The 42mm Tissot Antimagnetique we were shown during our Tissot meeting is based on the Antimagnetique watches of the 1930s and ’40s. In something of a first for Tissot, their wristwatches were ahead of the crowd to be considered antimagnetic. The Tissot logo used for this watch hark back to the 1931 when Paul Tissot was at the helm.
Water resistant to 50 meters, the design for the new watch is based on a version of the Antimagnetique made in 1943. The highly legible numerals top a clean, brushed dial with a small seconds sub-dial at six o’clock, domed sapphire crystal glass and an exhibition case through which can be viewed a Unitas 6498 hand-winding movement, complete with blued screws and Geneva stripes.
Features: Hand-winding movement. Brushed silver dial. Water resistant to 50 meters.
Size: 42mm diameter
Movement: Unitas 6498 hand-winding
Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic
Photo by Scott Sitkiewitz
Back in the 1950s, Tissot celebrated its centenary with a series of innovations, one of which was the integration of a date function to the automatic mechanism in a watch called Visodate. The Tissot Heritage Visodate translates nostalgia into contemporary timepieces dedicated to detail. A gently curved dial mirrors the domed sapphire glass, both geared to showcasing a clearly visible day and date. The ‘how much?’on this watch is $650
This video was made in the 1940s to underline the quality of Tissot watches
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