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With the Heritage collection, Tissot brings us models in a vintage style, combining simple elegance with an up-to-date, efficient mechanism. A closer look at the Heritage 2018!
Feeling nostalgic? Tissot has travelled back in time to launch a vintage-style watch with classical elegance. In 1943, the brand launched its first collection of timepieces with an automatic movement. An early advertisement showed a refined model with a dial featuring sword-style hour and minute hands. The reference to “antimagnetic“ under the logo highlighted its resistance and modernity. A small second hand at 6 o’clock was used to check the calibre was working correctly. This model has inspired the design of the new Heritage 2018, launched in March at Baselworld. It has the same layout, but now the hands are leaf-shaped and rotate above a curved dial made of brushed silver and featuring vintage-style numerals.
While the dial borrows the aesthetic codes of the period, the mechanism is the very contemporary calibre ETA 6498-1. Once wound, the watch will provide up to 46 hours of power reserve. The Geneva Wave design on the bridges and plates of the hand-wound movement is shown beneath the sapphire case back. The steel case is watertight down to 50 metres and comes in a very modern size with a width of 42mm – far removed from the diameter of the earlier watch, which must have been around 35mm!
The Tissot Heritage 2018 comes with a black leather strap with a folding clasp.
Price: 990 EUR www.tissotwatches.com
By Dan Diaconu