From the moment you unpackage this watch it shouts quality at you. A solid link polished band and a detailed polished and matt ribbed case. The glass is sapphire crystal, something I have never managed to scratch even on a ten year old Tissot I also own.
The face has three sub dials, minutes, seconds, and tenths of seconds. The face has hour, minute and a second sweep hand for the chronographh. Just as an example of quality the second hand only moves a second after it has elapsed when the chrono has started. Most run of the mill chronos are off the Nano second the start button is pressed. There are three control buttons, two for the chronograph and a screw down crown for the watch. Their action is positive in every way.
It is striking in a slightly understated way, no racing stripes.
Tissot advertise "gold" value at "silver" prices.
I agree. A real pleasure to own, and accurate to within one second a month.
UPDATE--------------After just over two years the thread on the screw in crown stripped. This means that the watch is no longer waterproof. This should not have happened on a quality watch and the matter is with trading standards as of 7-12-10. Beware how you use the crown, in my opinion the spring is too strong and caused the problem.
UPDATE on UPDATE
Tissot repaired the watch at no charge despite it being out of guarantee. Great service.