When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works

Home / Hot Stuff / New Tissot Sideral is a modern take on a 70s icon

New Tissot Sideral is a modern take on a 70s icon

Tissot's new retro Sideral is perfect for summer

Yellow Tissot Sideral watch on blue background

Tissot has just announced the Tissot Sideral – a bold reinterpretation of the iconic 1970s Sideral S watch. This eye-catching timepiece combines state-of-the-art materials with a vintage aesthetic – if you’re looking for a retro sports watch for summer, then this could be a perfect choice.

The Tissot Sideral has a rich history dating back to 1971 – the original Sideral was the world’s first fibreglass watch, featuring a lightweight yet robust design.

This innovative watch gained acclaim from sports enthusiasts and trendsetters alike. Two years later, the Sideral S arrived with an iconic yellow rubber strap and an innovative fastening system.

When updating the Sideral for the modern era, Tissot wanted to preserve the model’s heritage, so the 2023 model features a forged carbon for the case. This lightweight and resilient material is like an upgraded version of the fibreglass case that was used 60 years ago.

Tissot Sideral with multiple strap options

To finish off the sporty look, the new Tissot Sideral features a black PVD unidirectional bezel with diver and regatta graduation, and 300 metres (30 bar) of water resistance.

The dial showcases multi-coloured luminescent animation and a regatta countdown gauge design in green and red, which adds to the retro 70s aesthetic.

It’s inside where the watch has received the biggest upgrade – equipped with the popular Powermatic 80 Nivachron movement and a new Tissot skeletonised rotor. This gives the watch an impressive 80-hour power reserve and resistance to magnetic fields.

The Tissot Sideral now comes in three bold colours, yellow, red, and blue. Each features a distinct perforated rubber strap with an innovative bracelet fastening system which removes the need for a traditional buckle.

The Tissot Sideral is available to buy now priced at US$950/£915.

Profile image of Spencer Hart Spencer Hart Buying Guide Editor


As Buying Guide Editor, Spencer is responsible for all e-commerce content on Stuff, overseeing buying guides as well as covering deals and new product launches. Spencer has been writing about consumer tech for over eight years. He has worked on some of the biggest publications in the UK, where he covered everything from the emergence of smartwatches to the arrival of self-driving cars. During this time, Spencer has become a seasoned traveller, racking up air miles while travelling around the world reviewing cars, attending product launches, and covering every trade show known to man, from Baselworld and Geneva Motor Show to CES and MWC. While tech remains one of his biggest passions, Spencer also enjoys getting hands-on with the latest luxury watches, trying out new grooming kit, and road-testing all kinds of vehicles, from electric scooters to supercars.

Areas of expertise

Watches, travel, grooming, transport, tech

Enable referrer and click cookie to search for eefc48a8bf715c1b 20231024b972d108 [] 2.7.22