Posted on October 27 2017
According to Tissot themselves, the Chrono XL offers one of the largest cases in their entire collection. But more than that, this timepiece is highly intriguing in a couple of unexpected ways. First off, Tissot has always been known as a brand that’s partial to classic designs. In the case of the Chrono XL, however, they have switched course to develop a mass market-priced model that is extremely sporty, coming in an aviation-styled package.
Reflecting this shift in tack, the dial houses large numeral markers and even sports a variation of dial colours. Consider how they’ve also gone the distance to incorporate an IP black casing and flat sapphire crystal, and you’d be as surprised as I am to find out that the price tag is only S$510. Truly, at this price range, you’d often find a lot of mineral glass in place of the more durable and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Added to that, a standard ETA chronograph quartz movement keeps this suave piece ticking, coupled with a thick, plush leather strap that flaunts an aviation buckle. There really isn’t much to find fault with here, and once again I can heartily conclude that Tissot has delivered in a way few would have predicted.
The amazing price tag of S$510 aside, the Chrono XL does offer decent build quality and beautiful aesthetics for the mass market. A good buy that you should snap up at the NFW online watch shop.