Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

    Tissot is considered to be one of the most popular Swiss watch brands in the world alongside Rolex and Patek Philippe, and almost all watch collectors and enthusiasts recognize this brand. Tissot is widely known for creating watches with various styles and looks, but it is best known for creating high-quality, elegant Swiss-made watches at affordable prices. It is remarkable, as most Swiss watches from other brands are expensive.

    Tissot watches are also COSC-certified, which means that they could also function as stopwatches aside from dress and sports watches. Therefore, the brand has made durable, powerful, and bold chronographs that all watch collectors will surely love. After all, chronographs are used for various functions, usually in the sporting arena. This article will explore some of the watches made by Tissot that also function as chronographs. 

    • PR 100 Men’s Chronograph

    When you first look at the PR 100 Men’s Chronograph, you might not assume that it is a chronograph wristwatch especially if you ignore the two pushers, as it looks like an elegant and stylish dress watch. After all, it seems like a far cry from most chronographs made by Tissot and other watch companies that contain a sporty and rugged feel. But it does have a chronograph function, and this is a men’s chronograph watch that was designed to be worn on every occasion. The most notable attributes that the PR 100 Men’s Chronograph is a 30-minute and 1/10 of a second counter, add and split functions, and a 60-second chronograph hand. This watch belongs to the T-Classic watch collection, and the PR 100 Men’s Chronograph shows off a design that this collection is loved for. 

    Other Features

    But functions aside, this watch also packs a lot in terms of look and durability. This watch doesn’t have a flashy look compared to other chronographs, but it still gives off a classic and luxurious feel. It is also available in blue and black colors and comes with a stainless steel strap. The PR 100 Men’s Chronograph is also water-resistant for up to 100 meters and has a 41mm watch case made from stainless steel with a gun and rose PVD coating. Finally, this watch has an anthracite watch dial, runs using a Swiss quartz movement, and features a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. This chronograph is best for gentlemen who want to wear a chronograph watch that will fit in almost every occasion. It is also a good watch to add to your chronograph watch collection if you are planning to create one. 

    • Tradition Men’s Chronograph

    If you prefer having a chronograph that has a vintage and classic feel, then you will like the Tissot Tradition Men’s Chronograph. This watch belongs to a different collection, the Tissot Tradition collection. Timepieces from this collection are widely known to have a modern feel and derive inspiration from watch designs in the 1950s. While many watches from both Tissot and other companies stick to certain colors like black and blue, the Tradition Men’s Chronograph has a silver watch dial, which makes the watch look classic, simple, and clean. This watch is also a little bigger than the PR 100 Men’s Chronograph with a watch case of about 42mm, giving the wristwatch a bit more space for its functions. 

    Other Attributes Of The Timepiece

    And these important functions include a 30-minute and 1/10 of a second counter, add and split functions, and a 60-second chronograph hand. There is also a date window on the watch that could be located between the four o’clock and five o’clock positions. The Tissot Tradition Men’s Chronograph also runs on a Swiss quartz movement and uses a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch case and the pushers of this vintage-style chronograph are made with stainless steel, and it comes with a brown leather strap. This watch is water-resistant for up to 30 meters, and its price range is around 300 to 450 USD depending on the retailer. This makes the Tradition Men’s Chronograph one of the cheapest chronograph watches in the market. But it does not look certainly cheap, as gentlemen could wear the Tradition Men’s Chronograph on almost every occasion as well. 

    • T-Sport V8 Chronograph

    Now if you are looking for a chronograph with that bold, sporty look, then the T-Sport V8 Chronograph would certainly fit you. Compared to other collections by Tissot, the T-Sport collection has a more, well, athletic attitude. And this stems from the brand’s partnerships with various sporting events such as the NBA, MotoGP, and Tour De France. The T-Sport V8 Chronograph is one of the most popular chronograph watches made by the brand, and there are many reasons why watch collectors and enthusiasts fall in love with this chronograph.

    Features and Attributes

    First up, this watch has a water resistance of up to 100 meters, which means that you can use the T-Sport V8 Chronograph on almost every water-based activity. It also features an ivory display that displays a date window on the six o’clock position of the watch. Like the other two Chronographs on this list, the T-Sport V8 Chronograph contains a 30-minute and 1/10 of a second counter, add and split functions, and a 60-second chronograph hand. But it also stands out for having a battery end-of-life (EOL) indicator, which is useful if you need to know how much power your chronograph still has. Finally, the Tissot T-Sport Chronograph runs in a Swiss quartz caliber ETA G10.212 movement, has a 42.5 mm wide watch case, and a brown leather strap containing a standard buckle. 

    In Conclusion

    Tissot produces not just chronographs but also watches with various styles and functions. They may be known for being more affordable compared to Swiss-made watches from other brands, but that does not mean Tissot has compromised the quality of their wristwatches. Their success as a watch brand comes from marketing powerful, high-quality, and beautiful wristwatches with an affordable price point to the entire market. It makes Tissot watch good entry-level watches for those who are owning or collecting wristwatches for the first time. The brand offers more chronographs that this article may not have covered, but these three chronographs give you a taste of the quality and functionality that Tissot chronographs could offer. 

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