Baselworld 2015: The Tissot Vintage Collection (Updated with Live Photo)

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Tissot Vintage RG1 150In time for Baselworld, Tissot has launched a new collection of affordable luxury watches. The Tissot Vintage watches, for men and women, include automatic and quartz movements and fine engraving work on the dial. What’s more, the automatic models make use of Tissot’s in-house movement. Here’s a look at the men’s versions.

The Vintage collection comes in a choice of rose gold or yellow gold cases. It has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The mechanical versions also have a transparent caseback, which displays the engraved rotor: it has a wave design and the brand’s name on it.

Tissot Vintage Double 560

All the automatic watches have an elegant guilloche pattern engraved in the center of the dial. On some models, this is surrounded by a flat track for the hours, with stylized Roman numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9; angular appliques mark the other hours.

Tissot Vintage RG1 560 Tissot Vintage RG2 560If you prefer Arabic numerals, there is also a version of the automatic Vintage with a full set of numerical hour markers, in yellow gold:

Tissot Vintage YG2 560 Tissot Vintage YG 560

As seen on the dial, all mechanical versions of the Vintage contain the Powermatic 80 movement. This in-house caliber is so named for its 80-hour power reserve – which is all the more impressive in an affordable Swiss automatic. It beats at 21,600 vph. Although it is not COSC-certified, this is the same movement used in the Tissot Powermatic 80 Chronometer that debuted in 2013.