Introduced this year at Baselworld — and inspired by 1950s Tissot Visodates — the new Visodate Heritage is an excellent modern reinterpretation of a classic. Particularly, the larger case and dial, and old school “Tissot” signed dial, make for a very attractive timepiece that is consistent with today’s styles. (Vintage Visodate timepieces display the date only; new version displays both the day and date.)

Presented in a fully polished stainless steel case (also available in gold plated steel or 18K gold), the Visodate is a classy dress watch with a contemporary feel. It features a curved dial and domed sapphire glass, the 40 mm by 11.6 mm case is tapered from the bezel to the caseback, giving it a unique look, without making it noticeably less comfortable on the wrist than a non-tapered design.

Vintage Tissot Visodate

There are four versions in stainless steel (steel/silver dial, steel/black dial, gold plated steel/silver dial and gold plated steel/black dial) all with applied baton indexes that match their respective cases. Also, there are five significantly more expensive solid 18K rose gold and yellow gold variations — apart from their solid gold cases, textured dials and Roman numeral hour markers — they are virtually the same.

Powering the Visodate is an ETA 2836-2 automatic mechanical caliber that runs at 28,800 vph (4hz), has 25-jewels and a power reserve of 42-hours. The movement and gold plated Tissot signed rotor are visible through the clear caseback.

All variations come with either a brown or black leather strap. Water-resistant is 30 meters. The price is $650 in stainless, $695 stainless with gold plating and $4,950 is 18K gold. Learn more at Tissot.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.