The Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium

In a man’s wardrobe, the ability to adapt to any occasion, otherwise known as versatility, is one of the most prized characteristics of any garment. A few items spring to mind immediately — denim jeans, the quintessential white t-shirt or a linen jacket — staple pieces that can be dressed up or down accordingly. That can be said of watches as well, often viewed as an important component of menswear.

The Tissot Gentleman Powermatic 80 Silicium is almost the equivalent of a crisp white poplin shirt, handsome-looking and complementary to all outfits, save for the fact it does not need to be ironed before worn. The versatility of the Tissot Gentleman takes one from Monday to Friday with ease. From a two-piece suit to sweats, the Tissot Gentleman feels equally at home thanks to the different dial colours and strap options.

Though the Tissot Gentleman appears simple in its execution, it is anything but simplistic. Referenced from a Tissot model that dates back to the 1960s, contemporary details work harmoniously together to create an accomplished watch. The burgeoning trend of green watches continues to develop with this latest edition that features a gradated sunburst dial that borders ever so slightly on black when viewed at certain angles. Applied indices flanked by SuperLuminova dots on the dial are bevelled before being satin-finished and polished to a high shine. A three-link “oyster-style” bracelet mixes alternating finishes and snaps on with a reassuring click.

At the heart of the automatic Powermatic 80.811 calibre is a silicon hairspring that provides superior performance and reliability through its antimagnetic properties, resistance to temperature variation and corrosion. Its 80 hours of power reserve give the Tissot Gentleman its Powermatic 80 name and means that the watch continues to run after it is left on the dresser over the weekend.

All images courtesy of Tissot.

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