Tissot has devoted its Le Locle collection of timepieces, named for the watchmaking town in the Swiss Jura where the brand was founded, to classically elegant designs and (mostly) small complications at very approachable prices. This year, Tissot adds a regulator watch to the family.
The Tissot Le Locle Regulateur sports the traditional “regulator” dial — with a large central minutes hands and separate subdials for the hours and minutes — which has its origins in the regulator clocks of the 18th and 19th centuries, used as references to check the accuracy of pocketwatches. The date appears in a window at the 9 o’clock position.
The case measures 39 mm in diameter and is made of 316L stainless steel, with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a sapphire caseback to view the mechanical, self-winding movement. The watch is water-resistant to 30 meters (100 feet).
Tissot offers the Le Locle Regulateur in several executions, including two-tone versions with rose-gold-colored and yellow-gold-colored PVD coating, and on either a leather strap with butterfly clasp or a stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp and push-buttons. The Tissot Le Locle Regulateur is expected at retail in June 2016, with prices ranging from $795 to $950.