Tissot Ballade: Malaysia Price and Review

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Class meets value with Tissot’s latest Ballade collection.

As the watch industry struggles with weakened demand due to muted economic conditions, many brands have started to expand into new markets by way of making their products more affordable and accessible. These offerings appeal not just to those looking for a good deal but even enthusiasts who appreciate a well-made watch.

Tissot, however, is not new to this game. It has long been the champion of producing quality timepieces that won’t cost you an arm or a leg. This was perfectly demonstrated in its Ballade collection, which debuted in 2016 (see the first models here).

Tissot Ballade

Expanding the collection this year, Tissot has now added rose gold hues (above) to its existing two-tone models, upping its luxe game without losing the classic appeal of the collection. Similar to the previous iterations, the watch exudes a very 1930s style with its stainless steel case, Clous de Paris patterned bezel and inner-dial disc. The rose gold trimmings actually make the watch pop more and will definitely draw those who prefer a hint of colour on their wrist on top of a standard steel offering.

Tissot Powermatic 80
Driving the watch is a Ballade standard—the robust and reliable Powermatic 80 automatic movement with a silicon balance spring and an incredible 80 hours of power reserve. It’s a pretty standout piece of work, as you won’t find many watches with anti-magnetic silicon balance springs at the price range Tissot is offering. Adding more value to the watch is the fact that it is also COSC-chronometer certified.

Tissot Ballade
Whether you opt for steel bracelets with rose gold PVD links or a leather version with a butterfly deployment clasp, the Ballade is versatile enough to take you from a casual day out to a formal evening dinner. While ultra-luxe timepieces still maintain a niche despite these turbulent times, it’s a pretty great thing to see value-driven pieces, like those in Tissot’s portfolio, gain traction and increase in demand.

 Case

41mm stainless steel or with rose gold plating

 Dial

Silver with Clous de Paris patterned bezel and inner-dial disc

 Movement

Powermatic 80

 Bracelet/Strap 

Stainless steel with rose gold PVD links or leather with a butterfly deployment clasp

 Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

 Power  Reserve

80 hours

 Price

RM4,050 (bracelet), RM3,800

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Sim Wie Boon

Sim Wie Boon loves classy dress watches from timeless Swiss and Japanese marques. Wrist affections aside, he finds comfort in quiet rainy evenings with a hot cup of coffee and a stable internet connection.