Tissot’s new Sideral is inspired by the 1970s Sideral S

While keeping with the aesthetics of Sideral S, the new watch aims to add more adventure elements to the timepiece.

The Original Sideral was released back in 1969, as the world's first watch with a fiberglass case. Much appreciated by sports aficionados, a couple of years later the brand launched Sideral S with a striking yellow rubber strap and a progressive fastening system, a signature component of the series. Today, referencing innovation and features from the parent piece, the new Sideral has a forged carbon case that pays ode to trailblazing hardiness of the earlier fiberglass pieces. 

The latest 41mm timepiece has a forged carbon and stainless-steel case featuring black PVD, and a unidirectional diving bezel. The dial features a regatta countdown in green and red between 12 and 2 o’clock, hour and minute baton hands, numeral minute markers outside a coloured ring (different in colour in all three models), and a date window at 3 o’clock. Perforated coloured rubber straps with a distinctive fastening system flank the case. While the timepiece is powered by the automatic self-winding Powermatic 80 Nivachron movement boasting the 80 hour power-reserve, it boasts a new Tissot skeletonized rotor. The timepiece is water resistant up to 300 m. 

Technologically advanced, the Tissot Original Sideral was ahead of its time, because of its one-piece Swedish fiberglass case and steel. Fiberglass, used in aeronautics, made the timepiece four times lighter, immune to scratches and heat, and unalterable. The automatic watch was made shock-proof with great precision. Further, its colorful variations were also introduced which were designed with simple lines. 


With the new model, iterations in three different hues have been introduced: The Ref. T145_407_97_057_00 with yellow coloured inner ring and perforated strap, Ref. T145_407_97_057_01 with blue coloured ring and perforated strap, and Ref. T145_407_97_057_02 with gray hued ring and red perforated strap. Further extending the options, the brand also offers straps in black, orange, and green. 

Images: Courtesy Tissot

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