Vintage is a word that I am sick of hearing, but I’m using it to describe what this watch is not. Rose gold normally evokes that feeling of a bygone era, something you would find in your grandma’s dusty jewellery box, but this watch doesn’t look in the slightest bit vintage. I think it’s down to the brazen amount of bling on the bezel and the substantial size of the case. This is not a dainty watch – this is for a woman who likes her watches big, bold and flashy and who has an equal measure of confidence to carry it off.
I instantly liked this watch, yes it’s smaller than I’m used to at 28mm (as an advocate of the boyfriend style due to my larger than average bones) but the two-tone grey/black looks elegant on the wrist and is the perfect watch to take you from day to night – working just as well with jeans and a t-shirt as it does with a LBD. According to the Tissot website, Cera is a girl’s name meaning ‘fiery ones’ and aptly the first half of the word ceramic, one of the materials from which it is made. Ceramic has become a hugely popular material in watchmaking in recent years since the launch of Chanel’s original J12 model in 2000.
I really wasn’t expecting to like this watch, my initial impressions were ‘too small, and looks like a nurse’s watch’. Not good. However, once it was on my wrist, it really won me over. Yes, it is small, but it’s very cute and perfectly legible. It also got a lot of attention for something so small – quite a few people asked me what I was wearing.
Citizen’s watch collection is enormous, if you want diamonds, ceramic a sporty aesthetic then there will be something for you at a price you can afford…