If you are fond of diving and are looking at the market for mechanical watches Tissot dive from the manufacturer, this model you will probably like it. In this review, hours will focus on a limited model of Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronograph The winding movement Valjoux Professional, the Automatic Limited is Edition is. The brand Tissot has released this limited model as a more expensive version of the Tissot Seastar 1000 Chronograph the Automatic. At first glance, these two models are incredibly similar, therefore, to find out what their differences, take a closer look.
Tissot Seastar 1000: Automatic Professional Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition
Limited model Tissot SeaStar 1000 Automatic Professional Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition is better than the standard Tissot Seastar 1000 Automatic Chronograph in almost all respects. The best design, the best mechanism, the best face. Nevertheless, it adds about $1,000 to the price compared to the Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph. So let’s see what we get for the extra money.
The limited edition Tissot SeaStar 1000 Valjoux Professional Chronograph is wider – 49 mm, compared with the standard model a width of 48 mm. This is a very large clock, with small projections, which are conveniently located on the wrist. The dial looks quite enormous due to a thin rotating diver’s bezel vintage style. This panel is one of the first places, which has a much higher quality than the standard model, you definitely notice it. The bezel is made better and better with engraved figures and more massive teeth.
Both are great, but the polishing and detailing all the best in Limited models Tissot SeaStar 1000 Valjoux. However, both have a water resistance of 300 meters and a crystal of sapphire glass on the front and rear cover. I believe that the Valjoux model still has the best anti-reflective AR coating may be the same features, but again, the quality, feel the best. Watches also have an automatic helium release valve located on the left side of the case and screw-button chronograph for safety when diving.
The difference between the mechanisms of the models is significant. Standard Seastar 1000 Chronograph uses inexpensive Swiss automatic chronograph movement ETA C0.211, and limited model SeaStar 1000 Valjoux Professional Chronograph uses a high-quality and perfect Swiss self-winding movement ETA Valjoux 7750 with the golden tones of the rotor and a seahorse on the back cover. It should be noted that the Limited model with ETA Valjoux 7750 mechanism has a 12-hour chronograph, compared with 6 hours of the standard model. Furthermore, SeaStar 1000 Valjoux clock mechanism 7750 displays day and date, while only shows C0.211 date. These differences make the dials of these models little different from each other.
Swiss Tissot SeaStar 1000 Valjoux Chronograph has an inscription on the back cover Diver’s Watch 300m – ISO 6425, which means – met ISO 6425 standards, a true diver’s watch created specifically for diving. Incidentally, the 1000 – a figure that has a title, refers to water resistance to a depth of 1,000 feet, which is essentially 300 meters. For both models, attached rubber strap, of Tissot brand assures that the quality is better for Valjoux model. And we must note one more detail that the standard model can actually be delivered on a metal bracelet, which is not available for the Limited models.
Some watch Tissot Seastar 1000 Automatic Professional Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition, which was a marked improvement over the standard model – a dial. He has an incredible upgrade over the standard model, which, frankly, looks cheap. The dial is made of the basic design, but the quality and intelligibility are outstanding on the Limited models. The dial has a black matte texture, includes hour markers with a different fluorescent compound, which makes it much more beautiful, in my opinion. You can see the small differences in the arrows (for example, the subsidiary seconds hand), and the text on the dial. As I mentioned earlier, the dials look really similar at first glance, but on closer inspection, there are numerous differences.
Brand Tissot will produce only 1000 models SeaStar 1000 Valjoux Professional Chronograph. By the name you can also assume that the designers wanted to make originally limited Tissot watch, but were limited by price, thereby releasing the standard model. Visual similarities limited to the standard model are quite amusing, and perhaps adds charm and mystique to the collection. Retail price for limited hours Tissot Seastar 1000 Automatic Professional Chronograph Valjoux Limited Edition is $2250.