Tissot has been crafting Swiss watches since 1853. The father and Son team of watch makers was the first to mass produce the pocket watch. This was just one of many firsts, which the company would experience. From there, Tissot became the first maker to craft a watch from plastic, rock, wood, and Mother-of-Pearl. Yes, Tissot is still an innovative force to be reckoned with. For many years, the company was making watches, primarily for men. As a matter of fact, 85% of their production was in men’s timepieces, but in 1998 the watch makers took off in a different direction. The T-Collection for women was launched, and was met with great appreciation. It seems as though the timing was right to open up to the world of women’s sport watches.
The Tissot Women’s T-Classic is one of their most traditional designs. It is crafted from polished stainless-steel, and offers clean lines and sophisticated appeal. The feminine sizing is smaller, yet not so delicate that it loses its power. It is a highly accurate Swiss Quartz model, which is water resistant to 50 meters. It features a Mother-of-Pearl dial and silver accents. The most attractive aspect of this timepiece, is the price…it retails for $220.00. A great price for a quality Tissot watch.
TAG Heuer has a strong reputation as a premier sport luxury watch maker. The brand has been building in popularity since 1860, and is not slowing down, yet. Their innovative designers continue to come out with creative and highly impressive timepieces. Living up to their Swiss avant-garde name, TAG Heuer forges into the future, offering us only the best in men’s and women’s watches. The men’s Carrera watches are one perfect example of that ingenuity and professionalism. The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre S Laptimer Men’s Watch offers extreme functionality, along with advanced styling. If is inspired by the 1964 Carrera, which it pays homage to. The dial features race car like sub dials, which are colored in black, white, and splashes of red. This chronograph men’s watch offers a tachymeter bezel, with faceted markers. The TH designers have equipped the Carrera Laptimer with the Calibre S Electro-mechanical movement, which is personalized by TAG. This is a large model with a case diameter of 43mm. The back of the case is skeleton style, so you can observe the fascinating movement, and the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Men’s Watch is stylish and offers precision accuracy.
Gucci has come out with some really trendy and fashionable designs, recently. The Gucci U-Play watches have style and sophistication, yet offer a bit of whimsy. They come with interchangeable components, which allow your personality to shine through. The Gucci U-Play women’s watches have round dials, which are adorned with the G shadow logo. One of my favorites features a brushed steel dial. The monochromatic styling of this model is chic. All of the Gucci u-play watches are Swiss Quartz movements and crafted by master watch makers. The luxurious style and craftsmanship run head to head with Gucci. The U-Play women’s line is crafted using some of the iconic features which have made Gucci famous. The horsebit detailing is present, along with the Gucci “G” stamp on the bracelets inner side. These watches retail for just under $700.00, and carry with them all of the Gucci glamour. They come complete with scratch resistant sapphire crystals, and are water resistant to 99 feet. All the Gucci U-Play watches are Swiss made and authentically Gucci. These women’s timepieces are updated and elegant. Their contemporary flare keeps them current, and Gucci styling makes them a traditional classic.
What’s not to love about Raymond Weilwatches? If you have been searching for a really luxurious timepiece, you’ve come to the perfect place. Raymond Weil’s Collections range from traditional to the avant-garde…and all points in between. Their luxury watches, like the Don Giovanni series have elegantly appointed details and immaculate finishes. The Don Giovanni watches are some of the most popular and well received in their line. The look of these watches is traditional, but as with all Raymond Weil creations…they have been infused with special and unique design elements, setting them apart from your run of the mill watch. The faces are primarily rectangular, the shape which most closely represents old world styling, yet the attention to the fine aesthetics of these watches cannot be viewed as antiquated. These men’s versions are bold and handsome, and make a stylish statement. Another luxury watch collection from Raymond Weil is the ladies Shine watches. The Shine Collection combines established design with charming details. The use of Mother-of-Pearl and tastefully set diamonds helps to make these watches admired. Raymond Weil offers many fantastic creations in their line of watches. This company knows elegance and luxury, and they play it up in their beautiful productions.
Talk about different, the TAG HeuerMicrotimer is that and a whole lot more. The women’s Microtimer is designed with femininity and futuristic styling. This Swiss avant-garde watchmaker came back to their roots, when designing this creation. The Microtimer White Alligator is marvelous to look at, and even more fascinating to wear. It is a precision instrument, that’s for certain. The Microtimer is accurate to within 1/1000th of a second, but that is not where the story ends. This women’s watch has other appealing functions in addition to the traditional TAG Heuer chronograph features. Of course it has a second time zone displayed, but it also features total and split times display, and a stand by mode, which will turn off the display. The Swiss Quartz movement means precision accuracy and a lightweight feel. The dial offers a digital display which is bright and guarantees easy readability. The dial is covered with a scratch resistant and anti reflective coated sapphire crystal. The bezel on this women’s Microtimer is crafted in polished stainless-steel, and the beautiful bracelet on this watch is made of white alligator leather. This watch is bold and features elegant and glamorous styling. The TAG Heuer Microtimer White Alligator is more than a watch, it’s a fashion statement.
