthusiasts thanks to its products with a perfect price/performance ratio. Today, Tissot Luxury Automatic T086.407.11.201.02 model from the T-Classic Collection, which combines both sporty and elegance lines in the same design, is welcomed in our review corner.
Being one of the essentials of the Swiss Watch Industry, Tissot carries on the activities in 160 different countries in the world. Despite the large production numbers, Tissot maintains its high quality and keeps being one of the best brands especially for entry level Swiss mechanics.
The strongest side of the Tissot we have here today is undoubtedly its movement. Thanks to its ETA ( owned by Swatch Group ) origin, we see the variants of this movement in several Swatch Group brands’ models. Powermatic 80 is a modern automatic movement which is highly appreciated by its impressive 80h power reserve on fully wound condition and low cost.
Actually, Powermatic 80 ( originally referenced as ETA C07.111 ) is a highly modified version of the well known work horse movement ETA 2824-2. Caliber ETA C07.111 has 2 less jewels and a slower beat rate ( reduced from 28800vph to 21600vph ) when compared to 2824-2. However, its best asset is the 80h power reserve.
Tissot Luxury Automatic is offered with a 41mm case made of stainless steel. The case has a thickness of 9,75mm and weighs 155grams. It features a sapphire crystal on the front side and a mineral crystal on the caseback which allows the user to view the movement. WR rating is 50M.
There are 26 different versions in the Tissot Luxury Automatic Collection. The model we have here belongs to the novelties introduced at Baselworld 2016.
The dial looks pretty simple at the first glance but the carbon pattern used on the center gives the dial a sportier mood. The carbon pattern is also present at the sides of the case as well. Though the black font over white background date disk impairs the integrity of the dial, it also helps the readability significantly.
Tissot Luxury Automatic comes on a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The collection offers a variety of leather straps as well.
Tissot Luxury Automatic shines out with its perfect price/performance ratio thanks to its 80h power reserve automatic movement. We strongly suggest you to try this nice looking model if you are looking for a good entry level Swiss automatic from a top brand.