Tissot T-Race Automatic Chronograph T011.414.16.032.00 men’s watch: Built for speed, built
The crown is ridged just like the top surfaces of the chronograph pushers; it ensures you get a firm grip even with the gloves on and at breakneck speeds.
The bottom line: Taste the thrill of top-level motorcycling!
For almost a decade and a half, Tissot has served the MotoGP event consecutively and to honour that partnership, Tissot came out with a series of limited edition chronographs. The automatic chronographs were limited at slightly above 2000 pieces, which makes them all the more collectible items and more so, for ETA specifically made the C01.211 movement, which makes the Tissot T-Race Automatic Chronograph T011.414.16.032.00 Men's watch run.
At first glance, you’ll find the Tissot T-Race Automatic Chronograph T011.414.16.032.00 Men's Watch combining multiple race-inspired designs together in this stunning package; from the steering-grip/motorcycle-tyre-tread bezel to the elevated day/date window resembling the headlamps (or, the helmet visors; even the short windshields) of several mean machines meant for the tracks! However, apart from the good looks, there’s a solid build quality that will take your breath away. In fact, it’s the build quality that makes the Tissot T-Race Automatic Chronograph an absolutely sensational piece!
The Tissot T-Race Automatic Chronograph T011.414.16.032.00 Men's Watch probably makes for the most Avant Garde of all T-Race designs. Bringing in several mechanical fortitudes of automobiles together, Tissot again proves their relationship with racing just got stronger – than before, than ever.
For an automatic chronograph, the Montre Tissot T-Classic is relatively flat; its case height barely reaching just 15mm, if we don’t take the convex magnifier lens into account. The crown is ridged just like the top surfaces of the chronograph pushers; it ensures you get a firm grip even with the gloves on and at breakneck speeds. The screws under the day/date lens bring to mind the way cam-covers attach to the top of the engines.
The spirit of racing also manifests itself with the tachymeter along the flange of the dial - in watch terminology – the chapter ring. Tachymeters are an absolute must for races; you can find out your mean speed, using it in conjunction with the chronographs seconds-denoting hand. Start the hand at any given point during the race and stop it after covering either a mile or a kilometre. The number at where the hand stops is what your speed was.
As for the Montre Tissot Sea Touch (no, we didn’t forget about it. It’s just that the best plays the last), there are totalizer-s at 12 and 6. The display the total minutes and hours displayed while the slightly larger small-seconds sub-dial at 9 brings fullness to the dial layout. Underneath, there is the automatic, mechanical, chronograph movement Caliber C01.211, which we mentioned earlier for once. It can be seen through the sapphire-crystal (with ARC) case back. This, too, follows an automotive inspiration and is designed like the wheel-rims. The watch secures to the wrist with a thick, lush and luxuriant leather strap with a Tissot folding clasp fitted to the ends. Due to the leather strap, the weight is greatly reduced but for the first few few hours, your arm might feel wrist-heavy.
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Jul 26, 2016