A vintage-styled trendy wristwatch, the Tissot T-Trend Couturier Automatic T035.428.36.051.00 Watch is a favourite for every man with a taste for fine mechanicals and elegant lines blended to matching materials.

The Tissot T-Trend Couturier Automatic T035.428.36.051.00 Watch makes you experience everything that you can call wonderful in affordable luxury.

The somewhat minimal Montre Tissot T-Sport Chronographe T035.428.36.051.00 Watch is not discreet in its appearance and draws attention. It is reliable and accurate and holds up as a quite brilliant piece aesthetically. At 39mm, it isn’t an over-the-top size, neither small. But from certain angles, it looks rotund and substantially larger than what it really is.

The face appears extra deep as well, adding further touches of class to this timepiece. It is a clever piece of engineering that sweetens the experiences of wearers preferring both small and medium large sizes.

The black and gold dial (and subdial) with its angled hour and seconds-markers succeed in breaking the monotony of monochrome and you’ll appreciate the minimally-done face that’s handsome but not gorgeous. The elements are well-put, minimal and mark the presence the size of the watch requires.

The gold-plated stainless steel case feels solid due to its good weight and exudes a feeling of quality. It has 100 meters worth of water resistance. The crown operates with satisfying clicks while the contoured sides come with a brushed finish, creating a dull shine as opposed to glittering, polished surfaces.

The 6 o’clock sub-dial does a great job to bring the Couturier up; but its subtle details get easily overlooked as they blend in so well with the rest of the face. Built well as expected from Tissot, the durability of the Montre Tissot T-Sport Quickster T035.428.36.051.00 Watch is also aided by the high quality of the materials used and can undoubtedly said to be better than average.

Regular, prolonged usage will show only minor signs of use at the most, keeping things looking almost new. And it becomes possible also due to the sapphire crystal fitted on the Tissot Couturier automatic. The slight, noticeable groove between the case and the crystal contributes to its fine aesthetics, but you will need to wipe it clean of dirt/dust and fibres that will get trapped in from time to time.

This timepiece is driven by the self-winding caliber ETA 2825-2, made entirely in Switzerland and features a balance wheel made from Glucydur (a highly antimagnetic material). This movement features 25 jewels and 28,800 vibrations per hour and carries a shock absorption system along with a Nivaflex mainspring that can store up to 38 hours of power.

The leather strap looks and feels great due to its varying thickness; almost twice than the rest of it where it meets the lugs. The deployment clasp is a nice add-on to the ensemble, contributing to its rather large-ish feel. View it from the side and you will see it easily. The deployment clasp is solid in its feel and secures with satisfactory ‘click’-s. That’s enough to ensure it won’t not pop open even when tugged with more than just a moderate force. That adds to its value.