The Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic T019.430.36.051.01 is one of those classic dress watches that come under the affordable category despite its Swiss origins. It is from a brand that embraced innovation as their middle name; even when they celebrated their centenary in the 1950s, they did it with full élan. This is when they decided to add the date function to a particular product, housing an entirely new automatic movement. The Visodate was born this way. Today’s Visodate maintains its predecessors’ lineage (hence the name Heritage), only in better materials, technology and form. Those who are nostalgic about the ‘50s Visodate shall rejoice with these new-age Visodate automatics.
This contemporary Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic is dedicated to even finer details, which start from their gently curved dials and a domed sapphire glass. Together, they bring an exceptional clarity in displaying the day, date and time. This is one reason why the vintage-inspired design is gaining popularity among the masses and indeed, is a good excuse behind spending some money on an elegant dress watch. However, let’s not repeat the old stories that come galore on the online forums; instead, let’s see why it is a sure recommendation to anyone looking for a good value, a timeless appeal and an understated sense of elegance.
Despite the Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic T019.430.36.051.01 being a mass produced watch, its sleekness and style matches those that are created in small numbers for a handful of customers worldwide. Every bit of the 2010 Heritage Visodate is at par with its 1957 ancestor and stands as a prime example of modern luxury embracing the vintage styles. The exhibition case-back is an added bonanza, for with everything new, something spectacular should come.
The highly-polished gold tone (on stainless steel) looks amazingly tasteful on the 40mm case with its beautiful, long lugs. The thin bezel makes the dial appear even larger but the black (from the top; it appears different from different angles) colour keeps it under that much restrain so as not to appear excessively large.
This part Tissot plays on optical illusion showcases their dedication to perfection and their drive to go for the best. Moreover, the case is not exactly cylindrical but subtly trapezoidal, making the case-back (the side touching the skin) slightly larger in diameter compared to the bezel. This little bit of frill – along with the Dauphine hands - makes the dress appeal appear even dressier! Its 11.6mm thickness ensures the Tissot Heritage to fit comfortably under any cuff size, how much ever snug it might be.
The sapphire crystal, exhibition case back reveals a gold-toned rotor that winds the ETA 2836-2 movement. This is the ETA 2824-2 with the day complication added and a quicker date change feature. There are 26-jewels into it and it beats at 28,800 bph; over 72 hours when the mainspring is winded fully. Expect a deviation of +7 seconds a day, no more hat that.
Pair it with a gray or an even light-coloured suit, or with just any kind of formal wear. If you like James Dean, then you might also like to put it on with a a v-neck tee and light-colored jeans! The rich, black leather strap shall stand out more that way.
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