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The Best Valentine’s Gift? Your Time, And a Tissot

It’s that time of the year again when roses cost the same amount as a small country’s GDP and plush toys become the de facto accessory of the season. And while we always tell ourselves that we wouldn’t succumb to the capitalistic nature of Valentine’s Day, oftentimes, these gifts do put a wide smile on our significant others.

Tissot’s Value Proposition

For this season of romance, Tissot has released two pairs of couple timepieces under the Ballade range. Perhaps one of the most underrated watches today, the Tissot Ballade is powered by the Powermatic 80 automatic movement, an impressive calibre that’s officially certified by the COSC and provides up to 80 hours (as the name suggests) of power reserve.

We are big fans of Tissot’s Powermatic 80 automatic movement. But what we love about the Powermatic 80 automatic movement in the Tissot Ballade is that it also comes with the silicon balance spring.

Silicon is an expensive material to work with and producing a silicon spring with such exceptional timekeeping accuracy requires a lot of skill, and even more money. It’s usually only found in high-end luxury watches. The fact that you can get the movement with the silicon balance spring at such an affordable price makes the Tissot Ballade a massive steal.

The Tissot Ballade for Valentine’s Day

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Tissot Ballade Gent in stainless steel with brown leather strap (S$1,380) and Tissot Ballade Lady in stainless steel (S$1,460)

So, instead of roses that will wither and plush toys that will gather dust on the shelves, we suggest getting her (and yourself) the new Tissot Ballade couple timepieces.

Available in three new colour options – stainless steel (above), bi-colour rose gold (pictured, below) and full rose gold – the Tissot Ballade is sized at 41mm for men and 32mm for women.

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Tissot Ballade Gent in bi-colour rose gold (S$1,620) and Tissot Ballade Lady in bi-colour rose gold (S$1,620)

Besides its good looks, the Tissot Ballade is also water-resistant to 50 metres and has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal watch face. It’s truly a classic three-hand timepiece that will never go out of style, and pairs well with almost everything in your (and her) wardrobe.

Its size means it fits perfectly under your shirt cuff and is a great accessory when you’re out and about in just a T-shirt and denim jeans.

So, for this Valentine’s Day, give her the best gift of all – your time, and a Tissot. We guarantee that it’ll put a wide smile on her face. View the full collection here.

Available at all Tissot boutiques at ION Orchard, Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and JEM