In the world of horology, few pieces resonate through time as the Tissot Sideral does. From its birth in 1971, the Tissot Sideral was more than just a watch. This iconic timepiece was an emblem of innovation and cutting-edge design – a statement that has carried its prestige to the present day.
Unveiled in 1969 as the first-ever fiberglass watch, the Sideral collection was a game changer in the realm of wristwatches. It revolutionized the industry, combining a sleek aesthetic with the robustness and lightness of fiberglass, an innovation that won the hearts of sports enthusiasts and fashion connoisseurs alike.
Two years later, the Tissot Sideral S was introduced to the world, radiating with its signature yellow rubber strap and innovative fastening system. This was not just a simple timepiece but a watch that embodied the essence and the spirit of the time – a symbol of the Sideral family.
Fast forward to today, Tissot has done it again by unveiling a reinterpretation of the classic – the Tissot Sideral. Keeping the rich heritage and spirit of the original at the heart of its design, the modern incarnation has been delicately crafted using contemporary materials that honor the innovation of the past.
The case of the new Sideral is constructed with forged carbon and stainless steel. This combination elegantly mirrors the lightweight, resilient nature of the original fiberglass design. The measurements of 41mm x 46.5mm x 14.4mm retain a vintage appeal while accommodating contemporary preferences for larger watch sizes.
In line with Tissot’s commitment to precision and durability, the Sideral features a Black PVD unidirectional bezel, a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal, and a sapphire display back. This combination ensures the watch’s resistance to various elements, boasting a water resistance up to 300 meters.
At the heart of the Sideral beats the Swiss automatic ETA caliber Powermatic 80. This powerful movement has 23 jewels, runs at 21,600 vph, and provides an impressive 80-hour power reserve. It features a Nivachron balance spring and Tissot’s own skeletonized rotor. This watch offers the functions of hours, minutes, central seconds, and date.
The watch’s black dial, adorned with SuperLuminova in yellow, blue, or grey minute ring options, contributes to its classic appeal. It features Arabic numerals, a regatta countdown in red and green, and baton hands, all coated with SuperLuminova for visibility in low-light conditions. The vintage Tissot logo graces the dial, further emphasizing the historical lineage of the watch.
True to the spirit of the 1971 Sideral S, the updated Sideral comes with a 20mm perforated rubber strap, available in yellow, red, or blue. For those seeking to switch up their look, additional green, orange, and black rubber straps are available. The unique bracelet fastening system ensures secure wear and an undeniably modern aesthetic.
Retailing at $950, the Tissot Sideral is a testament to the timeless appeal of the original Sideral S and a celebration of Tissot’s commitment to innovation, craftsmanship, and heritage. It is more than just a watch; it is a piece of history, a symbol of the past, and an indicator of the future. For watch enthusiasts, trendsetters, and sports lovers, the Tissot Sideral stands as a homage to an iconic timepiece, beautifully adapted for the 21st century.
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