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Tissot T-Complication Squelette Review

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Jacky Chou

The Tissot Squelette is a fantastic watch with lots of features that includes the usual complications, but also has some fun new ones such as a compass and thermometer. We review this Swiss made luxury timepiece to see how it measures up in today's market.

The "tissot t complication jomashop" is a watch that has been released by Tissot. The watch is made of stainless steel and has a black dial with red accents. It also has an automatic movement, which makes it very accurate.

One Eye-Catching Timepiece is the T-Complication Squelette.

Over the last several years, I've examined a few Tissot watches, but none of them have quite had the same aesthetic impact as the T-Complication Squelette. Anyone who looks at this mechanical watch will notice it right away; it commands attention for all the right reasons.

The striking turbine-dial displays the ETA 6497-1 mechanical hand-wound movement. The contrast of the blue, purple, and yellow tones with the mechanical steel backdrop is quite striking.

Since I began WYCA three years ago, a large number of watches have crossed my desk, but the Squelette is the one that consistently grabs everyone's curiosity. Tissot has elevated its brand in the eyes of both watch enthusiasts and non-watch enthusiasts with the Squelette.

Technical Specifications for the T-Complication Squelette by Tissot

  • The T070.405.16.411.00 model number
  • MSRP: $1,950
  • 43mm case diameter
  • Alternative Models: Different case sizes and color schemes
  • Mechanical ETA 6497-1 movement
  • No complications
  • Reserve of energy: around 46 hours
  • Resistance to water: 50m/165ft
  • Sapphire crystal material

T-Complication Squelette by Tissot Aesthetics & Design

You can clearly see how much thought was put into the T-Complication Squelette's design from every angle. It has individuality from the front and the rear. You can see every component of the dance rotating, moving, and interacting as it beats. It's captivating.

The steel-gray casing and movement serve as a stunning backdrop against which the blue, purple, and yellow components contrast. I find it difficult to choose between the turbine-like front and the gorgeously industrial rear. I believe I feel the same about both.

I haven't seen a more exquisite watch in person than this one, and I'm obviously in love with it.

Depending on the angle at which the light strikes it, the hands and hour markers change color. When seen from an angle and under the appropriate lighting, their dark navy, nearly black appearance is revealed. The hands in particular and the whole face sparkle with light.

The intricately textured turbine spokes wonderfully complement the mechanical presence; as you lift the crown, you can feel the clutch disengage; the gears whirl gently at first, then more enthusiastically as the mainspring releases its stored energy. In comparison to the hour and minute hands' mechanisms, the little seconds hand at 9 o'clock has a quicker turning mechanism.

The front and back exhibitions of detail are only the beginning. It continues on the case and crown, which were also etched to seem as if they were made of a single piece of steel. The casing and crown's brushed surface complements the dial and strengthens the industrial and mechanical theme.

The Squelette is unquestionably stunning. This was a hit for Tissot.

Build Quality of the T-Complication Squelette by Tissot

The Squelette, in typical Tissot fashion, demonstrates the care that went into its creation. Every surface that your eye sees has been handled and polished; little grooves cover all flat surfaces, and when seen up close with a macro lens, flaws are impossible to spot. Even tool marks need great magnification to be seen.

With a $2,000 MSRP, the construction is precisely what you would expect from a Swiss watch.

Crystal, Case, & Dial

The T-Complication Squelette contains sapphire on the front and back, and Tissot has applied an anti-reflective coating to both. It was a great experience photographing this watch since the crystals were both quite cooperative.

The hard-edged lugs and rounded bezel of the brushed steel case contrast well. As previously indicated, the crown has received a comparable level of attention to detail, and its construction is just as high-quality as the rest.

Your eye will spend most of its time on the dial, which has moving artwork. As gears and pulleys spin and twist during the movement's functioning, each pulse of the movement modifies the dial. There are no mistakes, flaws, or other things that might detract from its beauty. I am unable to detect a problem in this, if there is one.

Strap & Clasp

A black crocodile-grain leather strap and Tissot's customary deployment clasp are included with the Squelette. When compared to a case and dial like this, neither is spectacular, but both are fine; investing more on these would just draw your focus away from where it belongs.

The deployment clasp guarantees the integrity of the leather's softness and comfort throughout its lifespan. On watches like this, I really prefer deployment clasps, so I like that Tissot included one here.

The clasp is sturdy as well; it resists pulling easily and stays closed. Although it may not be the watch's most distinctive feature, it serves its purpose adequately. I have no issues with this.

The mechanical movement of the ETA 6497-1

Since 1950, this movement has been active in some capacity, and it exhibits its classical essence in various ways. It beats at 18,000 a/h and features 17 diamonds. The slower beat rate can come as a surprise if you're accustomed to more modern mechanical or automated movements (as would the fact that the ETA 6497-1 is a non-hacking movement in this application). The minute seconds hand moves around the dial, seeming smoother than it really is because to its tiny size.

The movement activates after three to five crown turns. For a couple hours of continuous timekeeping, give it another 15 to 20 minutes.

This completely wound Squelette has a precision of +11 seconds every day, according to This is superior than several I've tried, and if needed, regulation might probably make it much better.

What I Think about the T-Complication Squelette by Tissot Overall

Despite my love for this watch, I will never be able to get one due to the 43mm case being too big for my very tiny wrists. My wrists, which are noticeably smaller than most men's at just under 7 inches, just don't provide the Squelette enough room to seem anything other than huge.

But it's not big. The Squelette fit perfectly in when I shared this with a couple of my friends, who all had bigger wrists than I do. It demands attention without being annoying, yet it does so without being oppressive.

It is hardly surprising that Tissot has won several prizes for the Squelette. Tissot has unequivocally shown how to make a skeleton watch in the Squelette.

If you're thinking about getting a T-Complication Squelette by Tissot but don't have tiny wrists like I do, I promise you'll be happy with it.

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T-Complication Squelette by Tissot


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Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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