The Tissot family of dive watches has just recently grown: With the Seastar 2000 Professional, the ranks of the current collection are now reinforced by a new, advanced and technical watch. Its profile ticks every box for a high-performance timepiece and with its wave-patterend blue dial and its uncompromising design, it truly emphasises its connection to the diving world.
Like many other manufacturers, Tissot likes to include an indiction of its watches performance level in their names. The Seastar 1000, for example, was capable of resisting pressure to a depth of 1,000 feet (300 metres). The Seastar 2000 Professional is, in turn, able to cope with depths of up to 2,000 feet, equivalent to 60 atm or 600 metres. Its dimensions are also responsible that the watch meets all the criteria of he ISO 6425 standard that governs dive watches. At 46 mm in diameter by 16,25 mm thick, the Tissot Seastar 2000 is packing an impressive amount of steel, ensuring an intrinsic robustness. The flat surfaces of the case are polished, the vertical ones satin-finished and everything is completed by a very thick, bulging, domed sapphire glass with a bevelled contour. The case back is also made of sapphire crystal, which is rare for this degree of pressure resistance, which usually calls for metal case backs. On the glass,
Tissot has placed a seahorse, the symbol of its dive watches.
At the 9 o’clock position, the case is fitted with a helium valve. It ensures that the helium in the case can safely exit the watch without causing damage.
The essential diver’s bezel is made of steel, with a rim marked with deep notches. These are intended for improved grip, even with wet hands or with gloves. The graduated 60-minute insert is made of black ceramic. Of course, this bezel turns only in anti-clockwise direction to prevent an accidental extension of the dive time.
The bezel frames a beautiful blue dial with gradient coloring – deep blue on the outside, turqouise in the middle – and a beautiful engraved wave pattern. Tissot placed a small date window at 6 o’clock. The hour, minute and seconds hand are, like the indexes, equipped with Super-LumiNova ensuring a good readability in the dark as well as in the depth of the sea.
Inside the Seastar 2000 works the Powermatic 80 tirelessly and reliably. This powerhouse of an automatic movement is operating at a frequency of 3 Hz, is equipped with a new and anti-magnetic balance-spring made from Nivachron and provides a power-reserve of 80 hours.
Tissot equips the Seastar 2000 Professional with a rubber strap and a stainless steel bracelet.