Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2017: Singapore Price And ReviewWritten by Alvin Wong
A sweet deal on wheels.
Ok, so you are not going to morph into a champion speed demon simply by wearing this watch, but this MotoGP-inspired ticker will certainly imbue you with a shot of testosterone and machismo. I mean, just look at this thing: how can you possibly wear this watch, and tell the world that you are the sort who’d prefer a quiet spot of strolling in the garden over watching rubber burn on hot tarmac?
Jorge Lorenzo, Tissot ambassador
The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2017 looks and feels like the substantial sports watch that it is made to be. The 47.25mm stainless steel case is huge, so those with slender arms need not apply. Not that it wouldn’t fit, mind you, but the watch’s balls-out aesthetic brandishing a multi-layered dial, which resembles a mash-up between a brake disc rotor and dashboard counters really demands manly wrists to make it work.
Elsewhere, more motorbike-inspired features can be found on the chronograph pushers, which look like footrests; lugs that recall suspension rods; and a transparent caseback framed by an openworked sports rim design. Speaking of the open caseback, one can catch a view of the automatic movement inside that powers the watch – a Swiss-made engine that lends the watch a sense of technical gravitas.
The limited edition number and Tissot’s affiliation with the MotoGP race as official timekeeper (a partnership that stretches to 2001) are writ large on the caseback, while the T-Race logo is emblazoned on the side of the case. Just so you know, the motor racing allusions are not lost on anyone. But the most important detail that you should pay attention to is the price. At S$1,890, this sweetly priced limited edition ought to send you racing for a piece of the action.
|47.25mm, stainless steel with rose gold and black PVD coating|
|Layered with carbon fibre-style base|
|Swiss-made automatic chronograph|
|Silicone strap with folding clasp|
|Hour, minute, chronograph|
2,017 pieces, available in helmet-like presentation case
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Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.