Tissot’s versatility in making comfortable, gorgeous, and breath-taking timepieces has earned the brand a spot in the Baselworld release’s must-watch list. Just in the recent years, the Swiss brand introduced a plethora of designs that captivate its continued innovation whilst preserving the tradition that carried the brand for the totality of its 165 years in the watchmaking industry. Until today, it still maintains its creativity and ingenuity as it brings forth affordable luxury watches to a wider market, including its recent timepiece, Tissot V8 Swissmatic Watch.
Release Date & Price
Release Date: Baselworld 2018
Retail Price: US$450.00
First introduced during Baselworld 2018, Tissot’s V8 Swissmatic watch is traced to get its inspiration from the Swatch Sistem51, as it uses the Swissmatic movement. Its entry to the market earned interest from the industry mainly because of its standout looks and a lower price tag than usual, below $500 dollars.
- Case diameter: 5mm
- Case Thickness: 13mm
- Display: Analog
- Crystal: Sapphire (scratch-resistant)
- Buckle: Butterfly clasp
- Case & band material: Stainless Steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Dial Color: Balck
- Water resistance: 330 ft (100m)
- Power reserve: 72 hours
Aethetic variety is gold in the V8 Swissmatic watch—and who wouldn’t want options in picking their watch right? The dial of this watch can either be black or white, while you have the option to choose a silver, black, or blue bezel. Aside from the assortment, the beauty of the watch is undeniable, even under careful scrutiny of the slightly huge casing. With it easily fitting any outfit in any occasion, either casual or dressy, it definitely is a great timepiece for its budget-friendly price.
Tissot’s excellence isn’t questionable, especially with its long history of successful watch releases, hence, making every tinge of oversight in its pieces quite disappointing. For the V8 Swissmatic, a slight misalignment of the minute indices with the bezel was a bit of a let-down. Comfortability-wise, the bottom part of the case may prove uncomfortable too, as its edges that are bit sharp.
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