The 2009 Tissot Heritage timepieces turn the clocks back to 1941 for their inspiration. Two limited editions preserve the aesthetics of an original 1941 Tissot wristwatch in a ‘must-have’ contemporary chronometer with COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification. These timepieces even apply their proven precision to nature with an integrated telemetre to calculate the distance between the wearer and a lightening bolt. The 2009 Tissot Heritage watches have a fascinating story to tell, to both dedicated collectors and today’s trendsetters.
The dial of both 2009 Tissot Heritage editions reflects the unrivalled precision of the Swiss 7753 chronograph movement inside via intricate, golden markings, giving it the character of a fine mechanical instrument. This masterpiece of timekeeping presents itself against the backcloth of a smooth, black dial. A row of intersecting circles, comprising two counters and a mesmerising spiral tachymetre in the centre, builds a bridge from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock. The even numbers are boldly marked and interspersed with elongated rectangular indices. This rectangular form is mirrored by the 38 mm case’s attachment elements which secure the crocodile leather bracelet in place in true geometric style.
One of the 2009 Tissot Heritage limited editions consists of just 333 numbered pieces. This model has a case made of pure 18-carat rose gold. The second edition being added to the year’s collection comes in stainless steel and has 3,333 pieces. The number of each watch is engraved on the ornately decorated case back, which also incorporates a window through which to view the 27 jewel automatic movement at work. Both editions are chronometers, verified by testing carried out by the independent COSC over several consecutive days in five positions and at three temperatures.
From all angles, these timepieces celebrate over 150 years of precision watch making, with Tissot adding its signature of confirmation on the front and back in the form of a historical logo. With these 2009 limited editions, Tissot introduces two of tomorrow’s collectors’ items today.
•Swiss made ETA 7753 chronograph movement with COSC certification
•Water resistant to 30 meters / 3 ATM
•Scratchproof sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
•Case in either 18 carat rose gold or 316L stainless steel
•Real crocodile leather strap with folding buckle