Last year came the likes of the Tag Heuer Connected — round case with digital “analogue” dial; the twist of Breitling’s B55 — putting your smartphone at the service of the watch, rather than the other way round; and Montblanc’s solution — the E-strap, a device attached to the watchstrap, allowing the watch itself to remain classical.
This year’s Baselworld sees a new spate of further solutions, among them pieces from Tissot, Mondaine and Frederique Constant, which has added a world timer to the new version of its Horological Smartwatch.
Tissot’s is arguably the biggest smartwatch launch of the show. And, like those before it, similarly seeks distinction through an innovative approach.
Building on the brand’s ground-breaking T-Touch tactile dial technology, launched in 1999, this solar-powered model not only comes with an independent outdoor weather station unit, but cleverly links its GPS function to its analogue hands. The watch literally points the way to go.