Today, Tissot amazed us by presenting another mechanical chronograph. The Tissot Heritage 1973, where the number alludes to the year when they previously engaged in vehicle racing.
Before 1973, Tissot had assumed a part effectively in vehicle hustling, by being on the wrist of Swiss driver Harry Zweifel in 1957. Later on, Tissot began to plan and create watches that were roused by dashing, most celebrated is their PR 516 model.
Tissot Heritage 1973
However, in 1973 Tissot truly got included by supporting Alpine in the Monte-Carlo rally. On account of the Berlinettes, Alpine (and in this way Tissot) took each of the three platform positions and 5 of the initial 6 positions were really by them also. Snow capped likewise won the World Rally competition of that year, with Tissot conspicuously as a support. From that point on, Tissot supported the Team Renault Alpine in both 24-hours of Le Mans and in Formula 1.
The Tissot Heritage 1973 chronograph they are showing today, depends on the Tissot Navigator that was presented in 1973. Limited to 1973 pieces and fueled by ETA’s type 7753 development. This self-winding development has a force hold of 46 hours, ticks at 28,800vph and has a chronograph complication. On the dial, you will locate the exemplary spread out with subdials on 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. It can record as long as 12 hours. A date gap can be found on 4.30, and should be set with a little instrument on the corrector for the situation at 10 o’clock.
With a measurement of 43mm and a stature of 14,8mm, the watch isn’t too large (or excessively little) and comparable to numerous different chronographs available. The case shows a touch of similarity with the Speedmaster Mark II for instance, which isn’t bizarre as that watch was initially from a similar time. On the off chance that we investigate the watch that motivated this Tissot Heritage 1973, the Navigator, it unquestionably shows similitudes. The first Tissot Navigator was somewhat more modest, at approx. 39mm, however the case shape is fundamentally the same as the new Heritage 1973 chronograph.
Finishing on the Tissot Heritage 1973 case is really great. Brushed top surface and case band, and cleaned incline and haul tops. It looks truly cool. The pushers aren’t round, yet have these indents. The crown is enormous and endorsed with Tissot’s logo. On the back, you will see the ETA type 7753 development through the sapphire precious stone. As should be obvious, the rotor has been engraved with Tissot’s name and has a striped finish.
Besides the case, the dial has a similar shading plan. The Panda dial has been hot for some time now, and in fact, it looks dazzling. Back in 1973, the Navigator utilized a Lémania type 1342 development, the very base type that was utilized by the Speedmaster Mark III, Mark IV and ‘125’ for instance. It was the hour of insane formed cases, exceptionally stout in any event. The dial spread out was somewhat extraordinary, with just two subdials and obviously a focal moment chronograph hand. What remains is the utilization of orange hands for the chronograph functions.
On the silvered sand-impacted dial, you will likewise discover the tachymeter scale as external ring. The hour markers are applied with Super-LumiNova, for great meaningfulness under low-light conditions. Tissot chose to utilize a touch of green for the Super-LumiNova parts, rather than what you’ve might expect in these long periods of false patina. The chronograph second hand is dark with an orange tip, while the hour hand and moment hand are largely dark with green Super-LumiNova.
Price and Delivery
Tissot conveys their new Heritage 1973 Chronograph on a calfskin hustling (punctured) lash. This watch is limited to 1973 pieces just, and will retail for 1990 Euro. Conveyances will begin in May 2019. More particulars below.
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