Tissot release a bold, colourful revival of their iconic 1970s Sideral S with a new three reference collection with the same name. Introducing the Tissot Sideral.
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New: Tissot Sideral S – a colourful revival of a historical watch
The retail price for the new Tissot Sideral S (all references) is SGD 1430 inclusive of GST.
Wow! A blast from the past. Harking back to the groovy 1970s, Tissot unveils a new three reference collection in bright bold colours – yellow, blue and red.
The original 1970s Sideral was a fun time piece. Created for the day, it featured a very special case shape with very clean, clear dial layout. Almost like a dive watch. What was super innovative for its day was the use of a fibre glass case, which allowed Tissot to play with colours.
And catch up to today, thenew Sideral comes in the same basic case shape, and dial layout, but in three striking colours for the three new references. The case is now forged carbon, so it takes on the characteristic patterned black and grey instead of the colour coded fibre glass. But the colour theme continues inside the dial on the minute chapter ring, and the strap.And the bezel is black PVD with diving and regatta graduation.
Movement is the Powermatic 80 Nivachrome, which we saw in the super popular PRX Powermatic 80, visible from the open case back.
Another uber cool fun watch from Tissot!
Tissot Sideral: A Watch That Dares to Be Different
Le Locle, Switzerland. Introducing the Tissot Sideral, a bold reinterpretation of the iconic 1970s Sideral S watch. This eye-catching timepiece masterfully combines state-of-the-art materials with a vintage aesthetic that’s vibrant, sporty, and fashionable. Tissot’s rich heritage of crafting remarkable watches lives on in the Sideral, making it the perfect accessory for those who embrace a fun, adventurous lifestyle and wish to infuse a touch of retro charm into their wardrobe.
A Journey through Time
The Tissot Sideral is more than just a watch; it’s an emblematic timepiece with a rich history dating back to 1971. As a member of the Sideral family launched in 1969, the original Sideral was the world’s first fiberglass watch, featuring a lightweight yet robust design. This ground-breaking watch gained acclaim from sports enthusiasts and trendsetters alike. In 1971, the Sideral S debuted, featuring the iconic yellow rubber strap and its innovative fastening system – signature elements of the Sideral family. Initially introduced on a Sideral watch in 1969, the strap’s popularity soon led to its incorporation into the Sideral S model.
When updating the Sideral for the modern era, Tissot remained committed to preserving the watch’s heritage and spirit. The original Sideral embodied innovation, adventure, and the excitement of the unknown. To recapture these qualities, Tissot chose forged carbon for the case, a material that parallels the lightweight, innovative, and resilient nature of fiberglass 60 years ago. By merging state-of-the-art materials with the Sideral’s vintage appeal, Tissot has crafted a timeless yet forward-looking masterpiece that pays tribute to its remarkable past.
Embracing a Bold, Colourful, and Sporty Aesthetic
The Tissot Sideral now comes in three striking colours – Yellow, Red, and Blue – and features the distinct perforated rubber strap and innovative bracelet fastening system, a unique touch that sets it apart from the traditional buckle. This inventive fastening system, initially introduced in the 1970s, reflects Tissot’s dedication to creative design, making the Sideral a true conversation starter. Tissot has also expanded the accessory options, offering green, orange, and black straps for those who prefer a more subdued look.
A Statement Piece for Any Occasion
The Tissot Sideral features a forged carbon case and a Black PVD unidirectional bezel with diver and regatta graduation, creating a unique and eye-catching look. The dial showcases multi-coloured luminescent animation and a regatta countdown gauge design in green and red, capturing the retro 70s aesthetic and adding to its style and spirit. With water resistance up to 30 bar (300m), the Sideral is a versatile accessory for various outdoor activities and events.
Equipped with the Powermatic 80 Nivachron movement and a new Tissot skeletonised rotor, the Tissot Sideral exhibits both reliability and visual appeal. The movement exemplifies Tissot’s dedication to precision and dependability, ensuring the watch is ready for any occasion. The Tissot Sideral stands out as a statement piece, empowering wearers to express their individuality and distinguish themselves from the crowd. With its vibrant aesthetic and one-of-a-kind bracelet fastening system, this watch is destined to draw attention. Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or socialising with friends, the Tissot Sideral is the ultimate accessory for those who dare to be audacious and embrace their unique style.
Tissot Sideral Specifications
|Tissot Sideral References: T145_407_97_057_00 / T145_407_97_057_01 / T145_407_97_057_02|
|CASE Width: 41 mm Dimension: 41 x 46.5 mm; bezel diameter: 39 mm Forged carbon and stainless steel case Black PVD, unidirectional, watersports look bezel Sapphire crystal for top and back glass Water-resistant up to 30 bar (300 m – 1000 feet)|
|MOVEMENT Mechanical self-winding movement Powermatic 80 Nivachron, 80-hour power reserve Hours, minute, seconds, date New Tissot skeletonized rotor|
|DIAL Dial with multi-coloured luminescent hour and minute markers with regatta countdown using Super-LumiNova® Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova® Date display|
|BRACELET Perforated rubber strap with unique bracelet fastening system|