While we are waiting for a new Tissot Heritage limited edition watch, I will take a chance to remind you about the latest edition from this collection. Two years ago, Tissot introduced its Heritage Automatic Chronograph Watch, inspired by the legendary watch from 1941. This timepiece preserves the aesthetics of the original, with some modern technology solutions.
In 2009, Tissot brought two limited editions, with cases in either 18 karat rose gold or 316L stainless steel. Unfortunately, the gold version is sold out (the referent number is T9044327605700), and I am not sure that you can find it even on the internet because it was produced in only 333 specimens.
The good news is that the model T0404321605100 is still available and you can buy it for approximately $2,450. The stainless steel version is produced in the limited quantity of 3,333 pieces.
This “must have” watch from the Heritage collection is equipped with Swiss made ETA 7753 Valjoux automatic chronograph movement which provides the amazing 46 hours of power reserve. This chronometer wristwatch has been verified by testing that was carried out by the independent COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), over several continuous days in five positions and at three temperatures. This Tissot even applies its proven precision to nature with an integrated telemeter in order to calculate the distance between the wearer and its lightning bolt.
A Masterpiece with the Character of a Fine Mechanical Instrument
Heritage automatic chronograph comes in stainless steel case with a proven watchmaking expertise. Its round case, with 40 mm in diameter and the thickness of 15 mm, incorporates a narrow polished bezel. The case also has a winding crown and two chrono push buttons. This timekeeper is accompanied by a modern black leather strap, with a butterfly clasp with push-buttons. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating protects the case of this exquisite men’s timepiece. Its black dial perfectly reflects the unrivalled accuracy of 27 jewels movement.
In the centre of the dial, there is a spiral tachymeter scale which builds a bridge with two chronograph sub-dials, set at 3 and 9 o’clock positions. The first counter measures time periods up to 30 minutes, while the second one counts time up to 60 seconds. The odd hour markers feature elongated rectangular indices, while the even hours are presented with large Arabic numerals. Finally, the telemeter scale, set at the outer the rim, nicely rounds the dial. All details, set on the smooth black dial, sport a golden color.
A special treat for all watch aficionados is its case back which incorporates a see-through window where you can look at the devoted automatic movement at work. Also, the number of each timepiece from this limited edition is engraved on the flamboyantly decorated case back.
Tissot Heritage Automatic Chronograph Watch is intended for both, collectors and trend setters.