Published on July 4th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


All-New Tissot Sideral Is A Reinterpretation Of The 1st Fibreglass Watch

The Tissot Sideral is reborn as a modern take on the 1970s Sideral S watch.

Back in the early 1970s, Tissot gave the world the first ever fibreglass watch – the Sideral S. This lightweight yet robust timepiece has now been reinterpreted for today’s enthusiast in the form of the new Tissot Sideral.

Tissot Sideral and Sideral S

This new Sideral uses a forged carbon case, which is in spirit a lot like the original fibreglass model as it is lightweight, innovative and resilient in nature. It has also been given bold colours – Yellow, Red and Blue, each with a perforated rubber strap and the same interesting fastening system that came in the 1970s. There are also additional accessories in the form of a green, orange and black strap for those looking to create their own unique styles.

The new Tissot Sideral’s unidirectional bezel with diver and regatta graduation is finished in black PVD for a unique look. The multi-coloured luminescent animation and regatta countdown gauge design in green and red captures the retro 1970s aesthetic.

In terms of technical specifications, the Tissot Sideral is water resistant up to 30 bar (300m) and it is powered by the Powermatic 80 Nivachron movement. It features the new Tissot skeletonised rotor.

Tissot Sideral

  • Width: 41 mm
  • Dimension: 41 x 46.5 mm; bezel diameter: 39 mm
  • Forged carbon and stainless steel case
  • Black PVD, unidirectional, watersports look bezel
  • Sapphire crystal for top and back glass
  • Water-resistant up to 30 bar (300 m – 1000 feet)


  • Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Powermatic 80 Nivachron, 80-hour power reserve
  • Hours, minute, seconds, date
  • New Tissot skeletonized rotor


  • Dial with multi-coloured luminescent hour and minute markers with regatta countdown
    using Super-LumiNova ®
  • Hour and minute baton hands coated with Super-LumiNova ®
  • Date display


  • Perforated rubber strap with unique bracelet fastening system

In conjunction with the launch of the Tissot Sideral, the Swiss watchmaker has a new ad campaign which fuses 70s nostalgia with contemporary flair.

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