TISSOT continue their vintage revival with the release of the new Sideral collection – a colourful and sporty watch with vintage style harking back to their 70’s classic, the Sideral S.
The trend of watch brands looking back to the 1970’s for inspiration is well and truly alive and TISSOT continue this with their latest release. The new Sideral collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original Sideral S from 1971, complete with colourful straps and retro vibes on the dial.
When updating the Sideral for 2023, Tissot remained committed to preserving the watch’s heritage and spirit. To recapture these qualities, Tissot chose forged carbon for the case, a material that parallels the lightweight, innovative, and resilient nature of fiberglass 60 years ago. By merging state-of-the-art materials with the Sideral’s vintage appeal, Tissot has crafted a timeless yet forward-looking masterpiece that pays tribute to its remarkable past.
“The original Sideral embodied innovation, adventure, and the excitement of the unknown…Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or socialising with friends, the Tissot Sideral is the ultimate accessory for those who dare to be audacious and embrace their unique style!”
The new TISSOT Sideral comes in three distinct colours – Red, Yellow and Blue, and each strap has it’s own unique fastening system that was pioneered back in the 70’s. And for those wanting a little less brightness in their life, TISSOT also offer a black, green and orange strap that can be swapped out.
The original case was made from fibreglass, a robust and lightweight material for it’s time. The 2023 version now is made from forged carbon with black PVD unidirectional bezel, an equally tough and lightweight material that gives the watch a unique sporty and rugged look. The dial showcases a multi-coloured luminescent animation and a regatta countdown gauge design in green and red, capturing the retro 70s aesthetic.
Inside the case, TISSOT has equipped the new Sideral with their Powermatic 80 Nivachron movement, meaning you’ve got plenty of power reserve to keep the watch going should you not wear it for a few days. TISSOT have also given the movement a more pleasing aesthetic look, with skeletonised rotor, showcasing the movement through the display caseback. And being a sports watch, it is water resistant to 300m, so you know you’re safe engaging in all those water sports in summer!
The Tissot Sideral stands out as a statement piece, empowering wearers to express their individuality and distinguish themselves from the crowd. With its vibrant aesthetic and one-of-a-kind bracelet fastening system, this watch is destined to draw attention, something we will test out when we do our hands on review of these new pieces in a few weeks time – stay tuned for that!
On the surface, these look like fun watches you can play around with and get out and about with, and not have to worry about their sturdiness. As we mentioned in our last TISSOT hands on review for the Chemin des Tourelles, which you can view here, their value at the price point is what sets them apart. Functional and fun, the new Sideral collection are nice retro styled watches that whilst are made seriously, should be worn less seriously! And for a bit of fun, check out the original commercial for the very first Sideral from 1969!
Reference: T145_407_97_057_00 (Yellow), T145_407_97_057_01 (Blue), T145_407_97_057_02 (Red)
- Case: 41mm diameter, 46.5mm Lug-Lug
- Case: Forged carbon and stainless steel case with black PVD, unidirectional, watersports look bezel
- Dial: Black dial with multi-coloured luminescent hour and minute markers with regatta countdown using Super-LumiNova®. Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova®
- Crystal: Sapphire crystal
- Water resistance: 300m / 30bar
- Movement: Mechanical self-winding Powermatic 80 Nivachron movement
- Power reserve: 80 Hours
- Strap: Perforated rubber strap with unique bracelet fastening system