One of the more notable stories in watch innovation this year is Tissot's introduction of a collection of watches called the Powermatic80 series with a record-setting power reserve of 80 hours. This is about double the length of what most automatic watches offer. Its chronometer is COSC-certified, which means the ETA C07.111 (a modified ETA 2824) movement in the watch, is highly accurate.
The key to the long-running life of the watch is lower friction materials and a balance beating at 3Hz instead of 4Hz.
The timepiece debuted at Baselworld and also features a 41mm dial, sapphire dial, see-through caseback, and an engraved checkered motif on the case flanks.
There are 20 different variations, including some that are non-COSC certified, gold or PVD plated with different dial colors, and leather and metal bracelets.
At around $1,000 retail, we think it's a steal. Would you buy one?