The Swiss luxury watch company Tissot from Le Locle, Switzerland, was established in 1853 by Charles Félicien Tissot and his son Charles-Emile. Under Charles-Emile’s direction, they manufactured pocket watches with parts from Russia and the United States. In 1915, the company began producing wrist watches. Between 1920 and 1977, Tissot produced its own movements.
Here we have a 2019 Tissot Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 part of the T-Sport collection. A 43mm stainless steel case coated in black PVD for a stealth appearance. Thick tapered lugs with a lug to lug length of the sides of the case have a sporty profile with deep cutouts. On the right side, a signed screw-down crown recessed in crown guards. An anti-clockwise rotating dive bezel has an insert made from ceramic, deep knurling around the edge aids in its grip. The flat sapphire crystal sits above a deep blue fumé dial. An outer minute chapter ring is precisely printed. Applied disc and baton indexes are coated in Super-LumiNova marking the hours. Broad sword hands are complemented with a sweeping tapered center second hand. At 6 o’clock a date window. Text on the dial is precisely printed. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back. Inside an automatic Powermatic 80 Cal. 80.111, 23 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 21mm rubber strap with a signed buckle and also comes with its Tissot presentation box and papers.