Tissot, founded in the watchmaking hub of Le Locle, Switzerland in 1853, marks its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the brand has released a new version of its Tissot Heritage Navigator, a world-time watch originally created on the occasion of Tissot’s centennial in 1953.
The dial of the Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary indicates the time in each of the 24 major world time zones simultaneously, with each time zone represented by the capitol of a nation within that zone (i.e., “New York” for Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.). Once the watch is set for the time in the wearer’s chosen country, the times in the other 23 zones are easily readable as the world cities line up with the numerals on the 24-hour disk. The watch’s automatic movement is a Swiss-made chronometer certified by COSC.
The watch’s case is made of 316L stainless steel, with either a white or black dial, and has an exhibition caseback through which you can view the movement, with its gold, decorated rotor. The domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal has a nonreflective coating. Each case is numbered and is water-resistant to 30 meters. The watch comes on a leather strap with a push-button-operated folding clasp.
Both steel-case versions of the Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary are priced at $1,650; there is also a model in an 18k rose gold case, limited to 333 numbered pieces, for $8,250. All will be available at retail in October.