Tissot Gold-Toned Le Locle Chronograph Watch
Once in a while even I get irritated with luxury watch prices. It takes a lot of effort to handle a watch priced at $50,000 and think to yourself, "that is a pretty good deal." It can happen, which makes you really appreciate a sincerely high quality watch though. Other times you realize just how rare an actual watch costing $50,000, is actually worth any thing close $50,000. It makes you want to revisit the entry level luxury world to recall those nice watch features that can be had at much better prices.
Take this attractive new Tissot Le Locle Chronograph watch now with a PVD gold tone. The watch design isn't new, but this new quality gold toning is for the line as far as I know - and is arguably superior to gold plating. The legible gold on black face is easy to read yet classically formal, while the look has a retro theme with the black dial on brown alligator strap look. Inside the watch is an automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. Only big omission is that the date and day discs are white rather than black to make the watch. Was someone asleep at the wheel here?
At 41mm wide with 30 meters of water resistance, it is a nice casually active timepiece with a sophisticated composure and not too much pretentious sentiments. The watch also has a sapphire crystral on the front and caseback. Taken together, you get a lot of luxury feeling for so much of a luxury price. For your basic day to day needs, there isn't going to be too much that a $50,000 watch has on this Le Locle. Retail price will be about $1,395 from Tissot soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.