Here’s a gold nugget of life to consider: Being around water is the key to happiness. The marine biologist and best-selling author Wallace J Nichols wrote all about that in his book, Blue Mind. He adds that blue mind is that meditative state that is the antidote to red mind, described as anxiety and over-stimulation. That’s all great news for us island-dwellers, because, well, who knew that the secret to being happy is to be nauti. Actually… the new Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional might. Since it’s designed for an extremely nautical lifestyle.
As Tissot’s de facto diver watch, the Seastar not only survives but thrives underwater. And one thing that dive enthusiasts would really appreciate here is Tissot’s constant evolution and technical upgrading of the line.
Performance-oriented features such as bright details and ceramic components highlight the brand’s passion for extreme sports.
Offering a range of options from quartz-powered chronographs to high-tech Powermatic 80 versions, this latest Seastar model is the collection’s toughest, most depth-defying one to date.
It’s always exciting to see how watch companies continually push the envelope, whether it’s for the sake of design or functionality. With the Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional, there is both.
Here, Tissot doubled the water resistance limit of the pre-existing Seastar 1000 Powermatic 80, reinforcing the new watch’s subaquatic capabilities from leisure adventure scuba to professional deep diving.
The 2000 in its name refers to the 2,000 feet water resistance, which translates to 600 metres or 60 ATM. That’s just the first of many more diver-friendly features in this ISO6425-certified timepiece.
Size is another upgraded feature. The Tissot Seastar 2000 Professional packs a serious punch with its 46mm case that’s also 16.25mm thick. Its heft continues with a thick, bulging domed sapphire crystal which has a bevelled contour.
While that sounds like an awful lot of steel and glass to be strapping onto the wrist, you’d better believe it when Tissot says that is exactly what you want – and need – 600 metres below sea level.
Attention To Detail
In all honestly, ordinary humans are not going to survive that sort of depths. The ocean as we know is a punishing environment. But it won’t even faze the Seastar 2000 Professional thanks to the watch’s inset automatic helium release valve – another basic requirement of the ISO6425 dive watch certification.
Which brings us to the coolest technical feature of the Seastar 2000 Professional: the sapphire crystal back. If you’re a watch nerd, that is. Because then you’ll know how hard it is to find deep dive watches with sapphire crystal backs. It’s not entirely impossible of course, but it’s definitely not common. Least of all at the price point that Tissot is offering.
On a steel bracelet, you can expect to shell out S$1,530 – just S$50 more than the rubber strap model. What comes with, are a top-spec Powermatic 80 movement, Nivachron balance spring in titanium alloy, special dial décor with degradé blue tones, and more to sate your deepest horological desires. That make you happy? Look, it’s working already.