Tissot, longtime partner of the MotoGP World Championship — the Grand Prix of motorbike racing — presents its latest collection of Tissot T-Race MotoGP limited edition watches this year. Here’s a look.
The collection is comprised of five new watches in total: one with an automatic mechanical movement, limited to 3,333 pieces, another with a quartz movement, limited to 8,888 pieces, and three other limited-edition watches personalized for a trio of MotoGP athletes and Tissot watch “ambassadors,” Nicky Hayden, Stefan Bradl, and Thomas Lüthi, each with a quartz movement and packaged in a racing-helmet-themed collectible box.
All the new watches have a new, angular case design, with chronograph pushers inspired by the foot rests on bikes and back suspension rods attaching the straps to the cases. The black bezels and magnifying-glass date window are holdovers from Tissot’s previous MotoGP watches.
The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Automatic Limited Edition 2015, with its red-and-black motif, is the most exclusive of the new models, powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement (presumably from ETA, Tissot’s sister company in the Swatch Group), which is visible through a wheel-shaped caseback window. The gray dial, with a checkered-flag motif and “starting grid” indices, is surrounded by a tachymeter scale. The hands are coated with Super-LumiNova; the case is made of 316L stainless steel, treated with black PVD, and water-resistant to 100 meters. The silicone strap has a red racing stripe and a push-button folding clasp.