The Telemeter 1938 is a reinterpretation of an iconic Tissot chronograph of the 1930s. It takes inspiration from a particular model worn by Vital Thiébaud during a ski race in the Swiss ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon 84 years ago.
The Telemeter 1938 boasts a beautiful vintage-inspired dial design. Alongside its condensed Arabic numerals marking the hours, it features two railroad sub-dials, one for the running seconds and another for the chronograph’s 30-minute counter. These are flanked by three scales.
In the centre in red, a spiraling tachymeter scale for timing speed over a known distance. In black, the minutes scale, read off by the blue sword-shaped central minute hand. And around the dial’s outer edge is a telemeter scale with blue scale and digits.
The brushed and polished 42mm stainless steel case tapers beautifully into elegantly proportioned lugs. On the right side of the case, ergonomically designed chronograph pushers and an over-sized crown with a fluted edge inspired by the design of the first chronographs, complete the watch’s ageless silhouette.
The Tissot Telemeter 1938 is equipped with the newly upgraded Valjoux A05.231 automatic chronograph calibre. It features a highly durable Nivachron balance spring and offers an extended 68-hour power reserve. The movement is fitted with a new Tissot Heritage winding rotor.
The watch comes fitted on a brown Italian leather strap.
Model: Tissot Telemeter 1938
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42 mm
Sapphire box top crystal with anti-reflective coating
Chronograph Valjoux A05.231 movement
Nivachron™ balance spring
Brown leather strap