Tissot and MotoGP - an alliance and a match made in sporting and watchmaking heaven. Man and power machine. Man and power watch. Pure power. That is what Tissot’s magnificent T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2016 is all about. Tissot is justifiably proud of its partnership with MotoGP, which has been signed between the two powerhouses until 2022. This latest collection of sports watch by Tissot is testament to the Swiss watchmaker’s passion for sport, and its ongoing passion for technical and design excellence, for which it is so respected.
The changes to this year’s collection is primarily with the dial. Tissot has added more numbers to the dial’s counters, thereby resembling a bike’s dashboard even more. The watch features a carbon effect dial, with overlaid anthracite detailing which give it a rich, arresting aesthetic. The indices and Super-LumiNova on the hands keep the racing theme strong, whilst the flashes of red in the stripes and on the chronograph hands pay clear homage to the exhilaration of racing tracks. The bezel is clearly inspired by a brake-disk, with pushers shaped like bike footrests. The back of the strap is inspired by motorbike tyre treads, complete with a suspension rod-inspired strap attachment to the case. That is superb, clever Tissot styling!
A great touch is a see-through caseback with a bike wheel shape, which means that the inner workings of the expertly crafted crafted Swiss movement can be easily admired. The movement remains the well proven C01.211 with 30-minutes and 6-hours counters, central 60-seconds chronograph hand, 15 jewels and a power reserve of 45 hours. The caseback is engraved with the words, “Official Timekeeper World Championships”. In keeping with Tissot’s pride in its association with MotoGP, it should be noted that this limited edition collection has each watch numbered at 0001 to 3333. This collector’s watch will always be sold by Anytime in a special Tissot box designed as a motorcycle helmet.
There is a masculine vitality to this watch. It speaks of raw pace, durability and the sheer excitement that MotoGP elicits for any true petrolhead. This is the perfect watch for the man who wants a bold, multi-purpose timepiece that is also a limited edition. On his wrist he will have a memento of one of the world’s most exciting sports, made by one of the world’s most innovative and respected Swiss watchmakers - Tissot.