Tissot: Ballad Gent

Silicon Balance Coil For Tissot

The Swiss watch brand Tissot will now integrate silicon balancing spheres into their men’s model Ballade Gent. Inside the 41 millimeter stainless steel case the Eta caliber C07.811 Si ticks. The COSC certified chronometer has 80 hours of reserve and is exclusively used by Tissot and the Swatch Group subsidiary Mido. The use of silicon is not a fundamental innovation; Brands such as Rolex or Patek Philippe have been working with this technology for several years.

Now Tissot is one of the first brands in the price segment of up to 1,000 euros to pay attention to the non-magnetic behavior and the improved corrosion resistance of silicon.This is intended to prevent gauntlet deviations, thus enabling a higher precision as well as an extension of the life of the movement.

The Swiss watch is available in various versions in the optimized version Tissot Ballad Gent.On the one hand, the band is made of stainless steel or leather, and the decoration of the dial and the bezel are variable.

In classic black, the choice is between a band in smooth leather or alligator optics. Both versions are available at a price of 890 euros. The model with rose gold PVD coating comes in combination with a dark brown leather band for 950 euros. With a sporty stainless steel band the ballad costs Gent 950 Euro, for 1,050 Euro the manufacturer offers a PVD-coated Bicolor version in yellow gold.