Two-wheeled lunacy, in watch form. It’s the new Tissot MotoGP collection.
With all the furore over the exciting new season of Formula 1, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about the 2014 MotoGP season, which is also underway. Watchmaker Tissot hasn’t forgotten though, what with it being the official timekeeper and everything. To celebrate a new year, it’s brought out the latest version of its MotoGP-branded collection to celebrate.
The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Limited Edition 2014 Collection comprises two watches, one automatic and one quartz, powered by a battery.
The more pricey of the two is the automatic, or the T-Race MotoGP Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition 2014, to give it its full name. Red stripes on the silicone strap mean there’s no mistaking the dynamic approach, while the squares on the dial are intended to be reminiscent of a chequered flag. There’s more race inspiration on the outside, with the minute indicators aping starting grid markers, and the bezel and area by the crown are designed after a brake disc and calliper. The case is stainless steel and the glass is sapphire crystal. The auto is limited to 3,333 pieces worldwide.
The quartz watch follows a similar design path, but the numbers are larger and use the MotoGP font on the dial, and are repeated on the bezel. It’s limited to 8,888 pieces.
Both watches come in a helmet-shaped box, just in case you didn’t get the reference.