Before I launch into our full H2 Hub review of the Tissot Couturier Powermatic 80, let me just preface that this is a COSC-certified chronometer timepiece. Now, what is COSC? To gain chronometer status, Swiss movements are first sent to Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), an independent, non-profit watch accuracy verification organisation based in Geneva, to be tested against the international standards of ISO and DIN. In short, the watch’s movement must be constructed of the highest quality components, and be meticulously handled and assembled by the finest horologists and technicians.
Starting off, this is one hefty, solid watch, giving you the feeling that it’s premium. And what goes under the surface is a movement that’s simply remarkable, boasting an 80-hour power reserve. To add on, Tissot is the brand with the largest number of COSC watches sold per annum, so you get an idea that what you’ll actually receive is top-notch quality. Perhaps what’s a little surprising is the price point.
At a relative bargain of $1,000, you can enjoy scratch-resistant sapphire crystal treated with antireflective coating for better readability, in addition to extreme reliability. If you’ve got $1,000 somewhere to spare, this is a must-have for your collection.
The Tissot Couturier Powermatic 80 offers great features and value, only let down by its above average casing, dial and strap which are good, but nothing to write home about.