Watch Of The Day: Tissot ExcellenceWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Tissot Excellence.
There’s something gratifying about feeling the weight of gold on one’s wrist, and this watch certainly delivers on that front. Crafted in 18K gold, its 40mm case is a blend of harmonious lines and polished sophistication, and it measures only 5.9mm thick, thanks to a fuss-free Swiss-made quartz movement. While the white dial versions in yellow or white gold are suited for the boardroom and black-tie events, the rose gold model is the true star of the collection as its arresting gradient blue dial contrasts brilliantly with the warmth of its case, matched with an uncommon dark blue leather strap.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.