With the new Heritage 1973 model, Tissot needs to comment its historic ties to the universe of engine racing.
This formed chronograph, an oval cushion with domed lines in its three dimensions, is inspired to the Tissot Navigator, a timepiece dating back to 1973. Its glass box is domed, following a similar profile, just like the horns and angled case back which contribute to make the watch more comfortable on the wrist.
The 43 mm wide x 14.8 mm thick stainless steel case, alternating satin-finished and polished surfaces, houses a silvery dark dial featuring matte dark counters, for a Panda-style impact. The hour and minute hands are rectangular cudgel treated with green Super-LumiNova while the chronograph hands are orange-hued to improve the lively look.
The overstitched dark calfskin tie is a reproduction of the one Tissot had invented and protected in the 1960s, characterized by its huge perforations.
The Heritage 1973 is controlled by the ETA Valjoux 7753 self-winding development which beats at 28,800 vibrations each hour with a force hold of approximately 46 hours.
The date can be set by using the corrector at 10 o’clock with a dedicated device. The watch is water resistant to a pressing factor of 10 bar (100 meters/330 feet).
Available in a limited edition of 1973 pieces from June 2019, the Tissot Heritage 1973 has a retail price of Euro 1,995. tissotwatches.com