The Seastar collection of Tissot has been part of watchmaking history for quite some time, as the brand introduced the first models in the 1960s. It has become one of the pillars of Tissot and a favorite of watch enthusiasts who enjoy a robust diving watch that gives them a considerable bang for their buck. With two new versions, Tissot is further expanding their collection of the 46mm large, Seastar 2000 Professional, bringing the total to five.
The two new models within the Seastar 2000 Professional family differ quite a bit from each other. The fist combines a stainless steel case with a gradient dial that turns from grey in the center to black on the perimeter. Gold details make a bold statement and give it a sense of luxury, making it that the watch is equally comfortable being worn on land as in the water. Its new sibling takes a slightly different course, combining a black PVD case with a stunning blue gradient dial, with a wave pattern as background.
While good-looking, the Seastar 2000 Professional is built to be the quintessential diving watch. It is a certified diver’s watch, following ISO 6425, and its construction is very robust. While its thickness of 16.25mm is substantial, short lugs ensure excellent wearing comfort. Tissot also paid a lot of attention to making these watches enjoyable to look at from every angle, by combining different finishes with intricate designs. The fact that the Seastar 2000 Professional is so robust also speaks through its water resistance, which is an impressive 600 meter, or 2,000 feet, hence its name.
The watches both have the Powermatic 80 caliber. This is essentially an upgraded version of the trusty ETA 2824, featuring a power reserve of 80-hours and an anti-magnetic Nivachron balance spring. Tissot kept the decorations on the movement relatively minimal, apart from a pleasantly engraved oscillating weight, which suits the “tool watch” character of the Seastar 2000 Professional nicely. They even went through the trouble of fitting a sapphire crystal on both the front and back of the watch and including a helium-escape valve. This makes these Tissots dive watches that not only look the part but also can play the part. The two new Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional models are available at your local Tissot dealer and retail for $1,025.
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