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News and information on Tissot watches including the Tissot Luxury Automatic COSC collection and more.

3 New Tissot Men’s Watches Debut at Baselworld 2014

Tissot Le Locle Automatic Small Second

Tissot, a Swiss watch brand known for its affordable watches, has launched three new men's watches with mechanical movements at Baselworld 2014: Tissot le Locle Small Second, Tissot PRS 516 Extreme, and Tissot T-Complication Chronometer. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. Follow the … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 5 Pre-Basel Watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant

Bulgari Octo Chronograph

The Baselworld watch fair is about a month away, but many watch brands have already sent previews of new timepieces that they will be launching at the fair. Click on the pictures below to read my posts (along with additional photos) on five new watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant, all from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" in watch brands. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable watches and top affordable watch brands that, in my opinion, represent the most excellent value for the price. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Christmas List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Patek Philippe Worldtimer watch

Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are my top 15, from … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Watches Under $1,000

Longines HydroConquest

Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" watch: for many out there, it is the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many interesting mechanical watches on the market priced under $1,000. I've reported on a number of them on my blog, Fratellowatches.com, and the ones presented here come from some of the most popular articles. For this "Top 5 Watches under … [Read more...]

Vintage Style: Watch Insider’s Top 10 Modern Re-Edition Watches

Cartier Tank watch

The vintage look is having a moment in the watch world right now, with many brands releasing modern takes on old classics. Here, in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, are my personal choices for 10 of the best of these re-editions that have debuted within the past few years. Many will have you asking yourself if they are old or new. Alpina Heritage Pilot Chronograph Automatic: … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Everyone Needs at Least One, Right? My Top 5 Digital Watches

Tissot T-Touch Expert

Perhaps it is a bit like cursing in a church when discussing digital watches on a site devoted primarily to luxury watches, but I am certain that everyone should own at least one. Why? Firstly, as a reference watch that you can use to set all your other timepieces; secondly, because the digital watch does have its own place in horological history. Being a child of the 1980s, I grew up with a … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: Tissot Launches Automatic 80-Hour Movements at Affordable Prices

Tissot Luxury Automatic

At first glance, Tissot's new Powermatic 80 automatic caliber appears to be  just another ETA movement. But as I reveal in this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, that impression is way off the mark. Much like Swatch's new Sistem 51 caliber, this one represents another quiet watchmaking revolution. … [Read more...]

Horological Hoopsters: More NBA Stars Endorse Watch Brands

Tony Parker wearing the Tissot PRC 200 Tony Parker.

As we approach the start of the NBA season, we are reminded that Lebron James — who recently teamed with Audemars Piguet to create a personalized watch — isn't the only hardcourt hero to join forces with a watch brand. IWC and Tissot have introduced collaborations in recent weeks with, respectively, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. At an event … [Read more...]

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary

Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary - front-back

Tissot, founded in the watchmaking hub of Le Locle, Switzerland in 1853, marks its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the brand has released a new version of its Tissot Heritage Navigator, a world-time watch originally created on the occasion of Tissot's centennial in 1953. … [Read more...]

5 New Skeleton Watches For 2013

Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42 Skeleton

In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For watch fans who love the technical artistry that goes into watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch's inner workings. Below we take a look at 5 new skeleton watches available in 2013. This year, Hublot … [Read more...]

Facetime May 18

Pat Brennan and daughter Colleen Brennan of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin show off their watches bought on a trip to the Cayman Islands. Pat wears a Breitling Aerospace and his daughter wears a Tissot PRC 200.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Pat Brennan, Vladimir Vakser, and Raef Wyatt for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We'll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and present … [Read more...]

Star Time: 10 Celebrity-Branded Sports Watches

Kobe Bryant and the Hublot King Power Black Mamba

There is no shortage of celebrities, many of them celebrity athletes, who serve as "brand ambassadors" for watch brands, appearing in ads and attending events wearing their watches. However, a few of these big-name stars go the extra mile, giving input and often even becoming involved in the design process, for special watches to which they lend their own names. Below is a list of 10 sports … [Read more...]

Tissot PR 516 Test in WatchTime’s March-April Issue

Tissot PR 516

The March-April issue of WatchTime, on sale now, features a test of Tissot's PR 516. The PR516 revisits a Tissot design from 1968, with several modern updates. WatchTime's Alexander Krupp tests the watch, noting its retro design and affordable price (under $700) as attractive selling points. To read Krupp's full test of the Tissot PR 516, buy the March-April issue, in newsstands now, or download … [Read more...]

Facetime April 6

Donna Schmick wears her Tissot 1853 PRC 100 while visting Park Guell in Barcelona with her daughter.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to Donna Schmick, Ilya Peysakhov, and Joseph Gonzalez for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We'll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months and … [Read more...]

Tissot’s Luxury Automatics Offer 80-Hour Power Reserve

Tissot Luxury Automatic - front-back

Fans of affordably priced Swiss mechanicals may want to take a close look at the new Tissot Luxury Automatic COSC collection, which includes the first Swiss watches to contain the new caliber nicknamed Powermatic 80, an automatic movement with COSC chronometer certification and an 80-hour power reserve. … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Skeleton Watches

Ulysse Nardin Maxi Skeleton

Growing fascination with the inner workings of mechanical watches has sparked a boom in skeletonized looks. Click here to download wallpaper images of skeleton watches from Breguet, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget and more of the watches showcased in our feature, "The Inside Story," from the upcoming March-April issue of WatchTime. … [Read more...]

Facetime December 1

Matthew Robinson, wearing his Bell & Ross black PVD BR01, and Bill Thomas, wearing his Zenith El Premiro Chronograph, visit the Pyramids of the Moon and Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico City.

Welcome to another Facetime! We have some great photos this week, including one from a reader all the way in Kuala Lumpur. Thanks to everyone for the great pictures! As always, if you want to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We'll also select the most popular weekly … [Read more...]