This Tissot watch pops right out of its watch band and slots into a holder on the dashboard of your car.

Make that watches plural, because there’s two of them.

They’re designed to work with Renault’s new Alpine.

There’s the Tissot Alpine On Board Automatic and Tissot Alpine On Board Quartz.

These chic timepieces are available as an accessory with the new Alpine A110 sports car.

The’re easily attached to the supporting frame, made from a special aluminium, which in turn is attached to the car’s multimedia screen, making it easy for the driver to see the time while on the road.

The impressive Valjoux A05.H31 movement, as complex as a fine car-engine, equips this high-end model.

The dial subtly recalls the counters in the famed ‘Berlinette’ of the 60s and 70s, with design elements taken from the Tissot PRS 516, including the hands, piston-shaped push-buttons and perforated leather bracelet, that give this watch an athletic, stylish air worthy of a gentleman driver.

Alpine On Board Automatic:

  • Made in Switzerland
  • Automatic A05.H31 Valjoux movement 60-hour power reserve
  • 316L stainless steel detachable case with see-through case back
  • Water-resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m)
  • Leather strap with folding clasp and push-buttons
  • Special edition
  • Special presentation box
  • Diameter: 45 mm

The Alpine On Board Quartz features hints of sporting orange on the hands recall the dashboards of Alpine series from the 60s and give the watch a zestful feel.

This bright hue is set off by a black dial, making the time plain to see. As a tribute to Tissot’s partnership with Alpine, the latter’s legendary ‘A’ adorns the Alpine-blue seconds hand and the carmaker’s logo is engraved on the case back.

With its perforated leather bracelet that echoes the steering wheels of classic racing-cars, the Tissot Alpine On Board Quartz stands out as a remarkable model.

Alpine On Board Quartz:

  • Made in Switzerland
  • Quartz movement
  • 316L stainless steel detachable case with engraved case back
  • Water-resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m)
  • Leather strap with standard buckle
  • Special edition
  • Special presentation box
  • Diameter: 45 mm

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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