The origin: Tissot pays tribute to its home and heritage nestled in the Swiss Jura Mountains through the creation of the Tissot T-Classic Le Locle Automatic T006.428.36.058.00 T0064283605800 Men’s Watch. It is, in fact, a part of the mechanical automatic line up displaying exquisite elegance with varied details. However, it’s the traditional Le Locle signature that remains present on every piece in the line up.
The details: The Tissot T-Classic Le Locle Automatic T006.428.36.058.00 T0064283605800 Men’s Watch is one of the less complicated timepieces from the brand. It focuses more upon putting up a classic, no-nonsense demeanour rather than getting it overloaded with technical gizmos. Subtlety balanced with a measured amount of flair – that’s what the Tissot T-Classic Le Locle Automatic T006.428.36.058.00 T0064283605800 Men’s Watch stands for. Tissot’s quality and workmanship gets you this fine piece called the Le Locle, whose very classy look commands the attention of an onlooker without it having to bark at to get it.
At 39mm, it is perfectly wearable with most formal and ethnic clothing without looking ostentatious. The Tissot T-Classic Le Locle Automatic T006.428.36.058.00 T0064283605800 Men’s Watch knows where it should belong and doesn’t go peacock-ing around.
The rose gold-toned case sits on a black, crocodile grain leather strap that’s comfortable, soft and brings the overall aesthetics a well-rounded feel. The case is built from stainless-steel and feels solid, with a good weight and finished to perfection. The whole ensemble is put together well with a sapphire glass covering the finely textured dial from the top. This is a big aid in keeping the watch durable and blemish-free for over the years. However, this is a flat sapphire and not a domed one. The bezel; however, is.
The Tissot Le Locle Automatic Small Second stands out for its exclusive design feature that places the small second’s hand at the 5 o’clock position and a date window at 9. That becomes possible because of the movement it uses; inside the Tissot T-Race Chronograph T006.428.36.058.00 T0064283605800 Men’s Watch beats the Swiss calibre ETA 2825-2 that brings about an arbitrary placement of pointers, thus opening up a new design direction. It is a more flexible module than other ETA-s and features two separate rows of a total of 12 holes in which the gears are set. This gives the freedom to the designers for placing the seconds-counting hand anywhere on the dial as well as the date. The calibre 2825-2 comprises a total of 25 jewels and 182 parts and beats at a frequency of 4 Hz. Once winded fully, it stores power worth 42 hours.
The deployment clasp of the Tissot T-Wave Round T006.428.36.058.00 T0064283605800 Men’s Watch adds a secured feel while wearing; it doesn’t make you feel its presence and whether it’s a pro or a con (you decide), unclasping it takes some effort on the user’s end. Tissot is sometimes blamed by others for overdoing things; this time, it just plain over-achieved.