Swiss watchmaker Tissot recently announced a new member of their Tactile line: the Navigator 3000. It has appeared as a blurry picture next to a “coming soon” teaser on their site for quite some time, but now the picture is finally clear, and some specs and pictures have been published.
Before I get into the details of the Navigator, I’d like to mention a few things about Tissot Tactile watches in general. First of all, I happen to be wearing a T-Touch on on my wrist right now (detailed review forthcoming), and I love it. The Tactile line of watches allows you to navigate by tapping the sapphire crystal in different locations rather than pressing a mode button over and over. They are technically impressive, classy watches, and I think the Navigator 3000 is a great addition.
Features of the Tissot Navigator 3000 include:
- Tactile crystal to navigate through five modes and multiple time zones.
- World time (150 countries or cities).
- Countdown timer.
- Two programmable alarms and five alarm melodies.
- Multiple date formats.
- Backlight to illuminate the LCD.
The target market for this watch is obviously the traveling business executive, but I’d argue it packs a little something for everyone. It will be available in four different styles (the one pictured here is my favorite), and will probably go for between $400 and $600, though don’t hold anyone to that number. Stay tuned for a detailed review as soon as I can get my hands on one.
Tissot’s site could be easier to navigate, so I’ve taken the liberty of providing some links here:
- The Navigator Product Page.
- Quick Specs.
- All four of the Navigator 3000 choices.
- Full line of Tactile watches.