Watch Of The Day: Tissot Chemin des Tourelles Helvetic Pride Special EditionWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Tissot Chemin des Tourelles Helvetic Pride Special Edition.
Consider this Tissot's response to the new regulations for the "Swiss Made" label. Named after the street where its manufacture is located in Le Locle, it's brimming with references to its birth country starting with its dial adorned with a Swiss cross motif. A Swiss franc coin is embedded in its case back, depicting Helvetia, the feminine symbol of Switzerland, along with 23 stars representing the states of the Swiss Confederation. House in a 44mm bi-colour steel case, its automatic movement is undoubtedly Swiss made, endowed with an 80-hour power reserve.
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.