Tissot Le Locle Automatic Black Dial Rose Gold Men’s Watch – T41.5.423.53 Review
Tissot is now the official timekeeper of several sporting events and is used by several famous people. In recent years, Tissot has also become known for its touch technology, which uses sapphire glasses sensitive to touch. Tissot has now presented the automatic watch Tissot Le Locle Automatic Black Dial Rose Gold Men’s Watch T41.5.423.53, which looks luxurious and economical.
This beautiful classic watch from the Tissot Classic collection is available in a 316L stainless steel case in rose gold PVD 39.3 mm in diameter. While the case is brushed satin, the bezel and lugs 19 mm wide are polished, allowing a refined appearance but with a better scratch resistance on the side. The crown is made of 316L stainless steel with rose gold PVD coating and the Tissot “T” logo is embossed. The watch is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal at the top and a transparent back decorated with traditional engraving patterns. This case is designed to withstand a pressure of up to 3 bar (30 m / 100 feet).
The black HMSD dial has the central guilloché pattern decorated with the white Tissot logo and the year of foundation – 1853, at the top, at 12 o’clock. On the lower side are the birthplace of Tissot and the proud inscription: stopwatch at 6 o’clock.
The dial uses polished gold color indexes for the hours with Arabic numerals also for 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The minute indexes are painted white and are placed outside the hour indexes. Tissot Le Locle Automatic T41542353 uses Feuilles hands plated in polished gold for hours and minutes and has a Poire style hand for the seconds.
Did you know that even if clocks usually have three hands that show hours, minutes and seconds, the first watches only had one hour hand. It is believed that the English horologist Daniel Quare introduced the minute hand around 1691, although it did not become of general use until the beginning of the 18th century.
The date window, placed at 3 o’clock, has a high contrast, black on a white background, which fits well with the white writings of the dial.
Simple and elegant dial design
This is a simple classic clock, with little decoration. Looking at the dial, it only has the design of interlaced shading (or guilloche, to use an elegant word to describe it), and contrasting hour markers, needles and marking “Tissot” and “Le Locle”. Simple is more. It does not have flashy colors or decorations (although the guilloche is considered striking by some people), but you simply can not resist the simplicity and elegance that the watch shows. There is the signature of the brand “Tissot” and “1853”, the year they were founded in the Jura mountains of Switzerland -in the center of the upper part of the sphere. The lower part of the quadrant is signed with the signatures “Le Locle” and “Automatic”. The hour markers of the Roman numeral are large and easy to read. Minute marks are provided on the outer edge of the dial for a more accurate time reading. There is also a date display at 3 o’clock, which also seems to mix with the dial.
This is something you will notice instantly if you have a good eye for high quality watches. The general feeling and appearance of this watch are exceptional. The black leather strap with crocodile texture has the proper thickness and is securely fixed to the dial. There is also a butterfly folding clasp attached to the strap, and you can adjust the stiffness of the watch according to what suits you best.
ETA Swiss automatic movement
Several Swiss-made high-end watches use the ETA movement, which is the most recognized movement manufacturer worldwide. In the case of this Tissot men’s watch, it works with the ETA 2824-2 at 28,800 beats per hour. The 2824 can qualify as a “basic” movement compared to the more elegant ETA 2892, since the latter has a more advanced architecture. However, this watch does not fall short in reliability and accuracy when it comes to telling time. The automatic movement of 25.6 mm (11½ “) in diameter has 25 jewels, protection against Incabloc shocks, a heart beating with 4Hz and has a power reserve of 38 hours.The Tissot Le Locle Automatic T41.5.423.53 comes with a grained calfskin strap with crocodile print and a steel butterfly clasp with the engraved Tissot logo.
Should you buy it?
This Swiss brand watch is one of the most popular brands for a variety of reasons. It mainly produces middle-aged watches. It is affordable and, however, produces many beautifully crafted watches with high craftsmanship.
- Beautiful dial pattern
- Simple and elegant design
- Many different styles and color patterns to choose from
- Solid construction and high quality craftsmanship
- The ETA 2824-2 movement is reliable and accurate
- It has a skeleton box background with beautiful engravings on it.
- It has no exposure caseback.
- Water resistance of 30 m is low. A resistance to water of 50 m is much better for tranquility.
If you are looking for a smart watch that is automatic, that looks good with any garment that you wear, and that does not break the bank, the Tissot Le Locle Automatic watch for men T41542353 is the one you must choose. It is a simple subtle watch, without flashy colors, decorations or complications. But in its simplicity is an elegance that will rival even the best Swiss watches. Its craftsmanship is of high quality and will not make you regret having bought it.