Another MotoGP season is over-even if the tension at borders was (Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda team is since October World Champion), Tissot official timekeeper partners took the end of the season as an opportunity to introduce a limited edition T-race MotoGP series that you want to appear in the January 2017.
Tissot’s President François Thiébaud says to Tissot MotoGP cooperation:
“Tissot is proud of the close connection and long-standing partnership with MotoGP, which began in 2001. The dynamism and speed this sport fits perfectly to the spirit of the brand. The newest, dedicated to MotoGP exclusive watches pay tribute to this Alliance not only with their motorcycle details such as the brake disc on the dial, but show also the precision of Tissot, corresponding to the accuracy of our timing.The sport evolved and the timing is more and more challenging. In this regard we remain always on the edge of the latest technologies, to provide highest accuracy with our watches as well as in our timing.”
The Tissot T-race series contains many Design borrowed from the Motorsport and an edgy and sporty appearance (E.g. rests in brake discs look). Of course, also the new 2017er models make no exception.
Tissot T-race MotoGP: Limited edition 2017
The bad news first: There will be only one variant with Automatic Movement and which is… Rosé gold (limited to 2017 pieces). In spite of the sporty carbon dial I can’t simply with Rosé gold at such a sporty watch friends, but tastes are notoriously different…
The good news: The (each) on 5000 pieces limited edition quartz models in my opinion been coherent appearance-what therefore makes a lot of especially the dial in brake discs look as well as the dark grey PVD-coating in combination with colour accents. The Red version is Jorge Lorenzo, devoted to the yellow Tom Lüthi. The red and the yellow model appear only after the blue.
All in all I think of a pretty positive development compared to the one or the other older T-race model…
All models come in a helmet box (here the image the box of Stefan Bradl Black-Red-gold limited Special Edition).
All models have a diameter of 45mm and Sapphire Crystal on board. The quartz variant is the Swiss ETA quartz movement G10. 212 House. As you can see in the above video, the calibre ETA is ticking in the Rosé gold automatic variant C01. 211. 10 bar water resistance (suitable for swimming) round off the Swiss made package.
Information about the price not available at present unfortunately. If there are updates, it will be published of course here.
Priced I would touch the quartz version on about €800 and the Rosé gold automatic version on about €1500 (EIA, the online discounts are but quite attractive with approx. 20%)