Go for the Gold

A Special Feature by Tissot
21 Jan 2018

Whether it’s mentioned in fantastical tales and legends, a form of currency, or adorning the body, gold is truly the undisputed symbol of luxury and success

There’s nothing quite like gold to spell out wealth, glitz, glamour, and prosperity. For centuries, this precious metal has dazzled and intrigued, with the earliest use of it dating back to 3100 B.C., during the early days of Egyptian civilizations. It has also been mentioned in Homer’s “Illiad” and “Odyssey” as the glory of the immortals and a sign of wealth among mankind.

As one of the earliest metals known to man, gold’s luster, shine, malleability, and resistance to tarnish made it a prized material to work and play with, earning it an important role in building civilizations, commerce, and of course, fashion.

From ancient all the way to modern times, gold was used to represent the divine through shrines and idols, while royalty made it a part of their daily lives in the form of vessels, cups, plates, and jewelry.


Time for Luxury

While the use of gold as currency and home décor isn’t something that’s often practiced in the 21st century, it’s still seen as a prized material, particularly when it comes to timepieces.

Take for example the Tissot Excellence, a truly handsome and refined gold dress watch. The watch is a vision of sophistication with its pure lines and extremely fine case, all while fitting like a glove on the wearer’s wrist thanks to its slim features, smooth curves, and leather bracelet — as if the timepiece was a natural extension of the wearer. With all this in place, there is truth to the saying: “There is no wearing the Tissot Excellence, it wears you.”

“There is no wearing the Tissot Excellence, it wears you.”

Gradient Blue to Classic White

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Men’s collection

The Tissot Excellence comes in a variety of models for both men and women, which showcase different color schemes and shades of gold. A more contemporary version brings out the noble aspect of its 18-karat rose gold case with a magnificent gradient blue dial that darkens as it gets closer to the edge of the case, providing it with a mesmerizing depth. Finishing it off is a textured dark blue leather strap to match.

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Women’s collection

For someone whose taste is a little more classic and restrained, they can opt between two models that feature white dials and either a rose or a yellow 18-karat gold case and a textured black leather strap. These versions highlight the simple face of the watch, as well as its sleek long hands.

For more information on the Tissot Excellence, click here