The Swiss watchmaker has just updated its famous T-Touch series of watches equipped with tactile crystals. The new Tissot Racing-Touch ana-digi chronograph watch offers you a whole load of functions packed into a neatly designed 43 mm body.
Featuring a cushion-shaped case made of satin-finished 316L surgical-grade stainless steel, the new watch is actually not as massive as one could probably expect from a timekeeper that measures 43 millimeters wide. Thanks to its short lugs, the new Racing-Touch Chronograph takes just enough space on an average wrist to look “sporty”, but not nearly enough for it to cause you any discomfort. The three push-pieces on the right side of the case provide good grip, although I think that I would probably prefer them to be just a little bit longer to offer more travel, but that’s just a personal preference.
The wristwatch is equipped with an unspecified Swiss made quartz movement (I suppose that it is one of ETA Flatline models that were designed to power lower-priced chronographs) that offers the most useful set of functions that an owner of a sporty watch may ever need.
Although not as comprehensive (or even excessive for that matter) as those that usually come with Casio G-Shock timekeepers, the list of Tissot Racing-Touch functions still includes a chronograph, a logbook, two time zones, two alarms, a tide calculator, and even a compass. Back-lighting comes standard, too, and, together with Superluminova that is generously applied to its hour and minute hands, makes reading this watch deliciously easy in any circumstances.
All this information is displayed on a good looking black carbon fiber dial and operated via the three aforementioned push-pieces and touching appropriate places on the sapphire glass with its six tactile zones. I must admit that the timekeeper’s interface looks very intuitive and is a pleasure to use. Some people may be disappointed to a degree that the confirmation beeper, um, beeps a little bit too quietly to a point that you won’t hear it in noisy places, but you will probably thank developers every time you need to use the watch at night when your spouse sleeps right next to you.
The black bezel makes the watch look even sportier than it actually is, but be aware that it is not rotating and that watch’s water resistance rating is set for only 100 meters, so you shouldn’t use it as a diving tool. However, it is till good for swimming.
Besides the black and white version (pictured,) there will also be a Racing-Touch watch equipped with orange hands and a rubber or silicon strap of the same color.
Tissot Racing-Touch Ana-Digi Chronograph quartz watch specification
Movement: Swiss Quartz
Movement decoration: Standard finish
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, alarms, compass, chronograph, tide calculator, back-lighting
Power reserve: A couple of years
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.00 mm
Lug width: 23 mm
Case height: N/A
Dial: Analogue/Digital, black carbon fiber insert
Hands: Steel, white or orange Superluminova
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber or orange silicon strap with safety folding clasp with push-buttons
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective, tactile
Case back: Solid