In addition, the Seastar 2000 Professional has been designed as an everyday watch that provides all the necessary information, including the date. This last is displayed in a metallic aperture at 6 o’clock, in transfer form on a black background. It is in keeping with the rest of the watch, in particular its dial in shades of blue ranging from the darkest deep-sea blue, on a background pattern of waves designed especially for the Seastar 2000 Professional.
The case is of 316L-type steel, the most effective steel alloy for combating corrosion, according to Tissot’s specifications. Its flat surfaces are burnished and its vertical sides are satin-finished, including the shoulder that surrounds the crown and protects it from shocks.
Underneath, the case back is of transparent sapphire, extremely rare for this degree of pressure resistance, which usually calls for sturdy metal case backs. On it, Tissot has placed a transfer of a seahorse, symbol of its dive watches. And on top of this ensemble, Tissot has installed the indispensable dive bezel.
Its ring is made of steel, with a rim marked with deep notches. These are intended for improved grip, even with wet hands or with gloves, so as to ensure precise definition of the diver’s immersion time. The graduated 60-minute insert is made of black ceramic into which Arabic numerals are cut.
This bezel turns only in an anti-clockwise direction. This means that any accidental adjustment can only shorten the dive time, not lengthen it, which would be dangerous for the diver.
The Seastar 2000 Professional has been designed for professional divers, who work at considerable depths and have to remain there in extreme conditions. For this type of use, the case is fitted with a helium valve at 9 o’clock. This device is only for use during saturation diving, below a depth of 100 metres.
After dives in this particular kind of environment, helium in the air naturally present in the watch case expands considerably and may cause the case to explode from the inside. The valve enables this gas to escape, thus keeping the Seastar 2000 Professional intact.
But apart from these functions, some basic necessities, some extreme, the Seastar 2000 Professional has been designed as a civilian watch, aimed at water sports enthusiasts and those who enjoy the sea. It has a strong style, based on a combination of masculine colours, chunky dimensions, a unique dial, the expressiveness of a domed sapphire glass, and an uncompromising design.
The Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional will be available exclusively at Watches of Switzerland Paragon, VivoCity, Tampines Mall and The Hour Glass Parkway Parade from 17 July.
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