The new range of Tissot SuperSport Chrono is tied intimately to the values of rugby. Available in eight references, their imposing 45.5 mm bodies are shaped out of steel with various colour options, from black to rose gold via PVD technology. And the pack is dressed up with a full line of bracelets and straps that range from steel to leather with visible top-stitching.
The crown has considerable diameter for easy gripping and is protected by a flange. These powerfully built protrusions show off the personality of the Tissot SuperSport Chronos. With their flanker physique, the Tissot SuperSport Chronos are also a tribute to the physical versatility that can be seen in the rugby world. Their appearance is certainly powerful, but they are also dynamic and agile in their functioning.
The Tissot SuperSport Chrono range comes with a fixed glass engraved with a tachymetric scale gradated up to 400 km/h. This glass matches the finishes on the case and dial. It is therefore available in black with white gradations, in yellow gold with a yellow-gold printed black insert, or even in all steel. That choice will also determine the colour of the two chronograph push-buttons and the colour effect of the dial.
With its appliqué date aperture at 6 o’clock, its 12 ultra-legible indexes coated with Super-LumiNova® technology, and its immense luminescent sword hands, this dial serves to highlight the chronograph function. Inside the SuperSport collection ticks a quartz chronograph calibre produced by Swiss movement manufacturer ETA.
This movement indicates hours and minutes in the middle, with a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, and has two totalisers. At 2 o’clock, one of them displays tenths of a second, thus supplementing the central direct-drive. At 10 o’clock, a 30-minute counter handles longer durations.
The SuperSport Chrono collection symbolises the unfailing bond Tissot has been building with sport, and more specifically rugby, since 1853.
Tissot is a partner of the Top 14, the prestigious French rugby league, as well as the Six Nations European championship, and has now added to that list EPCR (European Professional Club Rugby), which organises the European club champion’s cup.
Model: Tissot SuperSport Chrono
Satin steel, black PVD steel, or rose gold PVD steel case
Fixed glass with tachymetric scale
Crown with crown protector and chronograph push-buttons to match the glass
45.5 mm in diameter
See-through sapphire crystal
Full case back
Water-resistant to 100 m (10 ATM)
ETA 10.212 calibre
Hours, minutes, and small seconds dial; 1/10-second chronograph with two counters, date
Matte dial with markings that match the case and glass colour
Rectangular appliqué indexes coated with Super-LumiNova®
Semi-skeleton sword hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
Brown or black leather strap with visible stitching