Following on from the original Tissot T Touch Solar released in 2014, Tissot unveiled the new Tissot T Touch Solar II watch at this year’s Baselworld with a fresh aesthetic and design. Although not a lot has changed in regards to the functionality of the piece, it is impossible not to appreciate the new sleeker finish, colour choices and dial design.
Perfect for adventurers and travellers, the Tissot T Touch Solar II watch comes equipped with over 20 tactile functions including a compass, altimeter, air pressure indicator, regatta function, back light, chronograph, azimuth, logbook, timer, two alarms, two time zone indicators and a perpetual calendar. The process on how to use each of these functions hasn’t changed either since the original, which makes sense considering the functionality works perfectly as it is. You simply press the crown pusher and then select which mode you want on the dial. For example, if you wanted to use the compass feature you would just press the crown first and then the sapphire crystal glass where it says ‘COMPASS’ at six o clock.
The Tissot T Touch Solar II watch is powered by a solar quartz movement with a solar panel equipped within the dial. The battery has the ability to recharge using both sunlight and artificial light making it incredibly useful for those who don’t want the inconvenience of taking it off the wrist and plugging it into a socket like most smartwatches require. Additionally, the dial is equipped with an accumulator charge indicator so you know if you might need to roll your sleeves up for a few hours.
One of the biggest differences between the original Tissot T Touch and the new is the sleeker aesthetic and material choices. The case still measures to 45mm but has been enhanced by smaller lugs making it feel a lot less clunky and easier to wear. The case continues to be crafted from a non magnetic titanium with a black PVD coating but has been joined by a brand new ceramic bezel with a water resistance of 100 metres.
There are currently two versions of the Tissot T Touch Solar II watch to choose from: a military green supposedly to be worn especially on land and a navy blue for diving into 100 metre waters. Each variation has its own dial design with the green featuring a compass rose while the blue is decorated with a quirky grid pattern.
For more information on the new Tissot T Touch Solar II watch and where to purchase your own, click here.
- Case Size: 45mm
- Case Material: Non-magnetic titanium with black PVD coating
- Bezel Material: Ceramic
- Movement: Solar quartz with accumulator charge indicator
- Functions: Hours, minutes, two time zones, perpetual calendar, relative and absolute pressure, altitude difference metre, chronograph (add/split/laps), compass, azimuth, 2 alarms, logbook, regatta, day and week indicator, backlight.
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Dial: Military green or navy blue
- Strap: Rubber with folding clasp
- RRP: £750 (Blue), £795 (Green)