Tissot has updated its T-Trend T-Evocation (ref. T051.310.61.117.00) with a version featuring 22 diamonds on its mirror-polished stainless steel bezel. Featuring relatively wide solid steel bracelet (it is in fact as wide as the square-shaped case itself,) the timepiece will look great on any wrist.
Judging by the looks of it, the pair of T-shaped inserts on the bezel, each set with 11 TW diamonds totaling at 0.154 carats, is the only difference between the original ref. T051.310.11.116.00 model and the new iteration.
With its square case measuring only 23 x 23 millimeters and the polished steel bracelet of the same width, the T-Trend T-Evocation Diamonds leaves an impression of a discreet and elegant accessory that doesn’t scream “luxury,” but simply underlines the natural beauty of its owner.
While staying in a category of affordable watches (it will be priced below the €1000 mark,) it still has those nice touches that separate it from the rest of the crowd, those including a white mother-of-pearl dial, as well as polished and applied Arabic numerals and hour markers.
The small sword-shaped hour and minute hands also look well-proportioned and, well, expensive. Perhaps, the central seconds hand could have been a trifle thinner.
In its press release, Tissot doesn’t specify the model of the quartz movement that powers the piece, but I guess it would be safe to assume that the new T-Evocation is equipped with the same ETA F03.111 quartz caliber that ticks inside the original, non-jewelry version*.
* UPDATE ON MECHANISM AND PRICE: First of all, it has indeed been confirmed by Tissot that the timepiece is powered by ETA F03.111. Although featuring “gold-plated” (I suspect that this is actually the good old titanium nitride or something similar) main plate, this inexpensive mechanism features a lot of plastic parts -including all gear- that will significantly shorten the lifespan of your watch. Of course, if the mechanism fails while the warranty is still good, they will replace it for free, and even after the warranty period is over it is still not expensive to change it for a new one, but it still leaves an unpleasant taste in one’s mouth.
As for the price, the trinket will be offered with MSRP of $1095 that makes the choice of the mechanism even more disappointing. Well, it is still a nice accessory and I am sure that there are thousands of potential customers who couldn’t worry less about the movement as long as it can be fixed by the nearest authorized service facility.
See also: Rado True Thinline Ultra-Thin
Tissot T-Trend T-Evocation (ref. T051.310.61.117.00) specification
Price: $1095 (MSRP)
Movement: Quartz, caliber ETA F03.111, 3 jewels, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Case: Stainless steel, polished
Bezel: Stainless steel, polished, with T-shaped diamonds decor
Size: 23.00 mm
Case height: 7.00 mm
Dial: White mother-of-pearl
Hands: Steel, silver-toned
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Polished stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp and safety push-pieces