Movado has taken the simple shape of the circle and transformed it in so many different and interesting ways, we always recognize it, but we are constantly, pleasantly surprised, at the same time. The Movado dot has come to be the symbol of their designs, but Movado has taken this element and made it fresh and new. The Movado Esperanza Chronograph Men’s Watch is, obviously Movado styling, but it has a more functional flare. The men’s timepiece, model number 0605823 is one of Movado’s fantastic chronographs. The men’s model has been crafted from solid stainless-steel, and finished with a polished presentation. The case is steel and in a men’s size, measuring 41mm in diameter and 7.5mm in thickness. The men’s Esperanza is water resistant to 100 feet, so don’t go swimming in this chrono. It is made to perform on dry land. The crystal is a scratch resistant sapphire, which has been coating to prevent glare, as well. The Movado Esperanza Collection has a uniquely designed bracelet. The polished stainless-steel strap in produced in four rows of interlocking steel bars. The look is masculine and pleasing to the eye. No doubt the Esperanza men’s watch will have you taking a second look at Movado.
If you haven’t seen the Kenny Scharf’s collection for Movado, your eyes are in for a treat. Kenny has been able to take his graphic artistic style and translate it into some amazing timepieces. The Kenny Scharf collection is made up of 6 unique and funky works from the artist. His brilliantly colorful designs depict different scenes from Kenny’s mind. There is a purple and blue creation, which looks like thick, bubbly splashes of paint, called Blurple time. One face features a ferocious flying dragon, maybe ferocious is too strong a word (he is smiling). This Kenny Scharf Movado watch is named Time Flies. Yet another of Kenny’s designs is of a one-eyed, laughing planet floating in space. The faces on these timepieces are vivid, and imaginative. Movado has always had great respect for artisans of all kinds. They have shown their support of the arts in many different and varying ways, none more lively than this collection. The Kenny Scharf Artist’s Series by Movado is specialized and in limited edition. Only 125 of each of these unique creations will be produced. Each will be signed and come with two interchangeable straps. Get to know the artist, get to know Movado.
Let’s get off to a fast start by racing over to Tag Heuer. The Tag Heuer name is synonymous with sport watches, and for good reason. Tag Heuer has created a highly successful watch line around the principles of performance. Exceptional quality and futuristic innovation make up these watches. They do the hard work…we reap the benefits. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Men’s watch is revved up and ready to race. This extremely cool and sporty men’s watch will catch your eye, but let’s see what’s under the hood first. The WAh1112.BT0714 Formula 1 Men’s Watch by Tag Heuer is one of the company’s newer chronographs. Born from collaboration between Formula 1 Champion, Fernando Alonso and the Tag Heuer designers, this watch has extreme style and functionality. The chronographic functions of this watch are for minutes, seconds, and 1/10th of seconds. This is a watch water resistant to 200 meters, and features a crystal made from hard scratch resistant sapphire glass. The bezel is crafted of titanium carbide and is also scratch resistant. The dial is a racing red, with silver hands, arms, and sub dials. The face is encircled by a jet black ring, and this is all set on a brushed stainless-steel bracelet. Quite a striking men’s watch!
Omega produces a prestigious line of watches. Omega watches have traveled to the moon and to the deepest depths of the ocean. They have timed the Olympic Games for 20 years, but Omega’s true accomplishments can be admired by you and I any day of the week. Omega has some wonderful collections, like the ladies De Ville. One of my picks in this series is the De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph. The 4220.127.116.11.13.001 Women’s watch by Omega is a real work of art. The look is completely stylish and unique, but let’s check out the brains first. This is a self-winding chronograph and a certified chronometer. The Co-Axial name refers to the mechanics that create greater performance and precision. This women’s watch is equipped with a sweeping small second hand, hour hand, and minute hand, with a chronograph hand, centrally located. The De Ville features a 52 hour power reserve.
Now, the beauty. This Omega watch is a lovely design, with a rich brown dial surrounded by a beautiful 18 carat rose gold case. The dial is lit up by some brilliant round-cut diamonds, and the watch face is matched with a luxurious brown alligator leather strap. This is a fantastic Omega watch!
Tissot watches, Swiss-made excellence since 1853. Today, that reputation lives on, through their extraordinary watches. Fine craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology give Tissot watches their appeal. Let’s check out a few of their men’s watches. All of these are great and really affordable watches.
First up, the PR50 Men’s Watch. This is a big, bold example of Tissot style. The T34148114 is a classic men’s timepiece. It has a large round dial, featured in white. The styling on the face is streamline, with big, easy-to-read numbers. The date window is located at the 3 o’clock mark and the Tissot name is proudly displayed under the 12 o’clock setting. The bezel is a scratch-resistant sapphire. The PR50 is an all stainless-steel men’s watch. It’s Tissot, so it’s all Swiss engineering means durability.
If you like a bit more pizzazz, you might want to look at the Quatrato Men’s watch. This Tissot watch is part of the famous T-Trend collection. It has a stainless-steel case and bracelet, and features a deep blue dial. The dial is a square shape, with a masculine appearance. It is a handsome timepiece, great for the office or special nights out.
These Tissot watches are in very traditional styles, but there is a Tissot for everyone. Racy and sporty, or sophisticated and business-like, more styles are out there. We’ll explore more next time.