Embodying Swiss-made quality and reliability, this is an essential timepiece for divers and landlubbers alike
AS a storied watchmaker, Tissot has been long known for its inventive flair in coming up with beautiful designs. Yet, the brand’s timepieces are also robust – having the characteristics of being innovative and sporty.
An excellent case in point is the timeless Tissot Seastar 1000 Chrono. This well-loved model is also available as a chronograph, adding a wide range of functions to what is already an incredibly versatile watch.
The latest Tissot Seastar 1000 Chrono is definitely an essential timepiece for divers. It can help tell how long a person has been underwater or calculate decompression stops, and assist in tracking remaining air in the tank.
Able to handle depths with a pressure of up to 30 bar (300m), the timepiece is perfect for deep water diving. A quartz movement further promises unfailing reliability, which is extremely important when embarking on underwater explorations.
As for being able to tell time effectively, it is legible even in deep waters. It has Super-LumiNova hands and markings that glow in the dark, indicating each minute until 20, followed by five-minute tags after.
There is also an anticlockwise rotating aluminum bezel. This allows for better tracking of time spent underwater. Simply set the zero marker opposite the minute hand, and read off elapsed time on the bezel without having to do any mental calculation.
In terms of water resistance, a screwed down case and crown work in tandem to prevent the watch from becoming damaged during dives. This Swiss-made beauty is thus a handy companion for exploring deep waters.
The Tissot Seastar 1000 Chrono is still a standout timepiece on land though. For those who prefer to limit their adventures to terra firma, the watch functions as a nifty and bold accessory.
It has a dark face – a nod to the ocean’s mysterious depths – as well as a seahorse motif on the 45.5mm steel casing’s back. Three subdials display the chronograph functions for measuring minutes, seconds and 1/10 of a second.
A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal offers added protection against knocks and bumps. A wearer can even choose between a steel bracelet plus folding clasp with safety and diver extension, or rubber strap with standard buckle.
It has to be said that the Tissot Seastar 1000 Chrono indeed embodies the Swiss-made quality and reliability that the brand has shown since 1853 – something timepiece enthusiasts would recognise.
After all, Tissot timepieces are sold all over the world. Its signature “Innovators by Tradition” further sums up the unyielding vision that has come to define each and every horological creation.
Tissot’s T-Touch, for example, is the first tactile watch in 1999. Others worth mentioning include the Le Locle – a timeless, classic, automatic watch with 80 hours of power reserve – as well as the T-Race, a celebrated sporty design.
Tissot has been official timekeeper and partner of various global events – the NBA, FIBA, Tour De France, UCI World Cycling Championships, MotoGP and FIM World Superbike Championship, to name a few.
For more information on the Tissot Seastar 1000 Chrono, visit tissotwatches.com/en-my