Tissot relaunches its classic Chemin des Tourelles collection

The latest Chemin des Tourelles collection introduces novelties with subtle updates on its ancestor from 1907
Back in 1907, the Swiss watch brand Tissot’s factory was set up in the street of Le Chemin des Tourelles, in the town of Le Locle in Switzerland. Inspired by this, the maison introduced its Chemin des Tourelles collection of dress watches. This year, the brand has unveiled the latest in the classic collection of Chemin des Tourelles watches, with subtle changes. 

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Keeping the design intact, the cases are built with polished stainless steel or rose gold PVD or in bi-colour or steel and rose gold PVD, and are available in three sizes - 34mm, 39mm and 42 mm. Looking through the domed sapphire crystal, a domed sunray dial can be found in black, white, blue, silver or ivory lacquered, or in mother-of-pearl, an upgrade from the blue and brown dials of the debut collection. The hour, minute, and seconds hands are sandblasted and polished, and the baton indices are curved and subtly faceted - there were stick markers on the older dials sometimes accompanied by Roman numerals. The simple dial versions feature the baton indices and while classic versions have Roman numerals on a Clous de Paris dial ring. The date window stays at 6 o’clock. 

Several new models have been launched, and feature an updated automatic movement, the Swiss Made Nivachron Powermatic 80, which offers 80 hours of power reserve and magnetic resistance. The 1907 versions were powered by Powermatic 80 based on the ETA calibre C07.111. 

The watches come with various coloured leather straps and five-link steel bracelets, and are water-resistant up to 50 metres. 

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