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Tissot actually refers to this watch as being "banana-shaped" which I think it funny. It is true though, look at the side of this Tissot Prince watch and you will see the long and thin curved rectangular case with a small ETA 2660 manually wound mechanical movement inside - shaped like a banana. The Tissot Classic Prince is sort of a redo of classic art deco models which share the look. the most notable of which is the Rolex Prince. It is actually a quite flattering piece and looks great on the distinguished wrist.
The solid 18k rose gold case arrives with either a black or silver watch dial with art deco style Arabic numerals and optional diamond settings. Go for the diamonds and you get 165 diamonds all over the case, or another option of less diamonds with 61 stones on the case. The extreme curvature of the case makes it expensive to offer a sapphire crystal, so a Hesalite crystal is used instead. Tissot has been doing a nice job with the retro themed watches, and I certainly hope that this Classic Prince finds a nice fan base. The watch comes with a brown crocodile strap. All this is quite ritzy for the Tissot brand that generally offers much more entry level models, but they can get away with it. Look for it soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the popular watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.