In the sports watch arena, scuba divers have a ton of options, as all the best brands today have nothing less than a full collection of dive watches. Football fans, too, are treated to numerous special editions by brands like Hublot and TAG Heuer. Basketball lovers, on the other hand, don’t really have that sort of privilege. Which is why the Tissot Chrono XL NBA Collector is such a cool find.
As it celebrates the partnership between Tissot and the NBA, the Chrono XL NBA Collector is a very special watch that offers something else other than timekeeping. Turn its 45mm stainless steel black PVD over and you’ll see it right away.
This timepiece comes with a mineral crystal case back imprinted with the NBA logo. But if you’re a fan of the Lakers or the Bulls or any of the NBA’s 30 teams, there’s more. You can swap out the official NBA logo case back for one featuring your favourite team whenever and wherever you like.
On The Ball
In the box that’s uniquely designed to resemble a mini basketball court, there’s a little “basketball” delivered with the watch. Now that is not a toy, it is not a stress ball, neither is it a key ring. It’s a tool called a friction ball that lets you unscrew the case back and replace one for another. All watchmakers use it, albeit without the basketball design, because it helps you screw the case back on nice and tight.
Even the strap of the Chrono XL NBA Collector is extra special. Instead of the usual calfskin or rubber, here Tissot has worked with the exact material used for official NBA Spalding basketballs. So it’s not just an aesthetic effect but the real thing, which gives you the perfect opportunity to wear your love for the game on your sleeve.