Happy Diwali! This week is the Festival of Lights, which has officially kicked off the season of festivities across the globe. Next up is Thanksgiving, followed by Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year, Orthodox New Year, Lunar New Year, and so on. Of course, not everyone has a family like the United Nations, but as long as you’re not a hermit, there may just be someone special you would like to indulge with a thoughtful gift. To save you some legwork, Tissot has put together a gifting collection with a selection of watches for your loved ones.

Tissot gifting

For him and for her

Top of the most coveted list is the Swiss watchmaker’s recent sensation, the PRX line. If you think this is a recycled idea from last year’s must-have list, think again. This year, the PRX family welcomed a high-functioning chronograph with a new mechanical movement. The PRX Automatic Chronograph is so hot that RJ had to order it before it came out, so I suggest you check out his hands-on review here. Lex also did a video review this past summer. Measuring 42mm in diameter and 14.5mm in height, it is a watch with proper wrist presence.

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Powering the silver-panda-dialed chronograph is the ETA A05.H31 caliber offering 60 hours of power reserve. The movement featuring a skeletonized rotor is visible through a sapphire display case back. This hugely popular ’70s retro integrated-bracelet get-up with rose gold accents is a sure win with any watch lover. Its current retail price is €1,795 including VAT.

Tissot gifting PRX 35

Festive shine

As for the better half, Tissot has truly upped the game for her. Thomas shared his experience with the new PRX 35mm range here back in August, but we didn’t see this one coming. To add a touch of festive sparkles, you cannot beat the PRX Automatic 35mm with 18K gold and diamonds. Oozing timeless modernity, the svelte three-hander boasts an 18K 5N gold fluted bezel and 44 diamonds set on the indexes. At the heart is the ETA-based Powermatic 80.111 movement with an impressive 80-hour power reserve. Not bad for the woman who deserves your show of gratitude and generosity. The retail price for PRX 35mm Powermatic 80 is €2,095 including VAT.

Tissot gifting Seastar

For the father and mother

Who here finds elderly couples that still hold hands and wear matching items adorable? Tissot has paired a set of Seastar 1000 models to delight the parents. Both the 43mm and 36mm blue-clad divers boast 1000 feet of water resistance, hence the name. The Seastar Gent houses the Powermatic 80.111 caliber, visible through the case back, whereas the Seastar Lady runs on the ETA F05.412 quartz movement.

Tissot gifting

An oldie is a goldie. A few years ago, Balazs reviewed an early version of the Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 here. The one currently on the market is the latest iteration with a few cosmetic updates and a new generation of the same caliber with a different reference number. The Seastar is a solid and lasting model that has stood the test of time. The meaning to a father would not be lost.

Tissot gifting seastar

On the other hand, the ladies’ Seastar is one of the new models added to the 2022 lineup, which Dave covered here. The strongly built, high-performance sports watch is a good reminder to keep life active, regardless of age. Not to mention, it’s an adventure better shared with a life partner. The Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80 is priced at €795 and the Seastar 1000 36mm at €415, both including VAT.

For the small-wristed family members

Be they young or old, into sport chic or classic style, you cannot go wrong with the genderless PRX 35mm quartz series. Tissot has thrown two versions into the gifting collection for your inspiration — green and light blue.

The PRX’s iconic style represents modern sophistication for all ages. Did you know that the new PRX additions this year are exactly the same size as the original watch from 1978? This 35mm series is simply timeless and universally wearable. Try the technicolor green dial for the bigger personalities in the family or the light blue version for the cool cats. All color variants with a steel case and bezel are €375 including VAT.

For the special occasions

Between all those big holidays and religious festivals, there are always birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and promotions that you may want to make extra special. Picked from the current lineup, the Tissot Gentleman and the Tissot Bellissima are outstanding options in the gifting collection.

The Gentleman Open Heart is naturally fitting for a day out of the ordinary. This 40mm steel watch has an unusual opening on the blue dial to partially reveal the movement beneath. Its transparent case back puts the Powermatic 80.601 caliber on full display to afford you a better view. This self-winding mechanism features a patented Nivachron balance spring and offers 80 hours of power reserve. The time-only Tissot Gentleman Open Heart retails for €875 including VAT.

For daintier wrists, the Bellissima Small Lady may do the trick. This 26mm round steel watch features rose-gold-PVD-coated detailing and a five-link bracelet. The style is distinctly classical given its rose-shaped guilloché dial, Roman numerals, and the white ceramic cabochon set into the crown. The Tissot Bellissima Small Lady is quartz-powered with time and date functions and priced at €475 including VAT.

Every day is a birthday

While major events in life call for celebrations, the spirit of gifting does not confine to an occasion. For the all-arounders in the curated selection, Tissot presents the PRX Powermatic 80 in blue or the PRX 35mm in silver.

A member of the aforementioned PRX 35mm quartz series priced at €375, the silver-dialed version has a sweeping appeal that aims to turn any regular day into a pleasing memory. Last but not least is the PRX Powermatic 80 with a honeycomb-motif dial in blue and a structural single-link bracelet. Its 40mm satin steel case houses the Powermatic 80.111 caliber employing a patented Nivachron balance spring. This self-winding movement can run for 80 hours on a single wind and is visible through the case back. The retro-classic icon comes with a jolly price tag of €695 including VAT.

Tissot PRX

There you have it. The folks at Tissot have pulled out their top picks from the brand’s wide and varied lineup of watches for every taste. I have seen more choices in the Gift Ideas section on the brand’s website, so it’s super helpful to jump straight in there if you’re a hunter-gatherer kind of shopper. There is nothing more precious than the gift of time, and a timepiece is a token of this idea.

For more inspiration, visit Tissot’s official website to see the full curated gifting collection.